Hidden Lake Double Loop is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Tennessee 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.
Very beautiful views and pretty easy hike. You park and go into an open field (just keep going straight til you get in a the woods) and it will lead you to the lake. I highly recommend it
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.