Timberland Park is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 437.2.

Hiking Trail several intersecting loop trails 2 to 3 miles long each
Picnic Area 6 picnic tables, 0 grills (cooking prohibited)
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Timberland Park - Franklin, Tennessee
Timberland Park Tennessee

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Timberland Park, opened in the fall of 2014, sits on 72 acres adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 437.2 less than a mile south of the Tennessee Highway 96 (Double Arch Bridge) entrance to the parkway. The park is maintained and staffed by Williamson County Parks & Recreation.

For generations, the wooded property comprising Timberland Park was logged by hand and loaded onto wagons pulled by mules and horses. Most of the lumber was used to build homes and buildings in nearby Franklin. The old logging roads are now trails!

Stop in and pick up a map of the parkway.

Timberland Park Trail Map

Timberland Park features a 2000 sq ft interpretive center that uses solar panels that stores the energy in batteries for electricity, rain water is collected for irrigation, propane for a fireplace and a septic system for waste. Visitors will enjoy hiking, bird watching and wildlife observation (deer, raccoon, fox, wild turkey and squirrel). Walking sticks made from trees on the property are available for use by hikers. An ADA accessible trail meanders thru the woods past several benches, a picnic area and eventually to an overlook pavilion. Other trails take hikers thru and up and down the property. Man's best friend will enjoy the dog walk trail.

The staff at Timberland Park offer a variety of nature events that are open and free to the public:

Natchez Trace Bicycle Routes alongside Timberland Park

General Information:
  • A loop drive accommodates RVs and buses.
  • There is no entrance fee to the park.
  • Park Hours: March 12 thru October 31 - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Park Hours: November thru February - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
  • Restrooms are located in the interpretive center.


Pets on the trails:
  • Pets are permitted. Must be on a leash with a maximum of 6 feet and under physical restraint at all times.
  • Dog waste receptacles are available on site.
  • Do not leave pets unattended.


Prohibited Activities:
  • No Firearms Permitted
  • Collecting or digging of plants or artifacts.
  • Hunting of any type.
  • Use of non-motorized or motorized vehicles including ATVs, bicycles, or motorcycles on any of the trails.
  • Skateboarding
  • Feeding or harassing wildlive.
  • Camping, camp fires or grills.
  • Overnight parking.
  • Alcohol or smoking.

For more information please call (615) 232-4154, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to www.wcparksandrec.com

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  • Latitude: 35.976829
    Longitude: -87.002696
    Elevation (approximate): 919 feet
    Milepost: 437.2
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