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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.

hiking
2 days ago

It is nice place to hiking but it is not kept up u can’t walk through there all grown up spiders all through trail we walked in the spider webs got spiders all on us surprise we didn’t get bit

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!

Nice walk in the woods and along the lake shore.

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.

Had a fun hike with my son today today! Would up doing 5.3 miles... A hot day but great exercise none the less...

hiking
7 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

This trail was awesome. Short and sweet, has cool rock formations and a cool little history behind the lake. This honestly felt like moderate difficulty to me, though. The trails aren’t super well marked but it’s still not that difficult to get around.

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

11 days ago

easy walk and beautiful scene

Used to walk this trail every day. Very easy with a paved path. Had many animal experiences here.

Great, easy trail that is paved through forested land, rock formations, wildlife and great views of the lake.

on Volunteer Trail

15 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.

hiking
16 days ago

Nice trail mostly flat we will come back again

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!

Great short paved loop. Lots of lake views. Small parking lot but never full. Dog friendly.

hiking
22 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
23 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
23 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.

23 days ago

One of my favorite hikes in Nashville because it is one of the few here up on a ridge above the river valley. I don’t agree with reviews that are expecting some view grander than you would find in most local parks. It is what it is, and views from any trail are limited to the character of the land. There are some nice views along the trail down hallows and thru tree breaks. It has its own rewards if you don’t go looking for a Glacier Point experience.

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.

hiking
27 days ago

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

Fun place to take your dog for swimming since there aren’t a lot of places in Nashville - but be careful - my car got broken into. They won’t let you park in the “secured parking” at the recreation center with a pet so you just have to take your chances. It’s a shame because this is a beautiful place.

Muddy, overgrown. Beautiful scenery, but be prepared to eat webs and bugs for 2.5 miles.

A site dedicated to a very bloody battle in the Civil War. There's a lot of trails with varying lengths, all seemed easy. Watch the film in the visitor center for some insight.
The NPS tried to save all the battlefield they could, but the sprawl of the town swallowed up a lot of it.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a nice walk through the woods but the end was fairly anti-climatic without any grand view. I’d do it again because it’s so close and lightly trafficked but it’s not overly interesting.

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