Explore the best beach trails in Tennessee with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
2 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

mountain biking
5 days ago

I recently got into hiking and think this trail has a real nice blend of terrain with a few nice lake look-out points along the way

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

on Volunteer Trail

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

mountain biking
19 days ago

This was my first mountain biking trail. It was a lot of fun and good views of the lake. Even the bald knob part of the trail was not really any more difficult than the rest. When I got done I wanted to do it again! Will definitely be back!

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful scenery

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

One of the best most scenic trails I’ve been on in TN. Love the variety of trails next to the lake and big rocks to hike up. Not too busy either. Will be repeating this trail!

Very good changes in elevation and footing. Most of hike is spent walking through the forest with trees surrounding one on all sides, as if within a tunnel of foliage. During one section, the lake is immediately adjacent, and access to the lake makes swimming or picnicking possible. In other sections, the trail leads through fields and up hills filled with wild flowers.
The previous reports of spiders is accurate. Be aware of spider webs. Of course spiders who place webs across paths like this are very unlikely to be on these strands, for it would limit their lifespan, and they aren't dangerous to humans.

hiking
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

My favorite place around Nashville for trail running. The terrain varies from hilly and pretty technical along the Day Loop to relatively flat on the outer portions of the Volunteer Trail. Past the split at the bulletin board the VT can be hard to follow (especially once the leaves fall) since it is not well marked.
People have made comments about trash. A lot of it visible in lower trail elevations is from flooding which happens to varying degrees every year. The flood of 2010 which brought the lake up 10 feet above standard summer pool level. This washed flood debris far into the woods... I have seen navigation bouys 50+ yards inland. "Party Cove" along the trail is a popular weekend spot for boaters in the summer and it can get noisy. Early morning and weekdays are your best times if you want quiet.
Note: Parking at the trail head is very limited and will fill up on nice days, particularly on weekends