Bryant Grove Trail

MODERATE 66 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



mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running





wild flowers



no dogs

2 months ago

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

4 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!!

5 months ago

really boring and not much to see

6 months ago

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
7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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

trail running
9 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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!

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