Gilbert Gaul Loop Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Gilbert Gaul Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Spencer, TN that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and road biking and is accessible year-round.

4.1 miles 280 feet Loop

birding

hiking

road biking

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
5 months ago

Trail is not very well taken care of. Lots of shade and view of trees and lake

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful lake views on GG. Mostly level.

hiking
2 years ago

This was a nice easy trail for a early morning hike. The trail starts out at Camp #2 as a access road to the lake and then turns into a relative used trail that follows the lake to the cabins and then turns back to the point where one started. There were many trees cut down by beaver activity, but no sign of a beaver lodge. This would be a good family trail as there is little elevation change.

hiking
2 years ago

This was an easy hike with good views of the lake. The terrain is not challenging and the trail is underutilized. There is huge beaver dam and rain shelter along the lake half way thru the hike.

hiking
3 years ago

One of the least crowded trails in fcf...Very flat easy walk with not much interested other then the lake and wildlife

hiking
4 years ago

This is a mostly easy, flat trail that would be a good route for trail runners. The lake side section is pretty enjoyable because of the views and this section includes plenty of beaver signs (gnawed trees) and a beaver "hostel" that the trail runs right beside. The trail follows an old access road for the 1st mile or so and can be muddy in some sections during rains.

hiking
4 years ago

This trail is really great easy trail to complete in the Fall Creeks Falls State Park. The loop really has a lot of active wildlife and was very peaceful as everyone else seems to go to just visit the Fall Creek Falls Trail. This was a nice easy walk with very few hills or climbs involved. Their are a couple of spots were it is a little tough to follow the trail as it is not well marked and the map provided by the park is not very good. Overall, If your in the park take some time and check it out

hiking
4 years ago

Nice easy trail that is worth hitting it at sunrise. Go slowly... so much to see as you loop around the lake. They should name it "Beaver Lake". You'll notice a lot of trees in various stages of chewing down. Many nothing more than 12-18 inch stumps. Then you will encounter a HUGE beaver lodge. Lots of various tracks - deer, racoons, river otters & others I haven't identified yet.

On the advice of one of the Park Rangers, I brought a thermos of coffee & bagel and plopped myself down at a primo spot - could hear the falls in distance, watched geese, a few cranes and watched several deer grazing as the sun rose.

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