Explore the most popular trails near Hermitage with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
3 days ago

We do this with day packs as training for long hiking trips. Not necessarily a pretty hike - just keep on slogging!

It's in my way to or from home. it's easy enough to stop by for some relaxation after a bad day. The Day Loop is my favorite. My goal is to backpack and stay over for an extended weekend. I was there earlier this week, lots of fungi also bullfrogs in "the pond". I have quirky ankles and find I can do this trail easily. Enough people around to feel safe, not so many people to feel crowded. Lots of places to swim as well.

The big attraction here is obviously the lake, but this trail is also a lovely arboretum, well-marked with seemingly countless different varieties of trees. There are also several ponds scattered around the 2.2 miles of paved trail as well as some interesting rock formations near the beginning. This trail is usually very crowded, so don't expect to be able to lose yourself in nature.

Went early October. Nice leisurely trail. Good views of lake. Saw a deer. Like that it was paved as ticks seem to be an issue on other nearby trails.

trail running
15 days ago

A good, moderately challenging trail. The last 2 miles or so before you reach the campground do need some maintenance as some of the markers are tough to see, obscured by several fallen trees.
But, I will avoid this trail on warm, sunny days. The party boats in one of the coves were blaring country songs so loud I lost my concentration several times. :(
At the first split, I took the right side (the forest side) of the day loop, then ran to the camp ground, and on the way back when I connected to the day loop again, took the lake side of the loop to get back to the parking lot.
My Nike app marked that as 13.2 miles.

hiking
21 days ago

Paved 2 mile trail that goes around the lake. Very nice. Saw LOTS of wildlife. Nice leisurely walk after doing a 4 mile trail hike.

Beautiful trail, but pretty easy.

good trail for leisurely hike. great for the family. variety of wildlife.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Definitely a favorite. We always do the Day loop option which clocks per my watch at 3.8 miles. It is super dog friendly. There are some rocky spots that give the trail so much beauty. Only down fall is during the summer it does trace a popular party cove so you are going to get some noise and nonsense from that. Other then that we love it.

hiking
1 month ago

nice trail

hiking
1 month ago

Very nicely marked and kept trail. Nice lake views along the way and some interesting rock formations as well. Some nice elevation changes. Will definitely do this one again. GPS clocked 3.8 miles.

walking
1 month ago

This is a great long trail my dog loves coming here

Easy, paved, 2 mile trail that goes around the perimeter of a lake. Really nice views.

2 months ago

easy walk and beautiful scene

Used to walk this trail every day. Very easy with a paved path. Had many animal experiences here.

Great, easy trail that is paved through forested land, rock formations, wildlife and great views of the lake.

on Volunteer Trail

2 months ago

great trail. it has a 4 mile option and a 5 mile option. both are loops you can also combine them for about an 8 mile hike. BEAUTIFUL scenery well marked and good amount of traffic. I drive over an hr to get to this trail and it's worth every min.

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful. I’ll definitely be back soon.

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail for running if you're looking for something more mellow without steep gains. If you park at the Couchville Lake parking lot, you can make the run a good out-and-back for 15ish miles.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this today.. Wasn't bad, little wet and slippery on the rocks at times. would do again.

Boring, too easy,

Really liked this little lake loop, want to take my boyfriend here for a picnic.

We took our dogs on this trail last week. Had a great time. Very clean. Seen other dog owners hiking with their dogs. Everyone was very polite and good dog handlers.

walking
3 months ago

Very nice walk . Will do again. peaceful and quiet and relaxing.

3 months ago

Well paved. Easy for beginners. Saw deer every time. Not much hiking but still a very nice place.

on Volunteer Trail

hiking
4 months ago

A nice quiet hike once you clear the cove where the boats hang out. Most of the trail is well covered with foilage and fairly clear until you get to the last mile or so where the trail goes through some taller grass. Tick repellent is definitely recommended.

Nice hike. Went early before it got to hot. Haven’t done this trail in 20 year. Nice sights.

Definitely a do again,dog friendly is a plus too

nature trips
5 months ago

Nice easy walk with a great view

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