We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Radnor Lake State Park

Features Animals
1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
+1 615-373-3467
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Best Hiking in Nashville

I hesitated to review this park, because it is getting too busy, and it is my weekly therapy to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HPfromTN
,
Nashville, Tennessee
Peaceful Setting - Easy Stroll

This is a lovely, well-maintained park with trail that skirts the circumference of Radnor Lake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JamesJasper
,
Nashville, Tennessee
Read all 691 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking opportunities and its location in an urban area. The park is day-use only and the more than six miles of trail are strictly used for hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Pets, jogging and bicycles are only allowed on the Otter Creek Road trail. The Lake Trail is accessible to people with all-terrain wheelchairs. The park is perfect for nature enthusiasts to observe owls, herons and water fowl as well as many species of amphibians, reptiles and mammals such as mink and otter. Hundreds of species of wildflowers, mosses, fungi, ferns and other plants as well as trees, shrubs and vines add to the natural ecological diversity of the area. Several ranger-led programs are planned throughout the year including canoe floats, wildflower walks, astronomy night hikes, nature hikes, programs on snakes, off-trail land acquisition hikes and birds of prey.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“hiking trails” (24 reviews)
“ridge trail” (18 reviews)
“wild turkeys” (16 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
All hours
Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
CONTACT
Website
+1 615-373-3467
Write a ReviewReviews (691)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 677 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I hesitated to review this park, because it is getting too busy, and it is my weekly therapy to walk in solitude. Nevertheless, this is the number one place to walk or hike in Nashville. The trails are well-maintained. In the summer, it offers a...More

Thank HPfromTN
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and recommendation of Radnor Lake State Park for future Nashville residents. We are glad our trails provide a peaceful, yet exercise-worthy daily outing!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely, well-maintained park with trail that skirts the circumference of Radnor Lake. Things I like about it - (1) short, easy access from downtown Nashville; (2) quiet and clean, as park rules are restrictive. I love a late afternoon hike there when...More

Thank JamesJasper
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sunsets are indeed splendid here at Radnor. Thanks for your continued support of the park and for your kind review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful place to find right in the middle of Nashville. The problem is it is so beautiful that it is very crowded and parking is limited. If you can get a parking space you will thoroughly enjoy the hike and the...More

Thank MsRucker
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for recommending us as a family friendly spot of beauty! We are excited to let our visitors know that a plan in underway to provide a new 100 car parking lot for Radnor Lake State Park off of Franklin Rd. For now, come...More

Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice trail around edge of lake, beautiful views I went in fall , it was gorgeous as colors were really vivid. Had a nice stroll, met some nice people along the way, a few others but not crowded. I will be back here it is...More

1  Thank Brucelj1
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018

The colors were very vivid this fall at Radnor. It's always nice to hear how our Park brings together people from the community. Thanks for sharing that in your review.

A TripAdvisor Member
Cambridge, Ohio
84
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

The view is very nice and the trails are well taken care of. The issues are no pets are allowed on anything other than the paved Road and there is no use of the lake such as swimming or fishing. If any other Park is...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018

Thanks for your comments about our trails! In order to preserve its unique Wildlife and Birding status, the park rules are posted clearly for visitors. We hope you'll visit again.

Reviewed January 3, 2018

We generally go here when my mother and father are in town. It's sort of set in a residential area but it's so peaceful and quiet to leisurely walk around the beautiful lake.

1  Thank Brent J
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Thanks for your review! Its nice to know we are a favorite spot for family visits.

Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Loved the hike. Trail well maintained and wide. Was hilly great views of the lake. Good length, could make short or long. Close to town.

1  Thank Donna S
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Its always nice to receive positive feedback about our trails. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed December 13, 2017

This is a beautiful location located just a short drive from downtown Nashville. There are hiking trails offering varying degrees of difficulty. The lake is very peaceful.

2  Thank Jimbo_Pittsburgh
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Thanks so much for hiking with us! Please come see us soon!

Reviewed November 18, 2017

This is why i love this area so much. Living in Franklin you are clos enough from the city for all the excitments but yet the area is filled with these pockets of nature where you can hike trails, walk your dog or just relax...More

2  Thank Francois A
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Radnor is a pocket wilderness in Nashville- it has beautiful and hilly walking trails around a lake. You'll see lots of wildlife, but don't take your dog- they are not allowed on the trails, just the road.

Thank Susan A
PreviousNext
12345668
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 160 hotels in Nashville
Baymont Inn & Suites Nashville/Brentwood
1,091 reviews
1.79 miles away
MainStay Suites Brentwood
193 reviews
1.89 miles away
Courtyard Nashville Brentwood
165 reviews
1.94 miles away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Brentwood
744 reviews
1.97 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Mere Bulles
526 reviews
1.86 miles away
Soy Teriyaki Bistro
109 reviews
2.00 miles away
Wild Iris
173 reviews
2.00 miles away
Mediterranean Cuisine
76 reviews
2.05 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Brentwood Jewelery & Gifts
15 reviews
2.21 miles away
Dyer Observatory
8 reviews
.61 miles away
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
223 reviews
2.67 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kasey L
February 21, 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Brucelj1 | Reviewed this property |
No access which is a shame I would love to kayak there!
0
Votes
jwrDuluth
December 28, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so.
0
Votes
jwrDuluth
December 28, 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Saf128 | Reviewed this property |
Not that i'm aware of
0
Votes
PreviousNext
1234