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Overall, good hike. Only thing like it in the Boro. The main trail - Marshall Knobbs - is less than 3 miles... you have to take BOTH side trails; Valley View and Rocky Path - to get it over 4- close to 5.

Hiked this entire loop counterclockwise. River was gorgeous and shallow enough to wide to the opposite side for a hammock nap! Valley View trail was the typical walk in the woods. After a wrong turn we ended up cliff side US-231. My favorite on this loop was the Rocky Path trail, appropriately named. Most challenging and fun part of the hike. Much like a typical South Cumberland trail.
Would highly recommend this trail if you’re in the area. After a couple wrong turns we clocked 5.51 miles. Nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

I have walked this trail dozens of times in the last few years as it is only minutes from my home. I enjoy the seclusion and landscape. It has been overgrown this summer and the trail does not appear to be maintained with the frequency it was two years ago. Any reference to trash is referring to items discarded on the property decades ago. While not a perfect spot, I would definitely recommend it to locals.

hiking
9 days ago

trail was good, well marked. I was hoping for more lake views along the way only saw the lake like 3 times.. it's mostly forest and it's pretty thick between you and the lake. for being closer to town is a great choice for the limited Nashville area

I wouldn't really consider this a "hike" but it is a beautiful destination. We had the falls all to ourselves the day we went. It was 98 degrees that day and we were very comfortable at the base of the falls and the water was cold. It is hard to find the Natural area. I recommend it for kids. The day we went the water only came half way up my calf but I'm sure that changes. If you want to explore in the cave or even just walk over to it, you will need your hiking boots but I recommend water shoes for the base of the falls. Its very rocky. Don't skip this experience! Enjoy Loves!

Great hike. Make sure to take the Rocky Path for more of a challenge.

on Volunteer Trail

17 days ago

great trail. it has a 4 mile option and a 5 mile option. both are loops you can also combine them for about an 8 mile hike. BEAUTIFUL scenery well marked and good amount of traffic. I drive over an hr to get to this trail and it's worth every min.

Nicely kept trail. Hiked it with a full pack. Good hike.

I’ll agree with many of the other reviewers who have said its pretty much just a walk through the woods. It’s nice though! The cedars are beautiful (& smell nice), and there are a bunch of wildflowers all around. My dogs really enjoyed it. We didn’t see many people yesterday, which was also nice!

hiking
24 days ago

Nice trail. Great for the dog. Not crowded.

hiking
24 days ago

Wonderful. I’ll definitely be back soon.

Great trail that I would rate as intermediate. Some of the Rocky Path section were a little above beginner.
I will make this hike again!

hiking
25 days ago

More like 3.5 stars because this is basically a pleasant but forgettable walk in the woods. There are a few ‘sinks’ and springs along the way, but nothing remarkable. By no means is this a bad or disappointing trail, instead it’s simply an easy 4.2 mile well-marked loop with a few stretches of tedium balanced by wildflowers and cedar glades.

trail running
25 days ago

Great trail for running if you're looking for something more mellow without steep gains. If you park at the Couchville Lake parking lot, you can make the run a good out-and-back for 15ish miles.

Loved this trail, there were a ton of wildflowers and butterflies and some terrain and fauna changes along the way. Be careful of the sinkholes though, and know it may be quite wet and muddy during the wet season or right after a rain. I like listening to audiobooks while I hike, so it didn't feel too long or tedious, but on my own without any distraction, it would have been pretty boring. Took me about 2 hours to finish.

nature trips
27 days ago

Beautiful trail. It's downhill but very easy. The waterfall and scenery are breathtaking. Several scences from Walt Disney's Jungle Book were also filmed here. The cave is easy in and out. I took my daughters in several times when they were like 8 & 10. I do believe since it became a park, the cave is closed at times due to bat hibernation.

hiking
29 days ago

Did this today.. Wasn't bad, little wet and slippery on the rocks at times. would do again.

hiking
1 month 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 month ago

Majority of trail is single track, overgrown brush and grass. Consider it a quiet walk thru the woods. Lots of sink holes that are hidden by overgrowth so watch your kids and don’t wander too far off the trail. My app and watch tracked the loop at 4 miles, not 5, but perhaps I made a wrong turn somewhere. I’m guessing it might be prettier after a nice rainfall. Not being from the area, I’m easily impressed by any greenery and nature. However, if you’re limited on time, I feel there are much better hikes around TN that are easy but still offer spectacular scenery.

Boring, too easy,

This is a pretty trail with nice meadows and wooded sections and a good view of the lake. You can hear the boats on the lake very loudly though, which I found disruptive.

We took our dogs on this trail last week. Had a great time. Very clean. Seen other dog owners hiking with their dogs. Everyone was very polite and good dog handlers.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Drove over here today to ride my bike since Altrails says it's an option, but the last item on the trail head sign clearly states "No Bikes". :(

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy walk. Nice sink holes and hidden - I'd call it a well. The trail is pretty well maintained and marked.

hiking
1 month ago

Just a walk in the woods..

very easy hike

After a good rain this waterfall was amazing! We ventured out into the cave to find that waterfall as well♡
Definitely would do it again!

on Jones Mill

hiking
2 months ago

really beautiful trail. lots of wild flowers and lizards. I think it's used more for biking than hiking, but the bikers were very courteous. I believe they just added on to the trail and it isn't marked very well and all and can be pretty confusing after a certain point. Once that is sorted it will get a 5star from me for sure.

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