Radnor Lake Ganier Ridge Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, TN that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Parking is incredibly difficult, to the point where it's not worth trying on a weekend after 7 am. Not much of a view away from the water, but a moderate amount of wildlife, including deer and heron. The hike up the ridge is moderate and beginners may find it a bit difficult or choose to stick with the lake trail. I enjoy it but would not recommend it as a must-see.
Great workout, mediocre view. Good for training locally.
Really fun hike! Pretty well populated, but not obnoxious. (on a weekday). Just a little strenuous in the beginning.
Fun quick hike
Not a bad trail for being in the city. Heavily used and not very scenic. unlike others I did not see any wildlife.
Love this place!! Great memories with family and beautiful lake.
Beautiful and a great hike.
This is my new favorite trail. It had great views, good exertion, lots of deer and other wildlife, and was completely covered by the tree canopy in July.
One of my favorites. Often see wildlife - deer, turkey, owls, snakes, etc. The trail is very popular, so don't expect solitude. Note that parking can be a challenge, especially on weekends.
Wonderful short hike. Nashvillians are lucky to have this green space in the city! In winter and early spring we often see deer, wild turkeys, woodpeckers, nuthatches. Sometimes a great blue heron by the water or some Canada geese! Pick up a trail map at the visitor's center if you want to calculate the length of your hikes at Radnor.
Beautiful but crowded.
A regular trail for me. One of my most memorable times hiking was here on a quiet Christmas Eve. Came close to deer and turkey while all the trees had a thin coat of ice on them. It was magical.
One of the most beautiful ridges for any time of year. Add it on to the south lake or south access loop and you have a decent 5.0 mile day. Lots of people. Lots of deer.