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Great views!!

Nice. A bit muddy

hiking
3 days 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.

Great hike for a Cub Scout Pack. 5-8 year olds did well. Little bit of horse pooh, but otherwise a very nice hike!

Beautiful year round.

nature trips
11 days ago

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

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

Good trail anytime except when it’s hot outside. If you take this trail during the summer months, bring bug spray suitable for the construction of another Panama Canal

hiking
14 days ago

Good walk in the woods. Probably just missed the best fall colors. Well marked with good parking at the trailhead.

Best trail running in the area with good climbs. The loop is 4.5 miles, the connector is 1 mile and one of several ways to access the loop. This is the longest access method, some shorter options are Deep Wells entrance and Chickering entrance.

excellent trails

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

hiking
27 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.

hiking
29 days ago

Enjoyable stroll. Hidden Lake was beautiful as the sun was setting and the leaves are about to change.

This is a beauty in the fall.

0.7 miles to bottom of falls, all downhill. good payoff

Nice beginner hike, took my dog with me, very wide trail. Beautiful views of the hidden lake. Would recommend to any beginner, also very well marked trail

Beautiful lake view, had different trails from easy to difficult. There was more people than I would have liked but I see why, great little hike.

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
1 month ago

The information and pictures posted here are incorrect. Many of the pictures are from the Shoal Creek Trail. According to the park maps there is no Waterfall Trail.

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.

This trail is well a maintained and paved with great variety. Lots of fun.

on Harpeth Woods Trail

1 month ago

My favorite trail.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is quite popular for good reason. I rarely went more than 5 minutes without coming across another person. The beginning and end of the loop parallels Vaughn's Creek which is picturesque. I was surprised how rocky the first quarter mile of the trail is as you ascend the hill. What sets this trail apart from most others around Nashville are the high elevations and the large old growth hardwood forests with some of the largest cedars and oaks I've ever seen. The climb to the top of this trail was pretty brutal for a beginner hiker like me, with the seemingly endless switchbacks, but I certainly felt accomplished by the time I reached the top of the highest knob. The rest of the trail takes it easier on the hiker.

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!

For a new hiker like me, this trail was moderately difficult with rich rewards in scenery. If the quarry wasn't pretty enough, the higher elevated views of the lake are even better. My favorite part of this hike was scrambling over the beautiful rock formations. The remnants of buildings left over from the old resort from the 1920s hints at the history of the area. The Bluebird Loop at the beginning and end of this loop have plenty of butterflies and wildflowers that are fragrant on a warm day. This hike is a lovely way to pass an hour.

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!

Simple hike for a day trip. Our four year old (who is a moderately experienced hiker) was able to do the entire thing. Have been numerous times and always enjoy it!

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