Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

nature trips
1 day ago

Nice easy walk with a great view

Well paved and easy for beginners

Easy dirt trail. Lots of sassafras popping up. Close to a picnic area and great view of the lake. They had educational signs posted on different trees where you could scan a QR code and listen to a recording and learn about that specific tree's qualities and benefit for the area.
Also....what Jeff said.

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
10 days ago

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

Wonderful!

hiking
27 days 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.

1 month 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 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.

2 months ago

Not much of a “hike” if you ask me

hiking
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a nice little trail for those that have been doing the flat stuff here is a good start for up hill and down hill.

on Jones Mill

mountain biking
4 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
4 months ago

great hike...

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Very fun for anyone

Nice lake views! People were having sex in a hammock. It was loud. I think she came too. Great trail!

The trail was nice but not very well marked in certain areas. Some piles of trash along parts of the trail but overall was quite enjoyable and nice.

walking
5 months ago

Great paved trail. Easy for kids with informational plaques along the way. There was one spot that was flooded over, but overall an easy and nice walk.

hiking
5 months ago

Good stater trail or light trail for kids. Do stop and check out the lake.

hiking
5 months ago

Really well marked trail, perfect for a casual hike. 4 stars since there aren't many views (other than the lake) and reaching the camp area is a bit anticlimactic

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