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Day Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.4 mile 5.4 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 240' 73 m
Descent: -250' -76 m
High: 612' 186 m
Low: 495' 151 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Caitlin Todd

This quiet, forested loop offers nice views over Percy Lake.

Caitlin Todd

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views

Description

This is an easy trail that primarily follows along Percy Lake. It has some nice rocky climbs, but, overall, it is an easy trail. In the summertime, there is a part that is used as "party bay" where it gets noisy and it smells like public toilets, but otherwise it is one of the more scenic trails in the Nashville area.

At the start of the trail, look for the white trail markers of the Volunteer Trail, which is what the Day Loop Trail starts out as. Soon, the blazes transition to orange for the actual Day Loop Trail. Ample signage points you in the right direction.

The first half of the trail follows alongside Percy Priest Lake. It provides a near-constant breeze that is hard to find in the humid summer months. There are several places along the trail where you can take a little detour and gaze out across the lake. One such detour has you climbing on top of a large rock overlooking the lake – The view is absolutely gorgeous!

There are a few cautionary things to note about the trail itself. If it has rained recently, the rocks and tree roots underfoot will become very slick. In a few spots along the trail, this can spell trouble as the tread is nothing but rocks.

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Land Manager: Tennessee State Parks

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Jul 14, 2018
Tyler Johns
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Don't forget to enjoy the view over Percy Priest Lake.
Jul 4, 2017 near Rural Hill, TN

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