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

Great challenging trail

Very nice place to hike trail was very good on directions

trail running
9 days ago

Great path, well marked, shaded, perfect for a trail run!

Lightly traveled path... intermediate level; some rock and root traversing. Mostly shaded, clearly marked and clear. No ticks (so far).

on Bakers Grove Trail

hiking
18 days ago

This trail is clean & fairly quiet if you go early in the day. Lots of rocks & roots along the trail so watching your step which makes it moderate instead of easy. A few light uphill climbs. It makes a great hike for a quick hike close to Nashville.

hiking
23 days ago

One of my favorite trails

on Bakers Grove Trail

26 days ago

Nice trail, well used though with lots of people. A little more crowded then I prefer. Beautiful views though.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail with exposed tree roots and rocks - very interesting and beautiful. Scenic views of the lake. On the way back to the parking lot we came upon some deer. Recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

trail was good, well marked. I was hoping for more lake views along the way only saw the lake like 3 times.. it's mostly forest and it's pretty thick between you and the lake. for being closer to town is a great choice for the limited Nashville area

This trail was awesome. Short and sweet, has cool rock formations and a cool little history behind the lake. This honestly felt like moderate difficulty to me, though. The trails aren’t super well marked but it’s still not that difficult to get around.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail. We encountered singles, couples and families - many with dogs on this gorgeous hike. It’s shaded and well marked. Just a great hike (at a steady pace with a couple of brief photo stops it took a family of four with teen boys 1 hour 50 minutes.) Parking is somewhat limited. Only a portolet - no bathroom.

on Bakers Grove Trail

1 month ago

loved going off trail

Nicely kept trail. Hiked it with a full pack. Good hike.

Great short paved loop. Lots of lake views. Small parking lot but never full. Dog friendly.

Fun place to take your dog for swimming since there aren’t a lot of places in Nashville - but be careful - my car got broken into. They won’t let you park in the “secured parking” at the recreation center with a pet so you just have to take your chances. It’s a shame because this is a beautiful place.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a hot and sunny day but the trail felt nice because of the canopy of trees. You have a nice view of the water a couple times. It was pretty muddy after a light rain but still doable in my Tevas. Feels pretty remote and peaceful with lots of bird, insect, and amphibian noises along the way, however for about 10 minutes when I was close to the water all I could hear was people partying on the water. Nice little 2 hour hike on my own at a semi slow pace. I actually lost my way at one point and learned that I needed to be paying attention to the orange trail markers on the trees. As long as you keep an eye on them it’s very hard to lose your way.

hiking
2 months ago

Pleasant hike! lots of nice places to stop and enjoy the water.

Great trail! Views of the lake a majority of the time. Slight elevation changes make this a perfect trail for beginners. Had two dogs that absolutely loved it. Highly recommend.

This is a pretty trail with nice meadows and wooded sections and a good view of the lake. You can hear the boats on the lake very loudly though, which I found disruptive.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Drove over here today to ride my bike since Altrails says it's an option, but the last item on the trail head sign clearly states "No Bikes". :(

on Bakers Grove Trail

2 months ago

This is the one of trails you MUST go around Nashville.

I wouldn’t really call it hiking. It’s more of a walk through fields, with a lake. Paths aren’t properly marked and there’s very little visibility (lack of elevation). Also, during the summer the paths have grass that’s tall enough to conceal the snakes, which there are. Better off going to Edwin warner

trail running
3 months ago

Actually this is the Day Loop trail and it's a nice short loop. Some fairly technical sections to keep things interesting for those trying to get a quick run in. If you want to tack on some additional miles you can split off and take the Volunteer Trail out and back then continue.
Note: Limited parking will fill up quick on nice weekends, especially if people are camping. One porta-john but no water available.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with beautiful views. It would have been helpful to have a couple trash cans on the path, there was a bit of litter.

Decided to do this trail to get some miles, but only had time to do it once as the park closes at 7 PM. I wasn't expecting much because of the lack of elevation, but I was very pleasantly surprised. What this trail lacks in difficulty or elevation, it makes up for in scenery. I will definitely be back with a camera and enough time to explore all the side trails. Great place to go to get someone else interested in hiking.

took 2 hours. it was mostly flat but got pretty tight in the back of the day loop. great for dogs and small kids

Great short walk. Funny name considering this is actually an old quarry. Nonetheless great views of the lake and the Harpeth.

nice hike, not too easy, but not too hard. I went on a Saturday morning and by the time I was done the park was packed.

I really liked this trail! I took my lady out to hike with me and she did very well! It’s great for dogs and I think kids would do really well on it too under good supervision.

Now if you want super excitement maybe this trail isn’t for you, but nonetheless it is a really good trail.

I feel like there’s a lot of potential on this trail to relax and lose yourself for a while. We got here at 7 and only really encountered a few people towards the end. The scenery changes constantly and it’s just beautiful. Once you make it to the top water side there are a ton of rocks to hang out on. Be careful though!

It was pretty wet as some parts were muddy puddles, so it holds its water.


I’d say it’s a running trail but some areas are tricky. Lady and I ran the last mile or so and I ate dirt once :)

hiking
4 months ago

Great help hike
Ez and enjoyable with the kids

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