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Best trails in Radnor Lake State Park, Tennessee

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Looking for a great trail in Radnor Lake State Park, Tennessee? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, forest trails, dogs no trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Radnor Lake State Park ranging from 2.3 to 4.9 miles and from 731 to 1,112 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Radnor Lake State Natural Area is set aside by the State of Tennessee for wildlife observation and protected under the State Natural Areas Preservation Act of 1971. Located just south of downtown Nashville, Radnor Lake is the largest pocket of wilderness in the U.S. in close proximity to a major city. With over 1200 acres (and growing with the acquisition of the Harris Ridge), over 6 miles of trails, and a variety of programs to keep everyone in the family busy - it's no wonder that Radnor Lake see nearly one million visitors annually. Radnor Lake can be accessed from two entrances. The east entrance (off Granny White Pike) has the largest parking area and Nature Center (with restrooms and maps). From the west, visitors can access Radnor Lake from Franklin Road. This smaller parking area does have restrooms and accesses both Otter Creek Road and the trail system. As a "Class II" State Natural Area, Radnor Lake has the most restrictive set of land management rules of any state park. Of these, there are few that hikers should keep in mind: no jogging/running on the trails, no off-trail hiking, no dogs/pets, and no food or picnicking is allowed.

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Map of trails in Radnor Lake State Park, Tennessee
Park information
Acreage:
1,332 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
615-373-3467
Top trails (9)
#1 - Radnor Lake Trail
Radnor Lake State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Easy flat lakeside trail around Lake Radnor. Please note dogs are only allowed on the paved roads.Show more
#2 - Radnor Lake Ganier Ridge Trail
Radnor Lake State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Please note, dogs are only allowed on the paved roads.Show more
#3 - Radnor Lake: Garnier Ridge And South Cove Trail
Radnor Lake State Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
Note: Dogs are only allowed on the paved roads.Show more
#4 - Lake and Ganier Ridge Trail Loop
Radnor Lake State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(197)
Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
Note: Dogs are only allowed on the paved roads.Show more
#5 - Radnor Lake Trail Loop
Radnor Lake State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(124)
Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Please note dogs are only allowed on the paved roads.Show more
#6 - South Cove Trail
Radnor Lake State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(139)
Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Great loop. It starts in the West parking lot. Start walking up the paved road, when the lake comes in to view, look for a right entrance into the woods. Stay right, the loop should take you about 20 minutes to get to the next trail crossing.Show more
#7 - Radnor Lake and South Cove Loop
Radnor Lake State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(64)
Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Please note dogs are only allowed on the paved roads.Show more
#8 - Radnor Lake: Lake Trail and Ganier Ridge
Radnor Lake State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(102)
Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Please note dogs are only allowed on paved roads.Show more
#9 - South Cove Trail Loop
Radnor Lake State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(36)
Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Please note dogs are only allowed on paved roads.Show more