Dunbar Cave Recovery Trail

MODERATE 78 reviews
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Dunbar Cave Recovery Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Clarksville, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

cave

forest

lake

Wooded trail by a small lake fed by a stream in a cave. Moderate hike. From I-24 Exit 4 go south on hwy 79 about 4 miles. Turn left on Dunbar Cave Rd. go 1.1 miles the park is on your left. Great place to see wildlife: deep, turkey, fox, squirell, muskrat, turtles, and all kinds of birds, from swans to woodpeckers. You can also tour the cave with a ranger.

Good Hike

hiking
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1 month ago

I enjoy walking this moderate level trail. I like the versatility. I can either speed walk, using it as a great exercise, or take my time, and enjoy the views and nature sounds. ☺

2 months ago

Trail was clearly marked. Pretty easy. I did it with my 4 year old and we had a blast. It was the perfect length for us

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trails and the cave is open for tours I believe from May 1-August 31st. But you have to book your tour a week in advance.

trail running
3 months ago

walking
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backpacking
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hiking
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walking
8 months ago

A good trail. The cave isn't extensive, but it's still cool. Not exactly a place to get away from the world

trail running
8 months ago

My personal favorite trail in Clarksville. While it is often times busy and the gates close at sundown, it is possibly the best trail to run on that's somewhat challenging around here. There are two loops both of which connect in the middle. They are not paved and not made for bikes. The short loop is easy and less than a mile long. The recovery loop is about a mile and a half and has much higher incline with no switch backs. The cave is not always open, but offers a cool area to rest after your run.

hiking
9 months ago

it was an okay trail.. not really a lot to see.. would love to go inside the cave,but it was all gated up..