Dunbar Cave Recovery Trail

MODERATE 104 reviews
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Dunbar Cave Recovery Trail is a 1.9 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
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 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.

hiking
16 days ago

I enjoyed learning about how the outside of the cave was once a dance floor. It was a cool area to explore. I'm anxious to go back and walk it with my dog. Or try trial running!

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful trail, cave is only open may to September so we just did the recover trail. I would not want to trail run it, alot of bigger lose rocks and step downs. A beautiful walk with turtles and ducks

1 month ago

Nice walk
Found a rock from the Clarksville rock Facebook page

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Laid back less trafficked than you would expect . Nice easy walks with descent scenery.

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2 months ago

Great beginner trail!

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2 months ago

The cave area was really cool in temperature and for viewing. Loud construction going on at the lake.

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3 months ago

Moderate hike with some elevation at first. Nice hike if you don't mind all the people and the nearby road noise. The cave area is interesting.

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5 months ago

I enjoyed this trail a lot. It's long enough to get a great workout in and very well shaded from the sun!