Super busy trails that offer some views of a small lake, felt like a walking trail in a neighborhood

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bugs
18 hours ago

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muddy
2 days ago

A little slick on the in/declines but on a weekday morning, pretty quiet in most spots. Saw some deer!

Great trail. Parking can be a bit tough in the mornings, but once you are on the trail it’s very well maintained. Would recommend hiking shoes to help prevent ankle rolling on the inclines/declines.

3 days ago

This trail takes you through what feels like deep woods. You will see deer, turkeys and woodpeckers. The animals are quite used to humans so they allow you a good look as you walk by. Beautiful, well kept trails. Pretty heavily trafficked. My favorite by far.

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12 days ago

The trail was tough with steep inclines but it became brutal because our leader set a rediculous pace.

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12 days ago

Beautiful views but no dogs allowed

Rather rocky but good elevation. We did a combination of the black and blue trails. Some confusion is possible due to insufficient markings at junction points of the 4 trails. Looks like it would be less desirable following a rain.

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15 days ago

Nice lollipop trail. Did the loop clockwise and had some good elevation early on. Got remarkably quiet after about a mile. Saw several squirrels and lizards. Some sun, but mostly shade. Well maintained! Probably more scenic in winter.

Beautiful trail! Love seeing all the deer!

Great hike

Nice trail. Elevation changes make for a great challenge on a short hike. Visible wash out areas from rain activity.

A great, not difficult hike when you have a couple hours to spare.

This route offers a little of everything in the park except for Garnier Ridge. You will have North and South views of the lake. The route starts at the East Lot, heads down Otter Creek Road then turns right onto Radnor Lake Trail. After crossing the East and North sides of the lake, the trail crosses over the spill water bridge and reconnects with Otter Creek Road. Turn left, then continue a short distance until you see a sign for South Cove Trail on your right. This section of trail meanders across three bends in South Cove before reconnecting with Otter Creek Road again. Turn right, then continue less than a half mile before returning to the East Lot.

One of the shorter trails in the park, this route is specifically focused on Garnier Ridge. The Southern slope has some nice, mature hardwoods and long views across the hollows. From the East Lot, look for the trailhead near the right/back of the restrooms on the North side of the lot. There are a couple of splits on each side of the ridge; just take the Garnier Ridge route. At the bottom of the loop, you will turn onto Radnor Lake Trail heading south. Rather than following this section all the way to Otter Creek Road, look for a connector trail back to Garnier Ridge. At the next fork, head East back to the trailhead.

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28 days ago

Great trail! Saw an owl almost immediately on the trail. So much wildlife

Beautiful trail. Heavily trafficked, I would recommend starting as early as 6 or 7 around this time of year. Parking is limited. But overall great workout with a beautiful view of the lake. Safe to do the whole trail with children ages 5 and up I would say. Hiking shoes not required but definitely help in som areas.

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29 days ago

This trail covers my favorite area in Radnor Lake: South Cove. Fewer people travel this trail, so it’s more peaceful, the trail is less worn and eroded, and more bird song fills the canopy. Note: There is another Radnor Lake South Cove hike I like better: South Cove Loop Trail. Where this hike returns along the lake road, the loop trail returns through the forest via South Lake Trail.

There are several trails in Radnor Lake that roughly follow this general route (with small differences). They’re all great hikes; each offers you a good view of the lake, a walk through the forest and a brief stroll across Ganier Ridge. When taking this trail clockwise, the return route takes you across South Lake Trail, then across the dam before returning to the Nature Center. No matter what hike you choose in this park, it’s going to be enjoyable. The woods are gorgeous, the trail is clear and well maintained, fellow walkers/hikers tend to be quiet and respectful of the surroundings, and the smells and sounds are always a treat. Nashvillians are lucky to have such a beautiful park so close to town.

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30 days ago

Great trail, and trails around this lake! Really good for seeing wildlife in its natural state, a little too organized for me I’m not use to rails and lots of traffic the whole hike, very pretty lake though and lots of great spots to take photos. This is a great place to take younger kids but if you’re an experienced backpack hiker you probably wanna go elsewhere. I assume if you don’t want much traffic definitely try and go on a weekday! Had to park at the church about a half mile away.

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1 month ago

Highly recommend this trail! I think it should rank as moderate but that’s me. Took me about an hour and a half to get through. Beautiful, lush wooded hike on dirt trail.

on Radnor Lake Trail

1 month ago

Great trail with shade. Traffic was just what we were looking for.

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1 month ago

Always beautiful and a great workout

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rocky
1 month ago

Great trail. Little rocky and some steepness in some places. But overall, very nice trail.

This hike was great! Great scenes pretty easy hiking. There are a few steep places but overall not bad. Red trail takes you up high but there is no lookout. Blue trail is the longest.

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1 month ago

I enjoyed this trail! I would classify this hike as “moderate” as opposed to “easy” because it has a good mix of relatively flat walking (both in shaded forest and meadow), but it also has some steep inclines and declines. The trail was well-marked.

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1 month ago

Beautiful, well maintained trail that was moderately busy. Parking can be a challenge, so prepare to spend time locating a spot. For clarification, this is signed as the “Lake Trail”, not the “South Lake Trail”, which is a slightly different trail.

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1 month ago

Se puede pescar en esa zona

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1 month ago

This is my very favorite Radnor Lake hike. I specifically like to hike it an hour before sunset. This is when all the woodland creatures are surveying the forest to plan out their evening. Hopeful, playful, hungry sounds slowly fill the cooling air as long shadows grow into a twilight darkness. Few people choose this trail, since it doesn’t provide some of the lake views other trails offer; however, South Cove has some of the largest trees in the park and these woods have a unique calm to them. Once you reach the ridge, the evening breeze seems to wash away everything you brought with you to the parking lot; you descend the hill and walk the lower edge of the loop feeling refreshed and renewed. Note: There is a bench positioned in a little spur trail along the ridge. This is a great place to stop, lay down, close your eyes and bathe in the forest.

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1 month ago

Note: You will need to visit owlshill.org/visit to pay your $5 admission before accessing the two AllTrails loops on this private property. All of the routes on the sanctuary property are a little overgrown and unkempt, but this kind of adds to their charm. You get the sense that you’re on a family farm path rather than an official trail. The loop around the hilltop does not offer any views and is overall not that interesting, but if you keep your eye out, you’ll see or hear a good deal of wildlife.

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