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It’s a good hike but just a heads up, the trails DO NOT allow dogs. Pets are only allowed on the paved roads

hiking
8 days ago

I would call this trail easy. It follows the shoreline of the lake and can be quite busy during the nice days. We definitely plan to backpack the volunteer trail sometime soon

hiking
19 days ago

If you want to feel like you are deep in the woods without driving far from the city, this is your trail. Sure, there are parts that intersect the paved paths at points, but all the tall hardwood trees more than make up for it. There are two steep climbs at the beginning, but then you are at the top of the ridge line near Farrell Road, a remnant of the scenic unpaved driving road. After a while, you descend into Buggy Hollow where there are multiple foot bridges, although all the streams are dried up in the fall. Ascend again and you can split off the trail around the 2-mile mark to get to Luke Lea Heights with a good view of downtown Nashville. From here, it's all downhill back to the trailhead.

Great trail and very well kept. Lots of wildlife. It was a pretty easy walk so it’s a nice trail to tackle with friends and family. Get here early because the parking lot and trail fills up quick!

Not very challenging in terms of elevation but distance is a consideration. Well marked trail and good opportunity to see a lot of backcountry. We went in mid October and only saw two other people and there were no bugs at all.

The whole thing took us about 4.75hrs with a 30min break for lunch. Horses are not permitted on the two loops but mountain bikes are.

Park at Maple Springs Trailhead parking lot and catch the connecting trail from there.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Lots of wildlife.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this nice hike with my Frenchie! My frenchie got a little tired at points but we enjoyed the hike!

Pretty trail! Be aware of some mosquitos near the water, but nothing some bug spray can't fix.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail. Did the 3.9 mile day loop trail. It rained the last two days so I thought it would be super muddy. It was not! Little bit of ricks and roots. But not overgrown at all and only saw one other hiker. Little slippery when the sky opened up on us, but the canopy was good cover for the most part.

Very nice place to hike trail was very good on directions

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, moderate inclines, be sure to bring water! Stopped towards the end on a secluded bench to have a picnic lunch!

trail running
1 month ago

Great path, well marked, shaded, perfect for a trail run!

Lightly traveled path... intermediate level; some rock and root traversing. Mostly shaded, clearly marked and clear. No ticks (so far).

Awesome trail. Very beautiful scenery. Lots of wildlife. An outstanding 1 hour hike

on Bakers Grove Trail

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is clean & fairly quiet if you go early in the day. Lots of rocks & roots along the trail so watching your step which makes it moderate instead of easy. A few light uphill climbs. It makes a great hike for a quick hike close to Nashville.

Quite possibly my favorite trails. Decently challenging, not over crowded, lots of nature.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Mountain Bike Trails are a blast! Many options for many skill levels! Good times!

horseback riding
2 months ago

Definitely recommend it it’s a really fun on horses and with friends long but not to long I’ve been like 4 or 5 times

on Bakers Grove Trail

2 months ago

Nice trail, well used though with lots of people. A little more crowded then I prefer. Beautiful views though.

trail running
2 months ago

An enjoyable trail run that turned into a hike. I went after office hours on a weekday and saw appx 6 people on trail.

Loved this hike! We cobbled together the Sunset Point, River Styx Spring, and Green River Bluff trails to create a good loop. This trail has some good inclines and great overlooks of Sunset Point, the River Styx Spring, and the Green River. Also took a short detour to Dixon Cave. Saw a few deer as well.

nice trail with beautiful views. Close to the visitor center

Fun trail. Offers different options of you want to take shortcuts. Very wooded hike (wear your bug spray). Fun addition to a Mammoth Cave tour.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail with exposed tree roots and rocks - very interesting and beautiful. Scenic views of the lake. On the way back to the parking lot we came upon some deer. Recommend!

Love Percy warner parks

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike if living in the Nashville area. I enjoy it because it's easily accessible after a day at the office and can get some good incline along with miles without it being too far outside the city. I recommend bringing hiking poles. There are some steep areas and the poles make it nice. I hiked it during dusk and you see all sorts of wildlife at that time.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great trail. We encountered singles, couples and families - many with dogs on this gorgeous hike. It’s shaded and well marked. Just a great hike (at a steady pace with a couple of brief photo stops it took a family of four with teen boys 1 hour 50 minutes.) Parking is somewhat limited. Only a portolet - no bathroom.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a nice change of scenery just outside of Nashville. Lots of trail runners. The terrain is fairly rocky with occasional smooth dirt coverage. Fairly maintained trail with good shade. I found this to be a pretty strenuous hike, took 2.5 hours to complete loop taking a water break every couple miles. 6.2 miles total in and out.

on Bakers Grove Trail

3 months ago

loved going off trail

hiking
3 months ago

Very enjoyable with such varied terrain. Lots of trail traffic but everyone was very nice and enjoying the morning temperatures. Hats off to those running the trail.

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