Cedar Forest Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Cedar Forest Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lebanon, TN that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles 187 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

rocky

Loop through one of the largest groves of Red Cedars in the US. Easy day hike.

hiking
24 days ago

Great 2 mile hike. easy to moderate loop. many rock formations and sinks. well blazed trail. not a lot of hikers on Sunday. Enough to see to keep it interesting. Shag Bark Trees cool too. Other trails nearby also. Definitely will come again. Good for kids 5+ beginner hikers.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail with not much traffic. I took my 4 and 6 year old today, and it was the perfect length. Nothing super spectacular in terms of scenery, but it was nice enough.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy loop, not too heavily trafficked even during peak season. Have seen lots of wildlife on the trail which makes it enjoyable. Good for dogs, a few access points for water and lots of new smells.

hiking
5 months ago

good trail for my 10yr old son and myself

hiking
6 months ago

What a neat little trail. It was a little rocky from time to time, but was well marked and easy to follow. It was a good time.

6 months ago

Very good, easy hike to take young kids on. Would do again.

9 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Nice rolling trial. Only 2 miles so it was a nice addition to Hidden Springs Trail.

Nice, easy short hike. Leaves were beginning to turn making the scenery very pretty.

hiking
1 year ago

This is a pretty nice trail. Doesn't seem to get as muddy as the hidden springs trail. I recommend walking this trail plus another trail at Cedars of Lebanon since this one is only 2 miles long. Lots of moss and cedar trees everywhere...and large holes to look at.

hiking
1 year ago

This trail is only 2 miles but the hike was enjoyable. The trees are cedar and smell so wonderful; it really adds to the experience. There are a few beautiful open areas with trees spread several feet apart to help see the surroundings area nicely. Do note there is a neighborhood at the trail's beginning and the first approach is rocky. So, don't be scared off or judge the entire trail based of how it starts. Enjoy!

Tip: There is a 5 mile trail in the same park. Do that trail first to get in a nice walk/hike and get your step count up and finish off on this Cedar Forest Trail...the scenery on the 5 mile trail (Hidden Springs) isn't as nice.

hiking
3 years ago

This trail is located inside the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. I forgot to clarify that in my previous review. Not sure why that's not explicitly clear in the trail location details/directions.

hiking
3 years ago

Easy hike with some slight elevation changes over limestone outcroppings. Quick, dog-friendly hike with several sinkholes and well-shaded.

hiking
3 years ago

An easy hike, great for taking a dog along on the trail. A couple of rocky areas, nothing too crazy though.