Ring of Fire Trail

The Ring of Fire Trail stretches from Nashville across the gorgeous Cumberland Plateau and back again.

Roll through some of Middle Tennessee’s most breathtaking scenery, like Dale Hollow Lake, the Cordell Hull Dam, and the Cumberland River.

Along the way, you’ll stop in unique, off-the-beaten-path communities. Stay in hotels where Victorian-era vacationers once came to “take a cure” at Red Boiling Springs; taste the best of summer at Portland’s Strawberry Festival; visit charming little towns like Cross Plains, where the local drug store is still the best place to get a cheeseburger.

This route explores the territory with forts and homes dating back to the 1700s. It’s also the territory claimed by some of country music royalty; start your trip with a walk at Fontanel, just outside the hum of Music City.

For more information, including the trail guide, visit the Ring of Fire Trail website.

Ring of Fire Trail sign