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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area: Lake Trail and Recovery Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This is a great hike for those who love nostalgia, woods, and lakes. The trail takes you up and down through the woods and around twenty-acre Swan Lake. Near the mouth of Dunbar Cave, go up the stairs to a concrete dance floor that in the late 1940s was filled with people dancing to the music of famous bands, including Tommy Dorseys and Benny Goodmans."
--Keith Stelter, Best Hikes Near Nashville (Falcon Guides).
Decent trail for running and hiking. Not much scenery to speak of. The trail is poorly maintained in certain areas. Trail signage is good and it usually isn't too crowded.
I go here to run the trails every so often. I went hiking recently and it was decent, but the path is a little too worn for my liking and is a little boring in terms of scenery. 90% trees, 10% lake.
It's fun if you have nowhere else to go, or want to take a peak behind the barred up Dunbar Cave.
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