Hidden Springs Trail

EASY 160 reviews

Hidden Springs Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lebanon, Tennessee that features a river 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.

4.2 miles
167 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




trail running





wild flowers


over grown

2 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail. Fall colors were beautiful. Sinkholes were amazing. I am from So Cal so this was very different from what I see here. We also stopped to see Jackson Cave. Very enjoyable I would do it again.

4 months ago

Decent trail. Nothing particularly special. Some parts are marked really well, some are not. Ungodly amount of spider webs that you have to walk into. Would definitely do this in the fall so it’s less humid and “buggy” next time.

4 months ago

Very overgrown and buggy. Not much to see here except a walk in the woods. It wasn’t my favorite trail I’ve hiked.

5 months ago

I’ll agree with many of the other reviewers who have said its pretty much just a walk through the woods. It’s nice though! The cedars are beautiful (& smell nice), and there are a bunch of wildflowers all around. My dogs really enjoyed it. We didn’t see many people yesterday, which was also nice!

6 months ago

More like 3.5 stars because this is basically a pleasant but forgettable walk thru the woods. There are a few limestone ‘sinks’ and springs along the way, but nothing remarkable. By no means is this a bad or disappointing trail, instead it’s an easy 4.2 mile well-marked loop with a few stretches of tedium balanced by wildflowers and cedar glades.

6 months ago

Loved this trail, there were a ton of wildflowers and butterflies and some terrain and fauna changes along the way. Be careful of the sinkholes though, and know it may be quite wet and muddy during the wet season or right after a rain. I like listening to audiobooks while I hike, so it didn't feel too long or tedious, but on my own without any distraction, it would have been pretty boring. Took me about 2 hours to finish.

6 months ago

Great hike

6 months ago

Majority of trail is single track, overgrown brush and grass. Consider it a quiet walk thru the woods. Lots of sink holes that are hidden by overgrowth so watch your kids and don’t wander too far off the trail. My app and watch tracked the loop at 4 miles, not 5, but perhaps I made a wrong turn somewhere. I’m guessing it might be prettier after a nice rainfall. Not being from the area, I’m easily impressed by any greenery and nature. However, if you’re limited on time, I feel there are much better hikes around TN that are easy but still offer spectacular scenery.

6 months ago

Very easy walk. Nice sink holes and hidden - I'd call it a well. The trail is pretty well maintained and marked.

very easy hike

9 months ago

Good day hike for some time in the woods. Not much to it, kid friendly but not recommended if it has rained recently. Expect wet/muddy conditions in several spots.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Mostly a walk through the woods. Trail was fairly well marked. Saw limestone formations and sink holes. No rivers. Terrain was easy.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

No river. Very overgrown in some parts. Easy to lose the trail markers. Would not recommend.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

There wasn't a river, but there were some cool looking sink holes. Nice places to rest and enjoy lunch.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

thought it was pretty boring

Friday, September 08, 2017

It's a nice trail kinda long, About 4.2 miles.
Mostly level and not too much climbing. Follow the white markers, you'll cross a horse trail several times that's marked with orange markings. It's 12 miles long but clearly marked so it shouldn't be a problem.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

nice trail, a lot of overgrowth on the trails

trail running
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Nice single track with some good technical spots. Not quite 5 miles but enough to get a quick run in.

trail running
Sunday, June 25, 2017

The trail wasn’t marked well with multiple pathways that went out at different places. The sign posted said 5 mile loop, my Garmin said 3.72 so not sure if it was my watch or I took some shortcut. The scenery was beautiful but there were multiple spots that the trail was really overgrown.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Nice walking trail. Not to busy. Not to hard.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Very easy trail but was a bit marshy and muddy even though it had not rained in a while. We will do it again.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Enjoyed this trail.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

This is an easy trail for an afternoon hike. Some reviews tag this trail as boring but there are places to stop off & things to see if you're looking.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Best done day of or with in a couple of days with rain. Creek fills and flows to a pit sink.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Spring was so hidden you will never find it because it's dried up. Other than nice walking trail.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

This is such a great trail! A really fun variety of landscapes and vegetation, plus lots of spooky sink holes. Next to no elevation gain, so much like just a long stroll through a beautiful cedar forest. I went on a late Tuesday afternoon and didn't see a single other person.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Very nice small state park with camping, playgrounds, and hiking trails. Trails are well marked. Watch for after rain storms lots of big mud puddles.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Sunday, November 13, 2016

well marked and easy to follow. The trail is well used. It has very little elevation change and there is very few obstacles so it is perfect for trail runners. We walked the 5 mile loop but was a little disappointed with the view. Even my daughter asked why the trail was in the middle of nothing. Not one animal other than my dog (but we did sound like a herd of buffalo). Def not my favorite pick.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

This is a nice trail, very easy to walk. Peaceful way to spend a few hours. I have walked this trail a few times and plan on walking it a lot more. Perfect length of 5 miles.

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