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This short trail is so relaxing and has wonderful views at highest elevation.

hiking
11 hours ago

At 57 and New to hiking it was an enjoyable hike. I went there with my girlfriend and my son a US Marine so it was a cake walk for him lol.

great hike

hiking
1 day ago

Lots of hikers and runners on Saturday morning but that is to be expected. Beautiful tall trees. Trail is a bit narrow in places and the elevation changes make it seem longer than expected.

on Mossy Ridge Trail

1 day ago

Lots of traffic but still a nice challenge.

Hiked the trail with my two boys ages 11 and 8. It was steep at points with a lot of uphill climbs but we were able to do it just fine. Beautiful trail!

So great! This whole state park was amazing. My dogs and I really enjoyed hiking around and taking time to cool off in the river. Wear or bring your water shoes!

Loved this loop and this whole state park today!! I went with my two dogs and we had a blast exploring the park, the river, and all of the waterfalls. The loop gives options for how hard you want the hike to be. You can scoot your way up and down the hillside to get in the water, or you can walk around on more of the flat terrain. Absolutely want to go again!

Slipped over for a walk after work. I never tire of walking this loop. Only takes a little over an hour or so, well worth the time. In the summertime, the stretch along the creek is probably 10-15 degrees cooler than the trailhead. One of the prettiest spots in the area.

very nice trails with many side trails along the water. beautiful water falls. the backbone ridge trail was more challenging terrain and provided some interesting views.

Peaceful walk in the wood with so much to see in such a short loop

I've been on this trail several times and never been disappointed. I usually do the paved lake trail from the visitor center to the trail, and the nature is simply beautiful. Nowhere else in Nashville can you clearly see such biodiversity.

hiking
7 days ago

Had no map but iPhone recorded our hike at 5.78 miles, but we had the impression we might have doubled up one segment. Or maybe the extra was from the parking lot at Deep Hole Trailhead. Great hike. Lots of up and down ... some at the extreme for walking. Highly recommended.

Short hike, good little adventure!

Beautiful hike. Lots of rocks and roots though-wear appropriate footwear. Will definitely be back!

Beautiful trail to escape the city. The main path is paved asphalt and good for children and pets, but you can meander off the path into primitive trails through the woods. You won't get lost because on one side is the Cumberland River (some great views can be found) and the woods always come out into East Nashville. It's all about how far you want to venture. Terrific in fall and spring, tons of color.

I would rate it a little more than moderate due to the rocks, roots and narrowness of the trail. but it's very scenic with nice waterfalls and swimming holes

8 days ago

My husband and I did this loop and the south lake trail today less than two hours. Very nice. Bring walking poles and knee support if you have knee issues. Parking is limited btw.

very narrow trail, no markers, alot of extreme trail bikers that will run you off the path. Hint - take creek shoes and walk the beautiful creek verses trying to walk the trails.

13 days ago

Beautiful views. Great for kids.

I have a bad hip but the walk was short and just amazing so beautiful and peaceful cld have stayed all day

It’s a nice place to just relax and take in the scenery.

Many Beautiful waterfalls, trails for all skill levels

interesting. would do again. well marked trail. bridges. some incline.

Awesome. Hiked it twice this year and plan to again. has stairs with good amount of incline. has an amazing overlook with a great rock to take a picture on. really short so not intense for long.

easy trail, actually whole family enjoyed it. First trail I have been on and seen wild life. saw two large owls,a fawn six deer, several turkeys all on one trip and they did not seem frightened they all got close to get a look at us. highly recommend you walk it if you enjoy wildlife.

hiking
16 days ago

Just a walk in the woods..

hiking
19 days ago

This was a really nice morning hike in June. The weather was great this day- about 77 degrees and sunny. Although I was hiking in the woods (lots of shade now) and the temperature was lower. There was a slight breeze too.
The trail is well beaten- smooth (some rocks but mostly clay) from lots of hikers and trail runners. This was a moderate trail with lots of ups and downs- one grade had to be 40 degrees up. The condition of the trail was dry today and I can’t say how slippery it would be if raining and wet.
All in all I would definitely recommend this trail. However not for the faint in heart. I would do it again when in town. Thanks to all the trail maintainers.

My favorite trail in the area. Nice mix of strenuous and rest stretches (also referred to as the White Trail). Back in your car in exactly one hour. Perfection!

20 days ago

Perfect mix of short, strenuous climbs and rest stretches
(just when you need them). Beautiful setting. You’re back in the car in exactly one hour, and you’ll feel great! Climbing the large stone steps in the main park area, just to get up to the trailhead, are a workout unto themselves.

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