Long Hunter State Park is situated along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake. It consists of four units: Couchville, Baker's Grove, Bryant Grove and Sellars Farm. Picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation are among the activities available to park visitors. Planned activities include interpretive and recreation programs for the general public and environmental education programs for school and other interested groups.
Got to the trail head right after the sun came up and was the only person there. The trail is pretty flat and the rocks and tree roots are bearable. The four mile point makes for a good bathroom break and refreshing view of the lake. I will definitely be coming back soon!
I Walked through a group of at least six deer! Never have I been so close to one deer let alone three! The view of the water is almost constant, providing a nice breeze while you hike along in the shade. Various breathtaking moments of scenery!
Trail gets you a little winded at moments but for the most part it's just about right. Watch for tree roots!
Great day hike. The Volunteer trail is NOT a loop. There is a 4 mile loop, called the day loop, and it connects to volunteer trail. It's a little misleading. I met a woman running the trail today and she thought it was loop... She was not happy to learn that she needed to retrace her steps to get back to the parking lot.
It's a great hike. Lots of rocks and tree roots... So be careful