Mohamed J. on Hamilton Creek
Nice trail really long and challenging, wish there were signs.
The Pinnacle Trail and Lakeside Trail are connected under the main highway bipass from one side to the other. This trail is likely a much better biking trail than it is hiking trail, and really that doesn't say much. There are many washed out and eroded rock sections that make it technical and sometimes fun in small doses on a bike, but after 9 miles, it's really just a headache waiting to happen. Scenery is very average, traffic is typically moderate and ease of navigating is fair at best. There are several other MTB trails in the broader Nashville area that are more recommended. This is one that can be plugged in rarely to jog your memory of other better flowing trails. The trail does not dry out well, and can be very slippery and even dangerous within 48 hours of moderate rain.
Rode the beginner/intermediate loop today. Got introduced to what are apparently known as "rock gardens". Very tricky to navigate for a beginner. Some fun quick stretches as well, definitely helped me work on my technical riding! Signs were rare, and there seemed to be a few different ways to go. Missed the exit when I was nearing completion but common sense helped me turn around. Beautiful scenery, lots of switchbacks, and overall a tougher challenge than Jones Mill. Next, to tackle the 7 mile intermediate/advanced loop.
Nice loop mountain bike trail in Nashville, TN. It's about 4 miles long. Lots of rocks and roots. Good work-out. There were several large trees downed when I went so I had to walk my bike over them. The trail blazes / markings are not easy to see. The Lakeside Trail is also called the East Trail. You can add on the West (Pinnacle) Trail and make your ride longer.
I did this trail on a Wednesday morning with my boyfriend. The trail is very nice except that is poorly marked. We was planning on doing the 5 miles loop. We end up doing 7 miles or more and had to find our way out to the nearest road. I'm not experience with trails. But about 2 miles in, there's a connector we missed bc we didn't know where it was taking us. that connector it's the one that loops back to the parking lot for total of 5 miles. follow the red markings. Which are about a mile apart from each other. Watch out for snakes.
Connor H. on Hamilton Creek
Very rocky and can get pretty technical through the rock gardens.
The trail was pretty basic without any notable views. For a good chunk of the trek, the trail meandered back and forth near the highway, which although not visible, the rumbling road noise was a serious drawback and eventually became a taunting soundtrack, giving us occasional false hope that we were nearing the trails end. A scenic gully boosted the trails scenery rating from 1.5 to 2.0, but other than that there wasnt much happening (aside from a decades-old overturned, rusted out car about 1/3 of the way into the trail).