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“Best place in Nashville for hiking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Radnor Lake State Park

Radnor Lake State Park
1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN
615 373-3467
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Ranked #10 of 96 Attractions in Nashville
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Hiking
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Franklin, Tennessee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Best place in Nashville for hiking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Radnor Lake may not be the emptiest place for hiking in Nashville, but it is definitely the prettiest and that's why it draws so many people. Runners and cyclists are kept off the trails so wildlife and patrons aren't disturbed, and the prohibition of those activities brings a sense of calm to the area. Deer are frequently sighted walking near people and by the lake itself. The trails are easy to moderate and I saw a first or second grader doing a steep climb with her dad. At high points in the park you can see through the trees to the rolling hills outside the city. There are benches throughout the park which make Radnor Lake a beautiful place to read or meditate (if you get there early enough.) Highly recommended for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy stopping to smell the roses and taking in scenery.

Visited July 2014
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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“Beautiful area, but no picnicing!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went for a 4 or 5 mile hike here, and enjoyed this beautiful location. Parking areas are small, which can cause some difficulty on a nice day,
Nice trail around the lake.
However, be aware...there is no running allowed and no picnicing, so plan accordingly.

Visited July 2014
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great but....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is great place for a 2-4 hour stroll or hike. The only con is that the place has grown quite popular and is crawling with people on the weekends. It is better to hit this place through the week or first thing in the morning.

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DFW, TX
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Nice shaded hiking trail, wildlife easy to spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great for an easy hike. Lots of shade. Lots of deer and water fowl. Benches available to sit for a while. A little busy on the weekends.

Visited July 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Radnor is my happy place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I LOVE Radnor. Every time I go, I see deer, turkeys, turtles, owls, cranes and once I saw a SNAKE! I make it a point to go at least twice a month. One loop around the lake is just under 3 miles, but you can add on extra miles (about 6 total) by doing the extra trails.

One of the highlights of Radnor for me, is that every few months it's a completely different place.
In the summer the trees are full and it's very shady, autumn has scenery out of a movie. Winter is maybe not as gorgeous as the other seasons, but its neat to be able to see further into the forest part of the park and in the spring the fawns are born and all the flowers bloom (take your allergy meds!)

There is parking on either side of the park, but on a beautiful weekend parking fills up fast!

Visited July 2014
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