Bryant Grove Trail

MODERATE 77 reviews
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Bryant Grove Trail is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nashville, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

8.4 miles
216 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

paddle sports

trail running





wild flowers



no dogs

7 days ago

trail was good, well marked. I was hoping for more lake views along the way only saw the lake like 3 times.. it's mostly forest and it's pretty thick between you and the lake. for being closer to town is a great choice for the limited Nashville area

18 days ago

Nicely kept trail. Hiked it with a full pack. Good hike.

1 month ago

This is a pretty trail with nice meadows and wooded sections and a good view of the lake. You can hear the boats on the lake very loudly though, which I found disruptive.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Drove over here today to ride my bike since Altrails says it's an option, but the last item on the trail head sign clearly states "No Bikes". :(

8 months ago

No pets policy is stupid. It’s the outdoors, not a hospital or restaurant.

10 months ago

No elevation, but love diversity of terrain from lake to cedar forest to rock outcrops to the glades (with Prickly Pear Cactus) to grasslands and more!!

11 months ago

really boring and not much to see

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Pretty much a boring there and back. There wasn't much to look at, excepting the flowers I uploaded. Maybe it's better in the evening or a different season, but I left this trail wishing I'd brought a friend to park at the other end. Conveniently enough, that is the only way I do this one again. Might be some good fishing about 2.5 miles in, just past the Scouts project location.

trail running
Thursday, July 13, 2017

This is a great trail to get your feet wet with trail running. Nice and flat but need to tap dance around the roots and rocks. I'll defiantly be running this trail again.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Very flat, very uncrowded, very boring. Nice easy trail with no rewards.

trail running
Saturday, May 06, 2017

the 4 mile in and 4 miles back out distance is relatively flat but some uneven ground makes it a little more challanging than a crushed gravel path. It is not boring but does not offer spectacular views. It is reasonable workout, mostly shaded... worst thing was that horseflies can be annoying at times. There is a bathroom at trailhead and a canoe rental.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

NO PETS ALLOWED! I wish AllTrails had mentioned that pertinent fact on this page. We drove 40 minutes there with our dogs and saw the sign at the trailhead. We risked it and walked ten minutes in then out. On that stretch there's no lake view and the trail is pretty ho-hum.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

No elevation gain but really nice no high traffic trail that runs by the lake... nice picnic areas with bathrooms at the end of the trail on both sides of the 4 mile trail.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hiked this trail with my daughter today. The trail provided the backdrop for a great day outdoors with perfect weather. This trail is extremely easy to follow & there are plenty of places to turn off to either check out the lake shore or explore a little further back in the woods. We will be back for sure.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

This was a very nice trail that runs along the lake, thru the woods, across some small streams and thru open grassy areas. Very well marked trails and clean. It is and out and back 4 miles in and 4 miles back but there are benched every mile or so that you can stop and rest at. It was very enjoyable and I will be back again.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wore hiking boots bc it says moderate. Not so. It's easy. It is 4 there and 4 back, bathrooms are clean
And the trail is even cleaner! Saw many trail runners. I will be adding this to my trail run list.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Started around 7:15a.m..
Not crowded. Mainly trail runners.
Lots of deer.
Found nice spot by lake to relax in hammock to enjoy the sun continue to rise.

trail running
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Easy running trail. One of our go-to trails. Added the 2 mile paved loop around the lake for a 10 mile run. Natural surface. Bathroom at turnaround.

trail running
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Got to the trail head right after the sun came up and was the only person there. The trail is pretty flat and the rocks and tree roots are bearable. The four mile point makes for a good bathroom break and refreshing view of the lake. I will definitely be coming back soon!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Very nice trail, I plan on going again next week. Took about 3 1/2 hours to complete but we were with someone who is a bit out of shape so we rested a bunch. Other trails really close to this one also. Beautiful views of the water,Highly recommend to try it out.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Very easy trail but nice views of the lake and wildlife...

Saturday, October 10, 2015

After raining most of the night, it turned out to be a nice day for hiking. A few wwpeople were on the trail but not so many that you couldn't enjoy being alone. The trail was okay. There are a lot of rocks and roots along the trail which is typical for middle Tennessee trails. The trail itself varies from small gravel, to dirt, to large rock slabs. It runs through hardwood stands, cedar groves, and sometimes thick underbrush. Even though the trail follows along the shore of Percy Priest Lake, much of the trail is far enough in the woods that you can't see the lake. I would do the trail again if I couldn't try a new trail.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The trail is extremely well-marked for an out-and-back: white diamonds predominate, with some white blazes painted. It's well-maintained (there was a park employee driving the bush-hog along the trail). There is broken glass scattered across the trail, so don't wear open-toed shoes. Even with the sun directly above you, there is plenty of shade. If it wasn't so long, there's no reason young kids couldn't hike Bryant Grove. It's fairly flat, very little brush, and no going around obstacles.

Monday, May 11, 2015

This is a really well maintained trail. We did see some garbage here and there, especially down closer to the water, but the blazes and path are always clear and there is a variety of interesting plant life. The day we hiked here there were a lot more people than I expected, mostly trail runners. If you're looking for a good place to get out in the Nashville area this is a pretty good spot. The trail is very level and easy, accessible for people at any skill level. Only downside is that there are no really spectacular views or landmarks on the trail and it also ends at a busy park/playground area. If you want to see nice views and privacy from the trail you can walk down toward the edge of the water and set up a hammock! Sometimes the water can be a little smelly but it's worth the hike!

Saturday, April 04, 2015

If you just want to spend a few hours outside and have a nice place to picnic halfway through, this would be a good choice. The trail halfway point is at the long hunter state park area with plenty in itself to do. As others have said it's mostly flat with some open areas but mainly winds through the woods. There are a couple of creeks to walk over it through if it's been rainy but nothing more than ankle deep. A great trail to break kids in but do know it's 4 miles to the halfway point so time yourself to know when you turn around if you aren't going to the end. For beginner families you could leave a car at each end and drive off if you can't finish a return trip. Saw rabbits and a few turkey and of course you will see plenty of deer in the morning or early evening. Please remember that unlike the volunteer trail, pets are not permitted on this trail unfortunately. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Great trail not too far away from the city. The trail is well maintained, clearly marked, has a map halfway through and plenty of nice benches to take in the lake views. The terrain pretty much flat, hardly any routes and mostly loose gravel to small stones. If you're looking for intense hike this isn't it. However, if you're looking for a great spot to get more than just 1 or 2 miles in and be outside for awhile this is a great trail. If trail running is your thing this is also a great one that you wouldn't have to worry about twisting an ankle on a root like at Percy/Edwin Warner. There are a couple tiny creek crossings but not a big deal. Saw some turkeys and deer along the way too! Recommended for anyone for a casual stroll through the woods. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

One of my local favorites for a 3 hour hike. Pack a lunch and enjoy at the picnic tables at the turnaround.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Just finished this hike. Very beautiful, and a great work out if you decided to go to the end and back and complete the 8 miles. There hasn't been a review on this trail recently so I wanted to let everyone know that if you hike this trail you may want to wear some waterproof, high ankle hiking boots. Parts of the trail have streams running through. The first time I tried to hike this trail I had to turn back after about 1.5 miles because it was flooded and I didn't have proper footwear on. Today it was very cold so the streams and watered areas were frozen and I could walk on them carefully or hop over. Overall a great hike, especially when it's sunny! Also, there is a restroom after 4 miles at the turnaround point thank goodness!

trail running
Sunday, April 28, 2013

Favorite place for trail running. The first half mile is flat, soft and great for 800m repeats. This trail is flat for the most part. Shaded by trees for about 70% of the run. Check out twin forks trail if you need something easier with less rocks and tree roots.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

easy down and back dogs allowed which is a disappointment considering all the other trails in long hunter allow leashed animals. Walks along the lake and can be completed in a half day.

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