Nashville’s Hidden Lake Trail is the Best Trail You’ve Never Heard Of!

  1. Suzanne Myers says:

    We took this hike Saturday, thanks to you, and just loved it! What a treasure. Thank you so much for posting about it.

  2. […] 37. Enjoy beautiful views and explore ‘ancient’ civilization on Nashville’s Hidden Lake Trail. I call this the Best Trail You’ve Never Heard  Of– and when you walk it, you’ll see why. Located just off I-40’s McCrory Lane exit, the Hidden Lake Trail takes you high up on a ridge that circles a beautiful quarry lake with a rich history- It used to be the biggest swimming pool in the world! Today, the area has returned to nature, but evidence of its 1930s-era glory days still remains, making it fun for kids (and adults!) to explore. Check out my full write-up on the Hidden Lake Trail and how to get there here. […]

  3. […]  Enjoy beautiful views and explore ‘ancient’ civilization on Nashville’s Hidden Lake Trail. I call this the Best Trail You’ve Never Heard  Of– and when you walk it, you’ll see why. Located just off I-40’s McCrory Lane exit, the Hidden Lake Trail takes you high up on a ridge that circles a beautiful quarry lake with a rich history- It used to be the biggest swimming pool in the world! Today, the area has returned to nature, but evidence of its 1930s-era glory days still remains, making it fun for kids (and adults!) to explore. Here’s more on Hidden Lake Trail and how to get there. […]

  4. […] that make hiking more fun for kids. Want to beat the crowds and get some great photos? Try the Hidden Lake Trail and Bluff Ridge Trail, both in different sections of the Harpeth River State Park. Both are scenic, […]

  5. […] while back, I wrote about my favorite ‘secret’ hiking trail in Nashville — the Hidden Lake trail at Harpeth River State Park. It’s a gorgeous trail with a fascinating past, and most people who read the post were excited to […]

  6. Art Asbury says:

    Thanks for the special write-up on Hidden Lake!
    I live adjacent & worked to save the site as a State Park instead of being used for a land fill. Tennessee State Senator was a driving force to make it a State site along with the adjacent Veterans Cemetery which I worked for as a Veteran & activist. There is another larger quarry just across McCrory also adjacent to the River which WE need to acquire/protect…

  7. Lisa R. says:

    I have hiked this lovely trail. I agree that going in Winter or Spring is best. The time I went, as we arrived to the top near where the marble dance floor once was, there were hundreds of daffodils! It was quite beautiful!

  8. Art Asbury says:

    The State Parks should partner with Our Veterans Rest to make more beneficial & attractive of our State Sites. I am a Veteran & worked to locate our Mid-Tenn Veterans Cemetery & acquire the Hidden Lake Park facility. It is a disappointment that WE have not done more to make Hidden Lake a Place. Thanks Senator Doug Henry for making these places State Places… I live adjacent & think that WE should build an Inn at this site for visitors & Veterans families. Sad that we promote a slave-master at Montgomery Bell… Our Cemetery & Park are at an Interstate Exit, I-40 at Mcrory Lane & adjacent to Tennessee Highway 1, The Memphis to Bristol Highway & along the Scenic Harpeth River… What does it take for our State to become a Volunteer, Again like most of US who came to Nashville with Governor Winfield Dunn! I came from Bristol & Win came from Memphis… As a Veteran, I am disappointed, How about YOU?

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