Bakers Grove Trail

MODERATE 126 reviews
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Bakers Grove Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

wildlife

This trail extends off the Volunteer Trail at Long Hunter State Park near Nashville, TN. From about the midway point on the Volunteer loop the trail leaves the loop to follow the shore of Percy Priest lake to two campsites. A nice hike with a destination for lunch or a close to home overnight.

hiking
15 days ago

Great trail with beautiful views. It would have been helpful to have a couple trash cans on the path, there was a bit of litter.

22 days ago

took 2 hours. it was mostly flat but got pretty tight in the back of the day loop. great for dogs and small kids

1 month ago

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 :)

hiking
1 month ago

Great help hike
Ez and enjoyable with the kids

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

trail running
3 months ago

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

hiking
5 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.

nature trips
5 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.

backpacking
6 months ago

great hike...

6 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

Nice loop. Dog friendly. For in city, is nice and clean. Either way you go at the fork is easy, but I feel left is easier. Mostly shaded, and on a cool enough day, you could get away with no water. In the 70's today, and if not for the dog, I'd have been fine without.

8 months ago

Day loop trail was lovely and moderate as advertised. Beautiful moss covered rocks and some nice roots and rocks to hike on along the trail. Great view of beautiful lake 80% of trail.

8 months ago

easy loop. great view of the lake. lots of traffic, but several spots you can stop off at the lake. one if my staples close to home.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail. Although stepped in a disgusting gift from a dog at the trailhead. Trail takes you along the lake and past "party cove". Great views. Fun terrain. Lots of other walkers but not so many you feel crowded. Great parking at trailhead. I would recommend as a fun weekend trail.

9 months ago

Easier than listed. Well traveled, lots of hikers with dogs

9 months ago

very easy trail and the best of all the long hunter state park trails

10 months ago

Easy hike, good for experiencing nature without going too far out of the way. The cliffs overlooking the lake allow for some nice vantage points; however, there are long stretches of flat, wooded trail where there's not much to see. Overall, okay, but wouldn't call it a must-do.

hiking
Thursday, May 04, 2017

Short distance hike that offers great views of the lake along the bluffs. Trail was well marked and more easy than moderate. There were very little people on the trail so it made for a nice pace.

hiking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

This trail offered a great way to spend an afternoon. The bluffs offered gorgeous views of the lake. The trail is easy enough & is well marked.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Awesome trail. Nice lake views.

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Not a bad hike. Pretty scenery. Really don't think it's a moderate hike, more like easy+. Lol Saw 2 ringneck snakes on the trail (as well as a lot of dog poo), so watch where you step. Overall a decent Trail, although a little crowded.

hiking
Friday, March 10, 2017

I thought this was a good trail and enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. New time, I will bring my fishing pole and fish some from the bank and in the coves towards the end of the trail.

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Great trail. Can be challenging in certain areas, but beautiful views and a good work out. Gets busy in the afternoon.

hiking
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Did the day loop and about 1 mile of the overnight trail. Beautiful views of Percy Priest Lake. Some 40-60 ft. bluffs, depending on the time of year, provide really nice views. Get there early the parking lot fills up fast!

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Great walk in the woods. Very shady. A bit busy but otherwise very nice.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Close to all in Mt Juliet. One of the best in terrain. Good elevations and a trail that follows along the lake shore offering excellent vistas. I see deer many times each month. Busy on the weekends but still plenty of breathing space.

hiking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

I would call this easy other than some rocky spots where the footing isn't great. It is mostly flat, and has some good views.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Very nice hike. I would say it's a moderate, lots of roots and rocks to climb over. Quite busy on a Sunday morning with other hikers and backpackers. Very pretty views of the lake but was pretty noisy with boaters.
Probably would be more enjoyable on a weekday when it would be quieter and less traveled. Be sure to take a walking pole. Would definitely do this trail again.

hiking
Friday, February 08, 2013

Nice day hiking with my nephew Chad. The day was overcast and cool, in the mid 30s. The trail is easily followed. The first part of the track hikes over leaves the parking area and heads west towards Percy Priest Lake. At about .5 miles you come to a fork. Left follows the shore line and rejoins the right fork which travel up over rocky slops and forested land. at about 1.25 miles the trail converge and continue on as the Volunteer Trail. The Trailhead is at 511 feet and the high point on the trail 605 is about 1 mile from the trailhead.

Beyond the loop and on the Bakers Grove trail you finally leave the sounds of the highway, but the evidence of man is all around. From all the activity that happens on Percy Priest lake (trash that has been thrown or has fallen off boats) is blown onto the shore that the trail follows.

It was amazing what we came across. Not just the obvious trash: bottle, bags, cups and cans. But we came across an ice chest, camp chairs, shoes, clothing of all kinds and even a buoy that was blown over two hundred feet from the high waterline and lodged in a thicket of trees.

At about 4.5 miles on the trail you come across the stone wall off to the right of the trail. From what we saw the wall was about 8 or 10 feet high at it highest point and about 50 or 60 feet long. about .75 miles more and you reach the Bakers Grove Camp.

There are two camp areas. Reservation must be made at the Long Hunter State park visitor center. With the cold wind blowing off the lake this day, the coffee and soup we fixed for lunch tasted that much better.

The attached track is the hike out from the volunteer Camp. 5.27 miles one way 11.5 miles round trip. If you can ignore the trash it's a nice hike.

For maps and hiking equipment check out http://www.MountainTrekkerEquipment.com

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