Cub Creek Lake Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Cub Creek Lake Trail is a 5 mile loop trail located near Wildersville, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
400 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
9 hours ago

Great trail with mild elevation changes. The trail has several footbridges closed for washouts. According to park rangers the closures are just precautionary, as long as you don’t mind getting muddy you can go around the bridges, exercise caution and enjoy.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice trail. Good length. As of Nov 2017, several footbridges are closed, so you cannot do the entire loop. If you start from the lodge and go south first, the first bridge that is out is at about 3.5 miles in. The signs say the bridges are out “until further notice.”

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2 months ago

did not make it all the way around the lake. got to a certain spot and could not determine which way the trail was supposed to go. I believe there were trees down that blocked my path. I turned around and went back the way I came. was an ok hike but was definitely not 5 miles.

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6 months ago

It's 5.8 miles, and very swampy the first 2.3 miles. Expect some mosquitos and gnats. The remainder was beautiful and fairly easy.

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7 months ago

Beautiful trail but I wish they could keep horses off this hiking only trail. I had to make way for a large group of horses while there, always had to be on the lookout so as not to step in their leavings, and ran into a volunteer there in the middle of repairing a bridge broken by a horse.

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice trail. Beautiful views of the lake as you make your way around it. Only issue is there are some swampy areas that have a foul smell. If you can ignore the smell, great trail without many steep elevation changes.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Lovely loop around Cub Lake with changes in scenery to keep things interesting. Crosses through the recreation and cabin areas where it can be a little tricky to find where the trail picks up again. There are also 3 splits to continue onto other sections of the 30-mile Red Leaves Trail which winds throughout the park/state forest.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

This is one of the nicest and prettiest trails to hike in TN. The trail offers several unique small bridges to walk on along with wetland close to the trail. For about half the trail you have a view of cub creek and the other half is through the forest. We saw various ferns and wildlife throughout. Highly recommend if you have the time to hike it!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A wonderful day of hiking. Boards and bridges are set up in the lows and plenty of hills to hike. Saw plenty of wildlife and there were places to explore and rest.

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Saturday, April 02, 2016

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Had a great time. Made a great one night trip. Can't wait to go again & get away!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I really like this hike at Cub Creek lake area. I live nearby and hike it several times a year. The trails are maintained pretty well. Trails are marked and easy to follow. I hike from the park store to the back side of the lake and back to the store. Be aware of where your stepping I have walked up on a few snakes this year.