Dunbar Cave Recovery Trail

MODERATE 48 reviews
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Dunbar Cave Recovery Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Clarksville, TN that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles 415 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

cave

forest

lake

Wooded trail by a small lake fed by a stream in a cave. Moderate hike. From I-24 Exit 4 go south on hwy 79 about 4 miles. Turn left on Dunbar Cave Rd. go 1.1 miles the park is on your left. Great place to see wildlife: deep, turkey, fox, squirell, muskrat, turtles, and all kinds of birds, from swans to woodpeckers. You can also tour the cave with a ranger.

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

A good trail. The cave isn't extensive, but it's still cool. Not exactly a place to get away from the world

trail running
2 months ago

My personal favorite trail in Clarksville. While it is often times busy and the gates close at sundown, it is possibly the best trail to run on that's somewhat challenging around here. There are two loops both of which connect in the middle. They are not paved and not made for bikes. The short loop is easy and less than a mile long. The recovery loop is about a mile and a half and has much higher incline with no switch backs. The cave is not always open, but offers a cool area to rest after your run.

hiking
2 months ago

it was an okay trail.. not really a lot to see.. would love to go inside the cave,but it was all gated up..

2 months ago

2 months ago

short trail, shaded, medium populated

hiking
3 months ago

Nice to be in nature in the city! Deer on trail.

3 months ago

4 months ago

My favorite place to hike when I'm in my home town!

4 months ago

Cool history and a shady walk.

walking
4 months ago

Good litte adventure for the kiddos.

hiking
4 months ago

it was a great hike good for some family time (:

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful area and I highly recommend doing the cave tour, it's great :)

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

good run if you add both trails together

5 months ago

5 months ago

good trail. muddy after rain. worth doing again.

It's a short trail, it will get your heart rate up. sorry but I was disappointed with this one. New in town and I kept being told this was a challenging hike and fairly long.

5 months ago

Beautiful scenery, great Upward slopes for fitness, and easy to accomplish