Radnor Lake State Park
Radnor Lake State Park
4.5
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This park is over 1300 acres in size and houses a uniquely diverse range of biodiversity, making it great for nature observation. There are 6+ miles of trails in this day-use only park. Opportunities to learn about the biodiversity here are available at the visitor’s center, the aviary complex, and through the many Ranger led programs. More information on this park and many more can be found at the TN State Parks website.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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erinfischer23
Miami, FL183 contributions
Jan 2021 • Friends
We visited Radnor Lake on a beautiful December morning and first attempted to park in the East Lot, which was totally full. The Visitor Center wasn’t much better, but we did manage to get a spot and off we went.

What a gorgeous hike. The combination of the lake and the woods were stunning. We didn’t really follow any one specific trail but it was very easy to navigate — the lake is an easy landmark to find your way back, and the directional signage is well-placed.

The visitor center is also very nice, with a water fill station and clean restrooms.
Written January 1, 2021
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Thank you for sharing many of the great features of our park. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit!
Written January 5, 2021
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Wendy K
15 contributions
Sep 2020
Love this park! Easy trail for all ages, even handicapped, with lots to see. Today we saw close to 30-40 turtles, deer and beautiful butterflies. On another day we even saw a blue heron nesting in a tree. Be sure to bring binoculars.

The only glitch was finding parking on a Saturday during a holiday weekend. Even though we arrived at the east entrance at 9am, there were 10 cars in line in front of us waiting for a parking space. The wait to park was only 20-25 mins. since 3 cars turned around. When we returned to the car 2 hrs later, there were still many cars waiting. Nevertheless, it's aggravating but good in that the limited parking limits the number of visitors on the trails.
Written September 6, 2020
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We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Tennessee State Parks. Please visit us again soon!
Written September 14, 2020
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William O
Westfield, MA55 contributions
Jul 2021
My family and me took a nice walk around the lake. There were so many deer to see it was unbelievable. For an out of shape guy, the 3+ mile walk was fine. The parking was no problem when I went but there weren't too many spots on one of the two lots. The lake was green color when I went but still a hike around any lake is good enough for me.
Written July 28, 2021
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We are glad you enjoyed your time on the trails. Thanks for the review!
Written August 9, 2021
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David & Megan
Frisco, TX153 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Radnor Lake State Park is a natural gem waiting to be explored. As you venture into its tranquil trails and embrace the serenity of the lake, you'll find yourself immersed in a world of untouched beauty. Remember to check the park's website for important information, including hours of operation and rules.
Whether you're a seasoned hiker or someone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, this park offers a haven for all. From stunning lake views to encounters with the local wildlife, Radnor Lake State Park is an experience you won't want to miss. Pack your hiking gear, grab your camera, and embark on an adventure that's sure to leave you with lasting memories of Tennessee's natural beauty.

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Written October 25, 2023
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TravelGirl72353
9 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a great place to walk, however, parking is a REAL issue since everyone loves it there. There are several trails on both sides of the street. Whatever your level of fitness is, there is a trail for you.
Written January 7, 2020
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We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Tennessee State Parks. Please visit us again soon!
Written January 21, 2020
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Pdonatyandkids
Westborough, MA260 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Lovely park. The trails are pretty wide and easy. Nice views it the lake. Many joggers and happy dogs on the trails. Parking was tight and can see it fills up pretty fast. Would come back if in the area.
Written December 25, 2022
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bkw2310
Grimes, IA57 contributions
Jun 2021
Nice state park within Nashville. Short drive from downtown, enough parking if you get there early, and well groomed trails. Nice rest rooms. We took the Lake trail, but didn't want to go the whole way which is 1.3 miles, since we had other activities planned that day. There really is only the 1 main trail and the bridge is neat. No places to get off the path or explore if you had kids with you - best for trail walking only. No pets.
Written June 29, 2021
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We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Tennessee State Parks. Please visit us again soon!
Written July 22, 2021
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CJ
Belfast, UK3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
I was visiting Tennessee for the first time from the UK. I had heard so many good things about Radnor Lake and decided to go visit it myself.
I wanted to go see somewhere beautiful for photography but also quiet and peaceful.
I have been going through a rough time lately with my health and trauma, and i am also special needs (Learning Difficulties). This review is being written for me by a family member.
My visit to the lake was no longer than 15 minutes. The lake was absolutely beautiful. I had not realised you weren't allowed to move a little of the path. A member of staff had found me and pulled me to the side and pointed to the sign. They were quite abrupt and firm.
At the time, i hadn't noticed the sign and, in all honestly, would have struggled to read it but was too embarrased to say another to the man. I thanked him for telling me what it said and apologised. He was not having any of it.. He wanted my ID and made me walk all the way to his van to write me up something. I was absolutely terrified.. as anyone should be... I was also apologising over and over again. He could clearly see i was shocked. He wrote me up a warning. I left straight after it. I was in tears the rest of the day. A trip that was supposed to be good for my well-being was ruined. My first experience of Tennessee and Radnor Lake ruined.
I understand there is a need for rules, and i understand that you are doing your best to protect your park.
Surely, there has to be a balance between rules and being inhuman towards the visitors. Everyone is different, and you never know what someone is going through.
I would like a response of some sort from your team that you at least understand that i was going through a lot, and i found my experience stressful and scary. I could have done with a slither of kindness. Which could have changed my whole experience of the park.
Thank you for your time.
Written August 17, 2023
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We're very sorry that you had a negative experience. We strive to provide the best service possible. We would like to know more, please contact our Park Office or Tennessee State Parks at 615.532.0001 | Email: Ask.TNStateParks@tn.gov.
Written September 12, 2023
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WorldTraveler6784
Michigan14 contributions
Jul 2021
We stopped by this park for a nice, short hike in the area while visiting Nashville. We used the All Trails app for knowing which trails to take and we took the long trail up the gorge. It was awesome! It's very clean and the trails are well manicured. We saw a lot of wildlife including a fawn, a doe, a young buck and a family of armadillos. It was very busy the day we went but only on the short trails and not on the gorge.
Written July 7, 2021
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We are glad you enjoyed your time on the trails. Thanks for the review!
Written July 22, 2021
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Cindy T
Pinellas Park, FL92 contributions
Oct 2021
We loved our hike here. Huge loop around the lake, well marked, and we saw some deer while we were there. Nice facility with video about the local birds which was fun to watch. I would come back for sure.
Written November 3, 2021
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We are glad you enjoyed your time on the trails. Thanks for the review!
Written November 17, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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