hiking
27 days ago

Is this good for hiking?

on Hamilton Creek

mountain biking
1 month ago

Fun trail, somewhat technical.

on Hamilton Creek

2 months ago

Would be a really pretty walk, but very difficult to follow trail. A few strange people that did not look like they were there to hike the trail. Saw 2 condom wrappers.

hiking
8 months ago

It was very relaxing, very easy flat trails. Few roots and rocks here and there but not difficult at all. Your choice of routes makes it great because you can go 2-5-7 or 11 miles depending on how ambitious you're feeling.

mountain biking
1 year ago

1st time mountain biking. There were definitely some spots I had to pull my bike through/over. Easy to get on the wrong trail

This trail is enjoyable enough, not too difficult. However, most of it runs along the highway, and the traffic drowns out the peaceful nature around you. The length was okay, and better once we cut off the trail and hiked along the lake.

on Hamilton Creek

2 years ago

Nice trail really long and challenging, wish there were signs.

Awesome trail. Love the drops and of course all the rocks. Wear knee pads !!!
Directions around the trail is sketchy. But that's way we have apps to guide us. Maprika works great for me.

mountain biking
2 years ago

needs trail markings, lots of intermingled connections with no direction.. love the rocks and roots though.. with some direction it would be way better..

mountain biking
3 years ago

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.

hiking
4 years ago

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.

hiking
4 years ago

It doesn't have any signs to tell you where to go, so I didn't like it very much because I got lost.

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.

hiking
4 years ago

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.

on Hamilton Creek

mountain biking
4 years ago

Very rocky and can get pretty technical through the rock gardens.

hiking
4 years ago

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).


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