Radnor Lake Ganier Ridge Trail

MODERATE 130 reviews
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Radnor Lake Ganier Ridge Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
465 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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hiking
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hiking
8 days ago

I'm local and this is one of my favorite regular hikes. My routine is to park in the west parking lot (both lots will be totally full though on weekends by 9am), and get on the easy Lake Trail first around the lake, then catch Ganier ridge from the west side. (Feel it's a better climb from the west.) From there you can get on the paved path around the lake to get back to the parking lot (and you can run on the paved portion!), or cross over to the South Cove Trail for another climb, or just backtrack back to the parking lot. The paved road around lake will pretty much always be crowded, but the crowd thins out up on the Ridge since it offers a moderate climb and you can't have strollers, dogs, etc. there. Deer, turkey, woodpeckers, turtles, heron - see them every time I go. Occasionally catch a glimpse of an owl. Great place for some respite.

walking
9 days ago

trail running
9 days ago

Only one paved route where running is permitted. Mandatory walk for the rest of the trails. Great views, heavily trafficked, all other trails are mulched. Southern trail is good for a workout...

hiking
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hiking
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walking
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hiking
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walking
21 days ago

cool ass bird but like why is there a bench every 47ft?
also there were some noisy toads, ear plugs may be necessary. never thought I'd see a land crab in Nashville. very cool.

21 days ago

1 month ago

One of the easiest trail we've been on. Great for small kids too.

1 month ago

Great trail! Super easy to get to from the city. We hiked it in a steady rain and the trees are dense enough we didn't get terribly wet. There's some nice climbs with easy footholds so you'll get warm, but nothing too exhausting or challenging. Keep your eyes open and stay relatively quiet because we spotted at least 5 or 6 deer close to the trail that were very cool to observe.