Ganier Ridge–Lake Trail Combination at Radnor Lake State Park

Nashville, Tennessee

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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–Lake Trail Combination at Radnor Lake State Park Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Nashville
Distance: 2.7
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 910 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Radnor Lake State Natural Area, 931-373-3467
Local Maps: USGS quad 3098SE, Oak Hill
Driving Directions: Directions to Ganier Ridge–Lake Trail Combination at Radnor Lake State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

5/22/2018
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8/1/2013
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Great trail that wraps around the lake. The terrain is moderate, and there are plenty of deer out and about


7/24/2011
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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!


9/20/1998
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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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