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Long Hunter State Park is situated along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake. It consists of four units: Couchville, Baker's Grove, Bryant Grove and Sellars Farm. Picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation are among the activities available to park visitors. Planned activities include interpretive and recreation programs for the general public and environmental education programs for school and other interested groups.

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

mostly an easy trail, but we made the mistake of going when it was stormy, which led to a bunch of mud and puddles. super good views though!

hiking
9 days ago

Great 4 mile trail with lots of water access. If it’s muddy, certain spots get slick. But overall fantastic.

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.

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.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

I would call this trail easy. It follows the shoreline of the lake and can be quite busy during the nice days. We definitely plan to backpack the volunteer trail sometime soon

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.

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.

walking
1 month ago

Nice way to stretch legs while touring TN on a Saturday afternoon.

hiking
1 month ago

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

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.

The big attraction here is obviously the lake, but this trail is also a lovely arboretum, well-marked with seemingly countless different varieties of trees. There are also several ponds scattered around the 2.2 miles of paved trail as well as some interesting rock formations near the beginning. This trail is usually very crowded, so don't expect to be able to lose yourself in nature.

Went early October. Nice leisurely trail. Good views of lake. Saw a deer. Like that it was paved as ticks seem to be an issue on other nearby trails.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Paved 2 mile trail that goes around the lake. Very nice. Saw LOTS of wildlife. Nice leisurely walk after doing a 4 mile trail hike.

on Day Loop Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail. Did the 3.9 mile day loop trail. It rained the last two days so I thought it would be super muddy. It was not! Little bit of ricks and roots. But not overgrown at all and only saw one other hiker. Little slippery when the sky opened up on us, but the canopy was good cover for the most part.

Beautiful trail, but pretty easy.

good trail for leisurely hike. great for the family. variety of wildlife.

Great challenging trail

Very nice place to hike trail was very good on directions

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Definitely a favorite. We always do the Day loop option which clocks per my watch at 3.8 miles. It is super dog friendly. There are some rocky spots that give the trail so much beauty. Only down fall is during the summer it does trace a popular party cove so you are going to get some noise and nonsense from that. Other then that we love it.

trail running
2 months ago

Great path, well marked, shaded, perfect for a trail run!

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy trail! Soft dirt trail that’s well kept. Watch out for rocks and stumps that could be possible trip hazards. We hiked it with 3 kids ages 2-6 and they had no issues.

Lightly traveled path... intermediate level; some rock and root traversing. Mostly shaded, clearly marked and clear. No ticks (so far).

on Day Loop Trail

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is clean & fairly quiet if you go early in the day. Lots of rocks & roots along the trail so watching your step which makes it moderate instead of easy. A few light uphill climbs. It makes a great hike for a quick hike close to Nashville.

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorite trails

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