Deer Trail

EASY 8 reviews
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Deer Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Couchville, Tennessee that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Deer Trail is located straight across from the Park Office / Nature Center. This is an easy trail. The trail navigates through tall grasses, timber, and cedars and passes by and offers a single access pathway to Percy Priest Lake. Wildlife abounds in this area with wild turkey, deer, rabbit, and squirrels being most common. Parking offers excellent access to the Trail Head and restrooms are available at the Park Office.

hiking
1 month ago

Good stater trail or light trail for kids. Do stop and check out the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Trail is adequately named. Not 20 paces into a counter-clockwise loop I was face to face with a doe and her fawn. Promptly turned around and went the other way where I saw even more baby deerlets. They were a bit more jumpy as they were alone. Trail is a bit overgrown in places, but I was happy to finish it as my fifth trail of the day. Fwiw I was walking it around 5 pm on a 90 degree day in late July.

trail running
7 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This easy loop is like a little oasis for wildlife. The various types of environments of grasses, wood lands, and shoreline create a perfect mix. The trail is well maintained and clean with very little elevation change.
One condition to certainly watch for however is ticks. The tall grasses in the area are a perfect habitat for the tick and you will want to be safe and use insect protective measures.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

hiking
Sunday, December 25, 2011