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Harpeth River - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Weekend Trip Report
Trip Dates: March 17-18, 2007
Nearest City: Pegram, TN
Difficulty: Easy
Submitted by: gjmesa

Description:

Starting from "Narrows of the Harpeth" put-in...

6-7 hours in my solo canoe (with a 10-15 min. break each hour to stretch my legs), will take you to the LAST gravel bar for camp... it's a fair spot with pretty cliffs to your left, as you face downriver.

From the gravel bar the next morning, paddled for approx 2 hrs. to a ramp where a trestle bridge(HWY 49)crosses the Harpeth River, at a roadside camping/picnic campground,not far from Ashland City, TN.

Very picturesque!

Accommodations:

none

Outfitting:

Wenonah Argosy Solo canoe
Bending Branches CruiserPlus bent shaft paddle

Fees:

none

Directions:

From Nashville, TN:
Take I-40 West to Pegram / McCrory Road Exit.
Turn Right. Go til road ends at Hwy 70. Turn left.
About 15 minutes later, turn right just before Harpeth River bridge(look for TIP-A-CANOE rentals on left).
Follow road for about 10 minutes to Narrows of the Harpeth road to the left.
Take to the put-in at the top of some wood stairs(honest!).

NOTE: Parking here is for day-use only, so you'll need a dropoff/pickup.

Resources:

Mapquest aerial view....Type in Pegram, TN....then look for Really tight loop of Harpeth river to the north.
The Narrows are so called because of a 5-mile loop that ends 1/4 mile from where you put in.


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