Ganier Ridge Loop

Brentwood, Tennessee 37027

Ganier Ridge Loop

Ganier Ridge Loop Professional Review and Guide

"This loop explores the high and the low of Radnor Lake State Natural Area. Depart from the less-used east side of the park, then climb steeply up the Ganier Ridge Trail into the highest hills in Nashville. Just as you get accustomed to the oak forest up there, the loop drops down to a rich hollow and reaches the north shore of Radnor Lake, a haven for waterfowl. Finish your hike in the flat alongside Radnor Lake.

This hike climbs to about as high as you can get in the Nashville basin. There is a water spigot and restroom facilities at the trailhead. The trail surface is mostly dirt and rocks."

More Ganier Ridge Loop Professional Reviews and Guides

"This hike combines the Access, Ganier Ridge, and Lake Trails to create a 2.7-mile loop. The Ganier Ridge Trail has a number of wood- and stone-stepped sections and a more challenging ridgetop climb, combined with the more tranquil lakefront hike on the Lake Trail, with benches on which to sit and take it all in along the way. Though the trail does not afford views, except in the winter, it is a pleasant, serene walk that is popular with joggers because of the steep inclines, steps, and the well- worn trail.

Radnor Lake State Park provides a unique and convenient opportunity to get away within the Nashville metropolitan area. Its trails are full of wildlife, including a wide variety of bird species, making it popular for bird watching. Its 1,332 acres have been declared a Class II Natural Area, entitled to special protections. Though it has only 6 miles of trails, they are well designed to give hikers the natural experience they seek."

Ganier Ridge Loop Reviews

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4/7/2018
I live in the Nashville area and signed up on Trails.com to simply mention that many of the reviews and the photos I see are NOT connected to the Ganier Ridge Trail in Radnor Lake State Park. I have hiked this trail many times and it is only about 2.9 miles total and just under 400 feet elevation gain. So, some wires are getting crossed on this website and I wanted to alert any readers (and hikers) to this fact. The reason I looked into this article was because I was amazed that the Ganier Ridge Trail made it into the Top 25 Trails in the U.S. on this site. So please be aware that there is a lot of information being posted here in the reviews and photos that has nothing to do with the real Ganier Ridge Trail in Radnor Lake State Park near Nashville.
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8/1/2013
Great trail that wraps around the lake. The terrain is moderate, and there are plenty of deer out and about
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7/24/2011
I did this hike with my girlfriend and really enjoyed it. The trail is an easy hike with good views and wildlife. We came up on multiple deer and were within 20 feet of them and they didn't even notice we were standing there watching them. A good hike that is close to Nashville!
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9/20/1998
I love Radnor Lake. I used to go all the time while I was in school at Belmont. I give it four stars because its in Nashville and I think its one of the prettiest places in town to hike.
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Trail Information

Brentwood
Nearby City
2.4 miles
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.8 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
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Oct 2018