Dunbar Cave State Natural Area Lake Trail and Recovery Trail

Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee

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4 Reviews
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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.

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."

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Saint Bethlehem
Distance: 2.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: September to June
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: USGS: Clarksville; trail maps available at visitor center; large map boards along trail
Driving Directions: Directions to Dunbar Cave State Natural Area: Lake Trail and Recovery Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/26/2018
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11/30/2013
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8/24/2013
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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.


4/10/2012
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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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