Dunbar Cave State Park is located 60 minutes northwest of Nashville and about one and a half miles northeast of downtown Clarksville in Montgomery County. Dunbar Cave is the most prominent of several caves located in this designated natural area. In the roomy mouth of the cave, square dances, radio shows, and big band era concerts were once held.

trail running
6 days ago

The trail is interesting but not very well defined. The worst part is that a lot of people use the trail to walk their dogs. They tend to ignore the leash requirement and make no attempt to pick up their pets' poop. There are poop bags available at the trail head, but I have yet to see someone with one in hand. Actually stepped on poop during one of my runs. I have run the trail a half a dozen times and have never seen any park staff on the trail nor any law enforcement in the area. Lovely place but poorly managed and insecure.

great hike with kids!

Love this trail yet Saturday mornings are crowded if you get there after 0730. Weekdays are perfect!

Nice trail but when they “fixed” the lake they turned it into a mosquito breeding pond swamp nothing more

nature trips
3 months ago

I’m a photographer and have to say that I live 5 minutes away from it and it’s always a new adventure. Being able to capture something new every single time. Will definitely recommend it to all who visit or are becoming homeowners here.

Good trail for kids long enough but not too strenuous for the little guys.

beautiful trail, easy hike. little bit of incline intermittently, not ideal for strollers.

This place was nice since it had a few different trails. My partner was supposed to meet me out here but the rains cut it short sadly. However before they rolled in I was able to go through 90%of the trails and it was nice to jog through and it is very well traveled but not crowded in the least which is nice. I would recommend for those who just want an afternoon or morning jog with the pup or partner.

Very peaceful. ❤️

Hiked with our 7 year old son. It was a bit strenuous, but he made it like a champ. We loved this trail.

nice stroll

walking
9 months ago

Nice two mile “tune up” trail. 200ish feet of elevation change.

Trail gets muddy and slick when wet.

The “Cave” isn’t much to look at.

It was super beautiful with the snow. Easy little trail that's enjoyable for your family and dogs.
I want to come back and run the trail.

I enjoyed learning about how the outside of the cave was once a dance floor. It was a cool area to explore. I'm anxious to go back and walk it with my dog. Or try trial running!

hiking
Monday, November 06, 2017

beautiful trail, cave is only open may to September so we just did the recover trail. I would not want to trail run it, alot of bigger lose rocks and step downs. A beautiful walk with turtles and ducks

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Nice walk
Found a rock from the Clarksville rock Facebook page

hiking
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Laid back less trafficked than you would expect . Nice easy walks with descent scenery.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Moderate hike with some elevation at first. Nice hike if you don't mind all the people and the nearby road noise. The cave area is interesting.

Friday, August 11, 2017

This is a decent place to take family or visitors to Clarksville to see a neat geologic feature without the drive up to Mammoth Cave. Overall the trail itself is not very interesting through the woods and usually pretty trafficked. Good for playing Pokémon Go, though!

hiking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I enjoyed this trail a lot. It's long enough to get a great workout in and very well shaded from the sun!

Good Hike

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great starter route.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

I enjoy walking this moderate level trail. I like the versatility. I can either speed walk, using it as a great exercise, or take my time, and enjoy the views and nature sounds. ☺

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Trail was clearly marked. Pretty easy. I did it with my 4 year old and we had a blast. It was the perfect length for us

hiking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Nice trails and the cave is open for tours I believe from May 1-August 31st. But you have to book your tour a week in advance.

walking
Friday, October 07, 2016

A good trail. The cave isn't extensive, but it's still cool. Not exactly a place to get away from the world

trail running
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

My personal favorite trail in Clarksville. While it is often times busy and the gates close at sundown, it is possibly the best trail to run on that's somewhat challenging around here. There are two loops both of which connect in the middle. They are not paved and not made for bikes. The short loop is easy and less than a mile long. The recovery loop is about a mile and a half and has much higher incline with no switch backs. The cave is not always open, but offers a cool area to rest after your run.

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

it was an okay trail.. not really a lot to see.. would love to go inside the cave,but it was all gated up..

Monday, September 05, 2016

short trail, shaded, medium populated

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