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.

Nice little 2 mile trail west of Nashville. On the easy side, but gets a bit technical going up the narrow trails around the edge of the lake. There are several bluffs overlooking the lake as well. Follow the signs to Hidden Lake, where you will walk up to the lake at the lower part of the basin. After hanging for a minute, you will circle around to continue on the trail. Be very careful, especially with dogs, as there are some large slabs of slanted rock that a dog will try to cross and could easily slip and fall down the side of the cliff. Navigate around behind them, and continue up around the top of the lake. Not overly challenging, but definitely narrow and a little daunting if you happen to be afraid of heights.

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washed out
6 days ago

Nice little hike just outside of Nashville. Get there early if you want to listen to the natural world. It gets busy early.

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muddy
7 days ago

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flooded
muddy
rocky
7 days ago

mountain biking
off trail
8 days ago

Mountain biking only. This is not a walking trail as we found out. No hikers allowed posted very clearly. The park road loop is a nice easy walk though.

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muddy
11 days ago

Great little escape to nature close to the city. Mostly flat with a few short moderate climbs but nothing strenuous. Great views of the lake in the winter but not sure you’d see it well when leaves are on the trees. Small trailhead parking lot - get there early on weekends.

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muddy
13 days ago

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19 days ago

Easy paved surface trail around lake and formal gardens. Construction currently underway so a slight detour.

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rocky
19 days ago

Such a good easy hike! Plenty of places to hop down to the lake. Rocky, but not too rocky. Definitely recommend for a short day hike.

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muddy
rocky
20 days ago

This was a good short hike, but the trail was very muddy— wished I wore hiking boots instead of sneakers. Lots of hikers with dogs.

hiking
21 days ago

I've always enjoyed this trail. There are nice views of the lake and forest. This trail isn't tough, but it has a nice amount of up and down with some rocks to walk over. This isn't a paved trail and mostly a dirt path. The trail is typically very peaceful and I don't see many other people while I'm out there.

Paved, tree-lined.

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muddy
26 days ago

Very cool little hike with a couple of lakes and a ridgeline walk

hiking
28 days ago

Super nice walk with kids. Lots of shells , fossiles and view on the lake Super , 3 hours with kids average not too muddy and easy to walk around Worth it

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muddy
over grown
rocky
28 days ago

Hiked many times. Always a beautiful and intimate experience with nature. A little muddy today.

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muddy
1 month ago

So much fun to run! Definitely technical with some rocky areas and tree roots and muddy in spots, so gotta pay attention. Some moderate uphill. Very pretty, nice views of the lake.

Not a bad trail, well trafficked, good scenery.

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muddy
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

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