Volunteer Trail

MODERATE 255 reviews
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Volunteer Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hermitage, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

From Mt Juliet, Tennessee, take Highway 171 south. This starts out as S Mt Juliet Rd and then becomes Hobson Pike just north of the Wilson-Nashville/Davidson county line. After you cross the county line, there are signs for the Volunteer Trail. Turn right onto Bakers Grove Lane and then left on Granny Wright Lane which dead ends at the trail head and parking lot. If you pass the park's main entrance on the left you have gone too far.

hiking
3 days ago

A lot of trash- literally and figuratively. The beautiful lake views are tarnished by the sounds of loud and obnoxious humanity coming from the lake, and- to a lesser extent- the bottles and other trash that's been washed ashore. This will be a nice hike after the plague.

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
13 days ago

fun lots of views

hiking
17 days ago

21 days ago

Great trail along the Percy Priest reservoir. Cedar glades and hardwoods. Canopy keeps one cooler in hot weather. Some ignorant dog owners don't clean up their animal's mess which is disappointing given the park provides bags for that purpose.

24 days ago

backpacking
27 days ago

Me and my 3 best friends took a weekend to go backpacking and stay in the primitive site #1. It right up against the water and we LOVED it. Everything was clean and the fire pit was huge. Just remember there is no water or electricity so make sure to bring a water filter. It's not an easy hike but totally worth it. It actually ends up being 13 miles not 11. I would love to do this trail again in the fall!

walking
1 month ago

Great trail for dogs; I take my pups there about once a month and they love it!

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail a lot of people and dogs on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Backpacked the volunteer trail and the day loop. We did just under 13 miles. This trail has the potential to be very beautiful, and in some places it is. It's so sad that the boaters and fisherman have dumped so much trash in the lake. Just about every opportunity we had to walk along a shoreline was ruined by the large amounts of litter. Sickening how much disrespect some people have.

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