Hidden Lake Double Loop is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, TN that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A quick double-balloon loop on the outskirts of Belleview, with a small lake as the payoff. Starts out in an open field, winds it's way into the woods along a creek. Once into the woods, take the left fork in the trail (there's a sign) to get where you can actually touch the water (most of the lake is surrounded by high limestone bluffs). After dipping your toes in, there's a quick steep scramble up to cliffs with excellent views of the water below. At the far end of the lake, almost exactly halfway through the hike, there is a bench that overlooks the whole thing--very nice. After that, the trail branches off--the far left will give you the most distance, but the right trail will go up a bit higher and has better scenery. You'll eventually get back to the trail junction and retrace your original steps back to the open field. The 'bluebird loop' is just a different walk around the same field, but gets you back to the parking area.
This is a great, short trail for hiking or walking. I did the blue bird trail once (sweet little meadow trail that I wish wasn't so close to a major road) and the main loop twice, just for fun. Very low traffic (on a Monday afternoon), but a good bit of noise pollution from the surrounding area.
Great views and not much traffic on a Sunday afternoon. Steep and narrow with loose rocks around lake would not recommend for young children.
nice over look at top
Beautiful wildflowers (at least right now in the late summer) and close water access for the pup to cool off in
A hidden gem in the Nashville area. The trail does not appear to be overly popular, which can be great if you're looking for solitude while you're hiking. A very easy trail with great views, and the history of how the lake was formed and used is fascinating and unique. A few abandoned (but safe) structures line the trail, which adds to the appeal. A good option for a day hike for locals.
Fun hike with the kids(ages 3 and 4), but challenging for them at certain spots on the ridge trail. Great views at the top of the ridge. Will certainly do again.
Trail was very well maintained and tons of fun. Great view from the bluff overlook. We hung an Eno up by the historic tunnel. Would definitely recommend. Fairly easy. Only took us about an hour to see both sights.
Bring bug spray!
This trail is awesome! My friends and I wanted to hang our enos but there weren't any really great spots for that. Definitely avoid after lots of rain, the trails were still muddy from rain a couple days ago. Overall, I would totally recommend this hike :)
Very unique hike. It was fun to see all the old ruins. Somewhat difficult to follow the trail with no markers or map available at the trailhead.
Beautiful hike around the lake with stunning views of the river. I love finding remains from the old home on the land.
Great easy hike, the drive to the trail was beautiful in itself. Me and my wife took our six month old on the hike and it was a really easy trail to get to the lake. There is a trail that goes on the cliffs of the lake that isn't as easy and if your taking a small child like we did I don't know if I'd recommend it unless you have trekking poles for balance.
Cool little hike I came across while exploring the Harpeth River. A resort used to be here in the 20s or 30s and some structures can still be seen from the period. Namely, a quarry turned into the resort swimming area and a stone dance floor up at the top of an overlook.
This trailhead is well marked, and there are several clear signs early on to direct you to Hidden Lake. Unfortunately, there are no other blazes or markings on the trail at all, and there are a number of trail junctions. On the trail, you approach Hidden Lake - choose the skinny trail that climbs a small ridge to the left, and use your sense of direction to follow a loop around the lake. It's easy to find your way, but don't expect help from the park here.
This is a charming, short hike with views of the nearby Veterans' Cemetery, and several neat sightings along the way. The lake is clean is would be a fun place to cool off on a hot summer day.