Hidden Lake Double Loop

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Hidden Lake Double Loop is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Tennessee that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles
160 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running





A quick double-balloon loop on the outskirts of Belleview, with a small lake as the payoff. Starts out in an open field, winds it's way into the woods along a creek. Once into the woods, take the left fork in the trail (there's a sign) to get where you can actually touch the water (most of the lake is surrounded by high limestone bluffs). After dipping your toes in, there's a quick steep scramble up to cliffs with excellent views of the water below. At the far end of the lake, almost exactly halfway through the hike, there is a bench that overlooks the whole thing--very nice. After that, the trail branches off--the far left will give you the most distance, but the right trail will go up a bit higher and has better scenery. You'll eventually get back to the trail junction and retrace your original steps back to the open field. The 'bluebird loop' is just a different walk around the same field, but gets you back to the parking area.

3 months ago

Beautiful views of the pond. Trail fairly well marked. Short hike!

4 months ago

Walk through the wild flower path to get to the Hidden Lake & Ridge Loop trails.

5 months ago

Labor Day so pretty busy. Leashed dogs are welcome and there were lots. Lake was nice. Trail was shady. Wildflowers were gorgeous

6 months ago

Great place to walk the dogs in the summer with shaded trails and the Harpeth River access.

7 months ago

Fun little trail with some neat ledges and views. The ridge loop around the lake isn't the most accessible in some sections, but worth it. Also some reason little side trails and abandoned mysteries along the way.

7 months ago

Good wooded trail, perfect to take the kids on. Some elevation to climb up, but nothing to strenuous.

8 months ago

This was a great short day hike. It wasn't strenuous or difficult to complete in an hour. Moderate traffic from other hikers.

11 months ago

Great short loop! 1.6 mi of rocky cliffs and great views!

11 months ago

Nice park easily accessed from I-40. Filled with a lot of "I never knew this was here" moments. Mixture of bluff overlooks, wooded trails, open fields and lake/quarry views. Good spot to put-in your kayak.

11 months ago

very scenic and unexpected. high cliffs overlooking a nice lake

Sunday, February 19, 2017

beautiful in the winter.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Beautiful. Peaceful. Lots to see and can be easy, moderate or difficult. Definitely recommend these trails!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Very beautiful views and pretty easy hike. You park and go into an open field (just keep going straight til you get in a the woods) and it will lead you to the lake. I highly recommend it

Monday, November 07, 2016

This is a great, short trail for hiking or walking. I did the blue bird trail once (sweet little meadow trail that I wish wasn't so close to a major road) and the main loop twice, just for fun. Very low traffic (on a Monday afternoon), but a good bit of noise pollution from the surrounding area.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Great views and not much traffic on a Sunday afternoon. Steep and narrow with loose rocks around lake would not recommend for young children.

Monday, October 24, 2016

nice over look at top

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Beautiful wildflowers (at least right now in the late summer) and close water access for the pup to cool off in

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A hidden gem in the Nashville area. The trail does not appear to be overly popular, which can be great if you're looking for solitude while you're hiking. A very easy trail with great views, and the history of how the lake was formed and used is fascinating and unique. A few abandoned (but safe) structures line the trail, which adds to the appeal. A good option for a day hike for locals.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Fun hike with the kids(ages 3 and 4), but challenging for them at certain spots on the ridge trail. Great views at the top of the ridge. Will certainly do again.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nice trail.

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