hiking

kid friendly

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.

Training hike for upcoming CO 14er hike.

Gorgeous. Great views.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

This hike should be classified as Moderate. There is a pretty steep hill but the hike is beautiful and I would definitely recommend this trail!

hiking
24 days ago

1 month ago

this is difficult for me to rate.. depends upon who you are and what you're looking for. there is a very well-marked two and a half mile walk around the lake it's perfect for a leisurely walk. or with children that can do with two and a half mile walk...you cannot jog on this path nor bring a dog. there is a path for a dog but it's basically a paved street.

my dog would have not liked it at all.