Volunteer-Day Loop

Nashville, Tennessee 37217

Volunteer-Day Loop

Volunteer-Day Loop Professional Review and Guide

"This hike explores the wilder side of Long Hunter State Park. Follow Volunteer Trail a half mile through the woods and pick up the Day Loop Trail, which skirts the rocky shoreline of Percy Priest Lake. Circle around to a high bluff and enjoy stunning lake views before reaching a quiet cove that was once settled. Ramble over a hill filled with tall oaks, then backtrack a half mile to finish the hike."

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6/25/2014
This was a great trail! It was a beautiful early summer day with temperatures in the low 90s. The trail provided ample shade, and we got some excellent breeze coming off the lake. The trail starts off in a heavily wooded area near the trailhead. It quickly veers near the lake, and then begins a long rocky ascent. Very few parts of this trail are steep, but there are definitely lots of rocks that you should take extra care to maneuver. Once you reach the Day Loop Trail, the orange signage is very regular. There is a fantastic rocky bluff that looks over the lake that you will find about 2.5 miles into the hike. I highly recommend making that your rest place. The views are beautiful, and the breeze is deserved. We saw tons of squirrels, rabbits and deer on this hike. I took my toddler in a carrier, and hustled. We finished the whole trail in an hour and twenty minutes, although I would recommend taking more time to enjoy yourself. Overall, a fantastic hike in a well-maintained park.
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Trail Information

Nashville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.1 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Local Contacts
USGS La Vergne; at tinyurl.com/longhuntermap
Local Maps