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Cedar Forest Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lebanon, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 160 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Walking Running Forest Rocky
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Loop through one of the largest groves of Red Cedars in the US. Easy day hike.

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Angela Ballard
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HikingGreat!

Neat rock formations! Clear path and well marked. Great hike! Very little traffic compared to some of the other trails at the park, only met two other people. Worth the time!

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Ashley Warren
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i really liked it! it was pretty and felt secluded! pretty rock formations too

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Joe Knox
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Good for a family hike or to get a little exercise after work.

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Lain Tomlinson
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Christopher Brown
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Don’t recommend for dogs. We found 8 ticks on ours after this hike. Just a lot of overgrowth on the sides of the trail. The trail was fine though. Cool boulders and caves you pass by, and it was peaceful, didnt see anyone. Wouldn’t come back because of ticks.

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Mary Wilt
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HikingMuddy

Very nice little trail. Muddy today but easily passable. Rocky. Pretty views.

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William Irvin
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Hiking

Decided to see how fast I could walk it. It’s become my daily after-work walk.

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Larry Greeson
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William Irvin
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Hiking

Good easy trail. Clean, well-kept. It’s almost easy enough for a trail run if you were keen. It may become my daily walk.

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Karen Jaeger
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Trail is narrow in spots but is not hard to follow. There are rocks and roots along the trail so you do have to watch your footing. It was wet in spots but not muddy. Poison ivy along the trail but it is easily avoided. Several sink holes along trail. It was a nice hike and not busy for a Saturday morning.

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Nolan Torri
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Hiking

Narrow trail but peaceful and tranquil. Good for a short quick morning walk. Little less than an hour if you go leisurely.

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Christin Davis
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Short, quick, and easy. Great for dogs and for a quick afternoon relax after a long day or a crisp walk in the morning. Not a challenging or long trail but I still like to go because it's just long enough to give my dog a fun afternoon, however there are no creeks to offer water along the way. Also good for people wanting to start a fitness program and have lots of beautiful nature to look at. Parking is very good.

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Solamen Silva
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This is the best trail in Cedars of Lebanon Park. The forest seems healthy, even happy. Expect large older-growth hardwoods, limestone-conglomerate monolithic rocks, limestone sinks and a diverse undergrowth of foliage. These woods not only smell good, they feel good. Loved this hike.

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Peggy Reiling
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Hiking

Nice trail but very busy.

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Jason Reiling “cricket”
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Hiking

Short nice loop. Nothing really to see but somewhat peaceful of you can bear the crowds

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Donald Bittinger
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HikingMuddyRocky

Did this trail with my son. Quick, easy trail - very muddy, had to pick my son up a couple times (he’s 4)

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Dipen Patel
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L Hall
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Jacki Drane
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Fairly flat and easy trail. Some great stone sinks to look at.

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Shay Ashcraft
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Shay Ashcraft
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HikingMuddyRocky

Excellent trail for all skill levels. Pretty muddy in December/January though.

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Randall Beach
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Hiking

Great trail. All wouldn't with lots of sinkholes and rocks.

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JoAnn Eaton
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Easy, well marked trail. Lots of exposed stone covered in different types of moss.

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Lari Spain
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Hiking

This was so fun! Lots of limestone sinks to look at, and the variety of elevation was fun. Definitely would do this one again!

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Alex Becker
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Quick & easy hike just outside of Nashville with ZERO midweek foot traffic...narrow trails, shaded, dogs loved it.

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