Old Hickory Trail

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Old Hickory Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Hendersonville, Tennessee that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

hiking
2 months ago

First....directions. Take the address listed here but hang a left on to the road before the park toll booth. If you go past the toll booth you've gone too far. The road to the left will take you down across from the Dam.

The paths are well maintained. A bit muddy right now due to rain but over all not bad. there are a lot of side small paths that just lead back again. Stick to the main ones.

Short trail. Flat with no inclines at all. A couple of wooden paths / bridges over seampy water. I would imagine the water will dry up. and in another few weeks it will be mosquito breeding ground for sure !

A decent short path if you're looking for something easy and quick. Plus you can check out the Dam.

One person mentioned not feeling safe. There about half a dozen cars there while I walked through. Didnt see anyone till I was leaving. Just hike smart is all. ;)

trail running
4 months ago

Nice, well-kept trails. Just not enough of them! Very short.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a nice easy trail for our family. We are just starting our hiking adventures and this was a perfect introduction. Our kids are 4 and 5 and they enjoyed being in nature and looking for wildlife. If you are an advanced hiker this is not for you but for a family and beginners it is perfect!

walking
7 months ago

Brought my 3 dogs and enjoyed a nice walk through the loops.

walking
11 months ago

Nice and easy. Took my dog out there and met some very friendly people. Will be back many times.

11 months ago

Nice little trail through the woods. Out and back.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

great as a starter trail!

Friday, June 30, 2017

kinda lame

walking
Monday, April 06, 2015

This trail consisted of a flat straight paved path with three different length unpaved loops on the right side. The whole trail was too short for my taste and some areas seem to have smaller paths which was kind of neat but most of them would lead to dead ends or quickly circle back around pointlessly. Some of the trail loops through a wide open power line area which was over grown when we visited (tick heaven) so it was hard to tell where the trail started back up again. There is a long wooden deck part that I'm guessing is normally over a swampy water area but it was completely dry when we were there. It was the most interesting part of the trail.

hiking
Monday, October 21, 2013

Nice short trail. Enjoyed greatly!

hiking
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Trails are wide and well kept. Really nice wooded scenery with a bridge that goes over one of the swamp areas. Trails are not very well marked and has a couple of trails that split off to dead ends. We only saw a couple of other people there but it doesn't appear to be the safest place to hike.

hiking
Saturday, September 01, 2012

A great trail for kids! Check out my complete review at http://nashvillefunforfamilies.com/old-hickory-trail/ . I explored the trail with my 2 and 7 year old. There are tips and pictures.

hiking
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Located a couple of hundred yards from Old Hickory Dam, this trail is a nice little escape into the woods while still staying well within the confines of the metro area. The trail is flat and consists of a straight paved path with 3 pine-needle-strewn loops that act as offshoots from the main trail.


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hiking
Monday, March 26, 2012

Nice trail for an afternoon without having to leave town. Great for walking the dogs.

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8 months ago

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Thursday, October 18, 2012