Best lake trails in Nashville, Tennessee

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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.
Map of lake trails in Nashville, Tennessee
Top trails (11)
#1 - Day Loop Trail
Long Hunter State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
This trail extends off the Volunteer Trail at Long Hunter State Park near Nashville, TN. From about the midway point on the Volunteer loop the trail leaves the loop to follow the shore of Percy Priest lake to two campsites. A nice hike with a destination for lunch or a close to home overnight.Show more
#2 - Hidden Lake Double Loop
Harpeth River State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 52 m
A quick double-balloon loop on the outskirts of Belleview, with a small lake as the payoff. Starts out in an open field, winds it's way into the woods along a creek. Once into the woods, take the left fork in the trail (there's a sign) to get where you can actually touch the water (most of the lake is surrounded by high limestone bluffs). After dipping your toes in, there's a quick steep scramble up to cliffs with excellent views of the water below. At the far end of the lake, almost exactly halfway through the hike, there is a bench that overlooks the whole thing--very nice. After that, the trail branches off--the far left will give you the most distance, but the right trail will go up a bit higher and has better scenery. You'll eventually get back to the trail junction and retrace your original steps back to the open field. The 'bluebird loop' is just a different walk around the same field, but gets you back to the parking area.Show more
#3 - Radnor Lake: Ganier Ridge And South Cove Trail
Radnor Lake State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Note: Dogs and running are only allowed on the paved roads.Show more
#4 - Stones River Greenway of Nashville Trail
Hermitage Public Use Area
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
#5 - Bryant Grove Trail
Long Hunter State Park
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
Kayak rentals are available at the trailhead.Show more
#6 - Anderson Road Fitness Trail
Anderson Road Metropolitan Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 39 m
The last quarter mile of this hike is on the road. Show more
#7 - Centennial Park Lake Trail
Centennial Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
Note: Some of the paths in the park are currently closed due to construction.Show more
#8 - Priest Lake Trail
Hamilton Creek Metropolitan Park
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Length: 4.0 mi
This is a moderate mountain biking trail located in Nashville's Hamilton Creek area. There are lots of rocks and roots typical of many east coast mountain bike trails. There are not a lot of steep climbs. Not for hikers or walkers. For additional information, see the park map here: https://www.nashville.gov/Portals/0/SiteContent/Parks/docs/outdoor/Hamilton%20Creek%20Map%20Updated%20Sept%2027%202012%20Website%20Submission%20Map.pdfShow more
#9 - Cedar Hill Loop
Cedar Hill Park
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Length: 3.4 mi
#10 - Centennial Park Loop
Centennial Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 30 m
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