hiking

kid friendly

no dogs

forest

lake

walking

birding

trail running

wildlife

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.

Awesome trail! Great view of the sunset and great sense of accomplishment

This park is stunning! The trail system is vast and has moderate up and downs. If you are looking for a nice, easy hike, then this is the trail system for you. Running the trails is strictly prohibited so if you are looking to trail run, look elsewhere.

Beautiful view. Otter road is easy to walk. Pets aren’t allowed on the trails but are allowed on Otter Road.

Beautiful views. Very easy to walk

serenity at its best! awesome to get outside, get some fresh air and enjoy nature.

This was my first time hiking in Tennessee and it was so gorgeous! Great weather, trails marked extremely well, and it wasn’t too busy. We went on a Saturday too. Loved every minute, we saw lots of wildlife like Turkeys, chipmunks, squirrels, a variety of birds and some turtles! And crazy looking mushrooms and foliage, it was a blast. 10/10 recommend.

Great for a relaxing walk with the kids.