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Herb Parsons Lake Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Collierville, Tennessee that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 124 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

paddle sports

running

forest

lake

Enter behind the archery range on the north side of the park. Easy-to-follow trail includes one short stretch down a blacktop road then reentry into the woods about 50 yards down.

hiking
13 days ago

Just a little mud but easy ways around it. Trails are very well marked. We did the green one and it came out at exactly 6 miles for us. Very easy and could see the lake for most of the hike. Enjoyed it.

hiking
1 month ago

OPEN. 95% dry, 5% soggy but passable as of 4/21/20.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with my dad around this beautiful lake! Lots of people out during Quarantine. Definitely not 5.9 miles, we came in at 8.6

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Gorgeous around lake. Overall trail I took was 7 miles. Certain parts were muddy, but I enjoy that.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Great little hike. Very few people on the trail. Lots of mud if it’s been raining.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike for a weekend with food weather.

muddy
2 months ago

nice trail well maintained it had a lot of roots tho.

hiking
3 months ago

50 degrees, saw some archers, was wet - as expected. Water was high from recent rains.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Really pretty trail. Definitely not as well marked as it should be. But easy to stay on track since you’re just looping the lake. Hike itself is really easy with only a couple inclines. Really great for beginners. Takes two or three hours to complete the loop.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Great views of the lake, lots of roots.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trail. It was a bit slippery today due to the rain. But good and simple trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice, quiet, and easy trail with occasional views of the lake

hiking
Sun Mar 17 2019

Trail conditions were great today. While there were a few wet spots, it was nothing you couldn’t get around. Great hike for the family.

mountain biking
off trail
Sun Feb 24 2019

mountain biking
muddy
Sun Jan 27 2019

hiking
Sun Dec 30 2018

Great loop around the lake. You see it the whole time. Easy hike not a lot of acent/decent, fairly flat. Easy to stay on trail.

running
Fri Nov 23 2018

Walked the trail with 2 kids and a BOB 2 seater jogger stroller. 3-4 places where the stroller was a little wide, but otherwise an easy walk with good views of the lake and trees. Took about 3 hours with the kids stopping to be kids. Trail was well marked and easy.

Mon Oct 29 2018

excellent place. amazing trail for hiking and biking with dig a everywhere with 3 color difficulty levels. and as you walk you can see the people fishing and you can take your dog as well, be aware of the ticks LOL. you have rest areas on the trail with benches and breathe taker views.

Wed Oct 03 2018

I’ve ridden over 3,000 miles on this trail over the past 6 years, usually averaging 3 rides per week. Since I’m riding I take the longer way around which is generally around 10 miles. If you stay close to the lake it’s a little over 6 miles. It’s a great place to ride and drains quickly after some rain unless you stay close to the lake which can take longer to drain. Volunteers maintain the trails including building bridges and removing fallen trees so be patient if you run into some. You can take the trail clockwise or counter clockwise. If you’re new to the trail just keep the lake to your right or left and you’ll do fine. Only downside are dog owners with no leash on their dogs, it is a state law and a safety issue on the trails. Enjoy, it is a great place to get away from the city and enjoy the outdoors.

mountain biking
Sat Sep 01 2018

Rode the 7 mile trail for the first time on my new mountain bike this morning. Trails are very well marked and great for someone new to trail riding. Had to get off the bike about 3 times to make it up a few hills with big roots exposed, only because I didn't get enough momentum on the downhill first. Great ride, great trails.

hiking
Thu Jun 28 2018

My wife and I visited on last week. The trail was awesome! The signage was very helpful and clear. It did seem longer than 7 miles (green trail) but we still loved it. One of our best hikes so far.

hiking
Mon Jun 04 2018

Love it. Great for the Husky to get back into shape for something more ambitious. Nicely maintained.

hiking
Sat Jun 02 2018

1mile longer than listed... for being the highest rated hike in the area there wasn't much to see... The lake for the most part is nicest over all the other lakes near the city but that's not speaking to highly since we have no nice lake to really compare to

hiking
Wed Apr 25 2018

A nice easy day hike around a pretty lake. Some muddy/wet spots. A few spots on the trail have benches where one can stop and enjoy a nice view of the lake. Keep an eye out for snakes,and mountain bikes on the trail. I wasn’t intentionally putting mountain bikes and snakes in the same category, lol. Have fun,hike more and worry less.

hiking
Sat Mar 24 2018

I did the full yellow trail hike Thursday. If you take all of the detours possible, it's considerably longer than 7 miles. My GPS had it pegged at 12 1/2 miles. (Yes, all the additional trails, mind you.) There were a plethora of downed trees along the off-the-beaten path trails and a couple of places where the blazing was confusing (namely around the 2 mile red blazing marker along the drainage valley.) There was also 2 downed trees blocking the trail and only one might be a spot of bother for those trail-riding. (it's close to 3ft tall without a ramp and on a down-hill so if you're not paying attention there might be a crash and ruining a front rim along with some pride.) The trail was in good shape for the most part and it wasn't so muddy that you couldn't traverse without getting knee deep in the mud. (Well, there is one crossing near the 6.5mi marker on the north side of the lake that is probably mid-thigh if you try to cross it - and it hadn't rained in a few days.) For the entire hike, I saw 4 people and two dogs for six hours of hiking. (This doesn't include gentlemen fishing on their boats in the lake, mind you.) One gentleman had his two dogs out walking (who lived right off the lake) and another who was getting miles in for a section hike of the PCT in the Sierras in July. The last was a couple on a leisurely stroll. There was plenty of wildlife sign out (deer, raccoons, turkeys) and I saw one tall Tom close to the trail that bumps up against Fisherville Road. I didn't encounter any wasps, hornets, ground wasps, snakes, ticks, or spiders on my walk but I figure in a month they will be out. I'm not looking forward to that. The lake trails are the gem of the area, in terms of getting away from it all and having a lovely walk in the woods. If you're going to get miles in without the possibility of being run over by trail riders or runners, it's the place to go.

running
Mon Jan 29 2018

Really like these trails but with so many roots you can’t get into your run.

hiking
Sun Nov 05 2017

Enjoyed a great day hiking with the Memphis Outdoor Adventurers. Even though it rained like a monsoon, we still had a blast!

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