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Decent when we went. Trail can get muddy and flood during heavy rains in the fall with all the leaves.

Nice trail, little wet after it rained the day before. Could be marked a bit better. Make sure you bring your GPS and the app along for the walk. Scenery was nice and good for a family.

Cedar Glades is beautiful in a unique way. Don’t expect gorgeous views or spectacular waterfalls but Cedar Barrens like this give the hiker a unique look at grasses and wildflowers you won’t see on other hikes. Also an unexpected getaway in the middle of Murfreesboro. I advise going with someone who has been before your first time because the trail can be confusing in a few areas. Also not bad for trail running if you don’t mind the rocky rough terrain .

hiking
23 days ago

Some nice sinkholes, a few rock formations, but still a simple walk through the woods.

One of my favorites especially in the fall when the leaves turn. The lake views are a bonus!

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.

hiking
1 month ago

such a great hike. challenging in some areas for sure. well marked. Red trail was great and heard the white trail is the most challenging.

First time there with grandsons, we enjoyed ourselves. We look forward to going back.

I didn't care for the trail. Too narrow of a trail, either pulling my dog behind me or he is pulling me out front. The gravel and bigger rocks were clunky and somewhat annoying. The trail meanders sometimes close to the lake, but then immediately takes you away from it. Just a couple of nice views, but other than that a fairly uninteresting hike.

Easy walk and pretty view.

Beautiful year round.

nature trips
1 month ago

beautiful in the autumn colors; peaceful in its isolation, almost other-worldly...

hiking
1 month 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.

Great easy hike to just be outdoors, enjoy the woods and changing leaves. Easy for kids to join.

I really enjoyed this trail. Fall colors were beautiful. Sinkholes were amazing. I am from So Cal so this was very different from what I see here. We also stopped to see Jackson Cave. Very enjoyable I would do it again.

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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.

not that easy, but a great little hike in the middle of the city. dont miss it!

hiking
1 month 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.

Not the worlds most scenic trail. Just a walk in the woods. No creeks, no overlooks, no waterfalls, no overhangs, no caves, just 7 or 8 small sink holds to see! Trail was fairly well marked and there was ample amount of parking at the trail head. You can also access the trail across the road from the park office if you’d like.

Great trail. Wife and I enjoyed very much. Only recommendation is the Rocky Trail, white colored tree markers need repainted badly. Got lost off trail a couple times but will definitely be back regardless.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Not much of a hike, but it’s beautiful. It’s great for kids, dogs, people who aren’t able to handle big/difficult hikes.

Nice trail. Very private. My wife and I really enjoyed it. A gps helped us as 1 part of the trail looked like it split off but was a wash out. We found our way back by looking over gps. If it doesnt look like a trail, its not.

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
2 months ago

From the tall cedars to the numerous sinks and the eroded limestone bluffs and boulders, there is so much to see here! I was very pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this trail as the crumbling roadbed at the beginning gives no hint of the natural wonders that lay beyond. The only drawback for me was that I was eaten alive by mosquitoes DESPITE coating myself in bug spray first. Where the Vesta Glade trail had me running away from the Cedars of Lebanon State Park, this trail has made me want to return and explore more of what the park has to offer.

Super easy hike. You have an amazing waterfall that you are able to walk behind on one side and a huge cave 500 yards away on the other side. I highly recommend packing a lunch and eating at the waterfall. I was told the waterfall was used in the children's movie the Jungle Book.

Great short little hike with two trails and a couple of caves. The water fall was AMAZING!

trail running
2 months 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.

Great challenging trail

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