Volunteer Trail

MODERATE 234 reviews
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Volunteer Trail is a 11.4 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
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
784 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
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18 days ago

One of the most beautiful trails in middle Tennessee. Great trail to run.

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20 days ago

Good outing. Definitely on the easy side of moderate.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice outing.... on the easy side of moderate.... all thru the woods, lots of lake views ... bring insect repellant in the Summer

walking
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hiking
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hiking
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1 month ago

Great trail. Moderate elevation. Excellent scenery!

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Good trail all around. I only did the day loop trail. Muddy in a lot of places. Views of the lake are nice, but don't expect to catch your breath on them. Moderately taxing. If you have three or four hours to kill, it's a good place to get some air and some nature time. Highly recommend for convenience and straightforwardness, if that makes sense. Can a trail even be straightforward? Idk. Just try it.

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

best trail around hands down.

1 month ago

long run but great scenery, moderately technical. Took me a couple hours

1 month ago