Explore the most popular lake trails in Long Hunter State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice hike. Went early before it got to hot. Haven’t done this trail in 20 year. Nice sights.

I really liked this trail! I took my lady out to hike with me and she did very well! It’s great for dogs and I think kids would do really well on it too under good supervision.

Now if you want super excitement maybe this trail isn’t for you, but nonetheless it is a really good trail.

I feel like there’s a lot of potential on this trail to relax and lose yourself for a while. We got here at 7 and only really encountered a few people towards the end. The scenery changes constantly and it’s just beautiful. Once you make it to the top water side there are a ton of rocks to hang out on. Be careful though!

It was pretty wet as some parts were muddy puddles, so it holds its water.


I’d say it’s a running trail but some areas are tricky. Lady and I ran the last mile or so and I ate dirt once :)

Great help hike
Ez and enjoyable with the kids

hiking
18 days ago

This trail was so pretty! Especially during the golden hour. Would definitely recommend it for a nice, easy day hike.

mountain biking
19 days ago

First off, this is a single track mountain bike trail. Primary usage is mountain biking and not hiking. Prepare to move out of the way if you are hiking.

Good trail. It can get overgrown some and leave with some slappers. I like the multiple paths you can follow. Good mix of roots and rocks and neither.

Definitely a do again,dog friendly is a plus too

hiking
22 days ago

Nice easy hike. Took our 4month old puppy for her first hike here. Pretty heavily traveled , lots of dogs, nice views, shaded.

nature trips
30 days ago

Nice easy walk with a great view

Well paved and easy for beginners

This is a nice 2 plus mile trail. When My kids were little, my wife and I would push them in the stroller. Now we go out there to enjoy the nature and get a light but rigorous walk. It is also o good place to break in hiking shoes unit you are ready to do more difficult trails. the wildlife is beautiful as you will see birds, deer, wild turkey, and other critters. Its great not having to deal with dogs on the trail (and this is coming from a dog lover) when you are trying to walk fast.

hiking
1 month ago

In Rutherford county. Wish there was a little more shade but other than than,

Wonderful!

hiking
1 month ago

As a Mt. Juliet resident, my dog and I frequent this trail--we usually complete the 4.4 mile "day loop" portion. I would rank this trail "easy" over "moderate" for sure--there isn't a whole lot of elevation gain, and when there is it isn't for very long. The trail is well marked and well maintained, though it does get washed out a bit after heavy rain. I would highly recommend doing this one on a winter day (especially if it snows!) or during some light rain--it's really the only time you'll get any solitude. It's pretty crowded on most weekends if the weather is nice, and the parking lot will fill up by 9am in the summer. My older dog absolutely loves this trail--it's easy enough for him and the perfect length. Overall, I would definitely recommend if you're looking for an easy woodsy stroll close to town with some bonus lake views.

Easy and good for short morning or afternoon hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail for being less than 15 mins from Nashville. Lot of terrain change...pine/oak/cedar/exposed sandstone. Very cool. Saw a lot of wildlife...squirrels, ducks, rabbit, 2 loons and a huge owl! Very well marked and traveled.

2 months ago

Great hike, found a trail that brought us down to the lake! Beautiful!

Paved trail. we love this one! no pets allowed.

Fun, interactive trail for the younger kids.

trail running
2 months ago

Short but fun. A few rocky sections to challenge your stride. Well marked. I’d do it again!!

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy hike. I packpacked a night and it was nice. There is a bit of trash on the trail, bring a bag to pack it out (please). Be sure to lock your vehicle, mine was broken into a few years ago. Great for a trail run also.

3 months ago

Not much of a “hike” if you ask me

hiking
4 months ago

5 stars are for what there's in TN... It is dog friendly, has some elevation and relief to it. Actually, I think they call it Day Loop. I'd say the difficulty is more of easy/moderate, than moderate. Overall, it was an enjoyable hike. It was very lightly trafficked as we went hiking earlier in the morning when it still was pretty chilly.

hiking
4 months ago

Good short beginner loop. Easy hike with minimal elevation change and a well defined path. Excellent wildlife spotting opportunities with a mix of under canopy and open field hiking.

nature trips
4 months ago

Great walk through the woods. nice access to the lake. would recommend to anyone that wants to get away. I just did the loop portion of the trail. Trail is very well marked and very clean.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, very easy terrain and beautiful views of the water.

No pets policy is stupid. It’s the outdoors, not a hospital or restaurant.

on Jones Mill

mountain biking
5 months ago

Haven’t been in years. But heard about new trails that are being added. Spiced things up a bit. Lots of fun. Jones Mill is the first trail I learned to bike on years back. Good all around trail.

backpacking
5 months ago

great hike...

5 months ago

easy trail... it seems to be over before you know it..

hiking
5 months ago

Very fun for anyone

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