Radnor Full Lake and Ganier Ridge Trail Loop

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Radnor Lake State Park

Radnor Full Lake and Ganier Ridge Trail Loop is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Brentwood, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length4.1 miElevation gain498 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakeWildlifeNo dogs
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Note: Dogs and running are only allowed on the paved roads.

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Reviews (208)
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Michael Hicks
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Jennifer Dittes
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Beautiful, well-kept trail with splendid views of the lake during the winter.

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Brad Emerson
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Michelle Young
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Keith Dayton
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Mia Cover
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Beautiful trail, well maintained. I never come here on weekends because parking is always difficult and it gets really crowded. It’s a nice mid-week hike, especially if you come early in the day. There really aren’t many challenging hikes right around Nashville, but this one has a little bit of elevation, which is nice.

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Jeremy Mills
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Beautiful trail. Not too difficult. We also saw a bunch of deer and turkeys. We will be back for sure.

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Jonathan Pitcher
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Delia Lauderdale
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Whitnie Clark
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First time out on the trail and had a great time. Great for viewing wildlife up close and just a very peaceful and serene atmosphere all together. Passed several people on the trail and everyone was very courteous and respectful of space if that’s something you are worried about. Can’t wait to go back when the leaves start to turn.

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Robb Patterson
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some good terrain for the most part . some areas are a little tricky especially when going down hill . I bring my hiking stick with me always so it helped to keep balance in those areas . I was in the Navy and did plenty of hiking with the Marines as a Marine medic but my wife needed a lil help. She is new to hiking but felt this was a pretty good challenge yet not to bad and she definitely recommends this hike even though there are multiple routes to take. With it being our first time out here we will definitely come back to tackle the other routes. Oh and seeing wild Turkey's and Plenty of deer made it a plus being out in the wild.

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Toby Hancock
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Got some great cardio heading up the beginning 400+ ft incline to the ridge. Well marked, all woods, and not a lot of people around 4:00-4:30. I will be back.

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Nicholas Gatson
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Beautiful trail. Very easy to follow and well maintained. Uphill section is a nice, short challenge. The parts of the hike along the the lake are relaxing.

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Sabra Walker
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This is a beautiful trail! Lots of birds and other wildlife. Also a good little workout with the elevation change.

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Hope Robertson
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Beautiful trail! Love seeing all the deer!

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Lidia Flores
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Beautiful trail. Heavily trafficked, I would recommend starting as early as 6 or 7 around this time of year. Parking is limited. But overall great workout with a beautiful view of the lake. Safe to do the whole trail with children ages 5 and up I would say. Hiking shoes not required but definitely help in som areas.

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Solamen Silva
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There are several trails in Radnor Lake that roughly follow this general route (with small differences). They’re all great hikes; each offers you a good view of the lake, a walk through the forest and a brief stroll across Ganier Ridge. When taking this trail clockwise, the return route takes you across South Lake Trail, then across the dam before returning to the Nature Center. No matter what hike you choose in this park, it’s going to be enjoyable. The woods are gorgeous, the trail is clear and well maintained, fellow walkers/hikers tend to be quiet and respectful of the surroundings, and the smells and sounds are always a treat. Nashvillians are lucky to have such a beautiful park so close to town.

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Christopher Junjulas
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Terrible park! Whoever created/ runs this park must be some kind of sick cat person to not allow dogs on the trails. There are bars in Nashville that you can bring dogs into yet you can’t let your dog walk around outside with you at this wretched place. Other issues: too many people, no parking, no good views

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Matt Shotwell
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Scenic trail, but dogs and jogging not allowed...

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Jess Baker
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Took my son in my pack for the south lake and Ganier ridge trail. Moderately difficult. Beautiful scenery- I’m seeing it in late winter, can’t wait to see it in the spring! Definitely more people here on a random Tuesday than I thought there would be.

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Kelsey Bishop
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Logan Abbott
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Incredibly crowded, but it was New Year’s day so that’s to be expected. Great trail, beautiful views, and so much wildlife! We saw a huge hawk, wild turkeys, and wild deer, very cool!

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Bud Benson
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Great Trail!, Beautiful, well marked, nice elevation terrain. Good distance for us.

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Felix Ren
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A little bit of elevation. Great Lake view. Saw a chipmunk, a couple of turtles and some birds. Important: do not park at the trailhead. Part at the Strong __ Church nearby.

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Raf Cevallos
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Avoid the lake roundabout on nice days. Too many people talking about stupid things and ruining the vibe. Take the other trails for a bigger challenge and peace.

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Jeff Love
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3.95 by way of the garmin. Majority of the trail was well trafficked packed cedar chip pathway. Good vertical and decent at mid point, final mile or so was pavement or packed gravel. Lots of people around the lake. Much less people if you go up the incline to the ridge.

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Kate Lang
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More of a walk than a hike, lots of people and not very many views of the lake.

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Jess Rosenberg
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Amazing! We had the most beautiful weather when we went and it was perfect. The walk around the lake is super peaceful by the actual climb up the hill was great. A good sturdy up and a steep down. This trail was highly populated so someone is always there to take your picture but you’ll also never feel alone.

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Leah Terrell
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Trail was good and fairly well maintained. There were a lot of people on the Lake Trail. The Ridge Trail was less populated and more challenging but had less wildlife. My biggest complaint is that the groups of people were so loud and not paying attention to the nature around them.

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Sophie Sparer
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This is one of my favorites. I like to run the first mile on the paved road (it is exactly a mile from the west parking lot on Otter Creek to the start of the lake trail on the east side) and then immediately hike up Ganier Ridge and head west back towards the parking lot. I do this twice for an awesome workout.

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