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Great views!!

My wife and I enjoyed our first day hike on the trail! Our German Shepard was welcomed by other hikers and make it very welcoming. We only live a couples away but hadn’t been here before but will definitely be back over and over.

Nice. A bit muddy

Easy to find and navigate easy trail 80 percent of the time!

Easy walk and pretty view.

SUCH a pretty terrain. I’d never take a small child to this one because of all of the bluffs but I’d definitely go back

hiking
14 days ago

Nice trail with plenty of deep wooded features. If you are a nature lover you will love this trail. Lots of wildlife along the way, today.

Pretty, very easy hike. We took our small dog for the first time and she had no problems.

on Eagle Trail

hiking
16 days ago

pretty intense trail for such a short distance :)

hiking
19 days ago

I lost the trail about a mile from the campsite. What little trail there was had been covered by leaves and no markers in sight. I wound up turning back and doing the rest of the day loop to make up the distance. I am assuming that part of the trail does not get a lot of traffic .

hiking
22 days ago

Not much to see, minus the few lakeside vistas. I’d rate the trail as “easy” overall. Fairly flat out and back, well maintained, GPS watch found trail length at 7.8 miles total. I arrived at 8:30 on a sunny Sunday morning expecting many others. I didn’t see another on the trail until 11am, so it’s lightly travelled. Nice proximity to Nashville and do something different. Regular jet aircraft and boat noise heard on the trail. Real good trail running training route.

hiking
26 days ago

Any trail with this many lake views will be a favorite trail to me. I completed the Day Loop which is supposed to be 4 miles. My fitness tracker said it was 3.6 miles but that I had climbed the equivalent of 30 flights of stairs once I finished. The elevation changes are so gradual for the most part that it seems very easy. The wooded areas have several interestingly twisted and tall trees as well as beautiful rock formations. The lakeside portions rise slowly until you are rather high up on the bluffs over looking the lake and the surrounding areas for what seems like forever. It is easy to forget you aren't alone here as there were a few encounters with other hikers talk-shouting their way along the trail, oblivious to the others nearby. As my partner said, they would be the first to be taken out in a horror movie. Otherwise, I can see myself coming back here again and again.

hiking
26 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.

Just a perfect mix of easy walking, elevation changes and scenery! Only ran into two people on the trail. Water at waterfall was crystal clear and we were able to walk right up to it

This place is pretty amazing. It has it all... rivers, waterfalls, meadows, and lots of history (as told through the museum and trail markers). I took my dog and she had an amazing time running with me through the meadow, hiking the trails, and playing in the river. We saw a huge blue heron and a herd of deer in the meadow. It’s a magical place! The only complaint I have is what others noted - the trail is just dreadfully marked. I spent 2 hours essentially wandering around looking at my GPS here on AllTrails and trying to figure out where I was, as did nearly everyone I passed. The problem is threefold: there are multiple trails and spurs (not just “a loop”), AllTrails is not accurate here (not even close), and again, trails are poorly marked. An old pro told me to stop next time at the museum to get a trail map, which I had foregone since I had my trusty AllTrails. I am not deterred though despite some frustration... this place is too great for that. I’ll be back again, and next time I’ll be sure I have a paper map and will keep my phone in my pack. Can’t wait to come back!!

1 month ago

With a few of stops at waterfalls, it took us around three hours to finish the trail. Only met five or six groups of hikers. Nice hiking. Perfect after a long week of works.

Great trails with several water falls!

hiking
1 month ago

We do this with day packs as training for long hiking trips. Not necessarily a pretty hike - just keep on slogging!

It's in my way to or from home. it's easy enough to stop by for some relaxation after a bad day. The Day Loop is my favorite. My goal is to backpack and stay over for an extended weekend. I was there earlier this week, lots of fungi also bullfrogs in "the pond". I have quirky ankles and find I can do this trail easily. Enough people around to feel safe, not so many people to feel crowded. Lots of places to swim as well.

hiking
1 month ago

Eagle trail is a beautiful trail but not much to see as far as sights go. I would rate it as a moderate trail. Blue Hole is at the end of the Eagle Trail and is a trail of its own. I would rate this as a difficult trail with lots of stairs that stop about half way through the trail. The trail is not very clean and is very wet. However it has some of the prettiest waterfalls you will see in this area. You will definitely need shoes you can get wet in.

Driving up to this trail, I must say, I was a bit worried. Some of the roadsigns on the way out are graffitied with the word "SKIN" over it and/or shot through with bullet holes, and the dogs from the canoe place chased my car a good way before I got to the gravel road. By the time I reached the trailhead, I felt so isolated that I was sure no one had been out here in forever and it was going to be Vesta Glade all over again. Forthunately, all my fears were relieved by this wonderful trail. The first half mile of the trail is over mostly loose rocks, so hikiing shoes or boots are highly recommended. This trail may also be the best marked that I have ever been on with bright blue blazes to follow frequently. There had been rain recently, so parts of the trail were like a shallow, trickling stream, and there are two points that will require you to cross over the stream. The bluffs and their views of the Duck River are simply awesome to behold. Another reviewer mentioned there was a fence on the cave entrance, but this was not present on the day I visited. Be careful as you descend into the cave as the entrance is steep, and I slipped on the mud going in, busting my wrist up a little in the process. My courage was rewarded with great cave views as well as the overlook at the end, about 30 feet above the river banks. I can't wait to visit again and bring friends.

hiking
1 month ago

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

trail running
1 month ago

A good, moderately challenging trail. The last 2 miles or so before you reach the campground do need some maintenance as some of the markers are tough to see, obscured by several fallen trees.
But, I will avoid this trail on warm, sunny days. The party boats in one of the coves were blaring country songs so loud I lost my concentration several times. :(
At the first split, I took the right side (the forest side) of the day loop, then ran to the camp ground, and on the way back when I connected to the day loop again, took the lake side of the loop to get back to the parking lot.
My Nike app marked that as 13.2 miles.

Enjoyed the loop trail. Plenty to see and explore. Love the educational boards. Will be doing this again with the family.

Great challenging trail

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Definitely a favorite. We always do the Day loop option which clocks per my watch at 3.8 miles. It is super dog friendly. There are some rocky spots that give the trail so much beauty. Only down fall is during the summer it does trace a popular party cove so you are going to get some noise and nonsense from that. Other then that we love it.

hiking
2 months ago

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

Great trail and overall very satisfying. I visited this area with my wife in September. I had no idea where the cave was located and the previous reviews did not help so..... I will try to help those who go after me.
If you follow the trail, a 1/4 mile BEFORE you reach the split as shown on the AllTrails map you will see a steep gorge/ run off to the left of the trail. This is the access point for the cave. At the bottom of the descent in this run off make a right. You will come to the first opening which is actually the top of the cave or exit. Keep following the trail to the main entrance. It has a large fence with a hole in it. Explore and enjoy!
Hopefully this will help those who need it.

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

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