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Hidden Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 52' 16 m
Descent: -5' -2 m
High: 573' 175 m
Low: 525' 160 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Amanda Crider

A short out-and-back trail in Harpeth River State Park to Hidden Lake.

Amanda Crider

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Regardless of extended daylight hours in the summer, the park closes at 7 p.m. CST and all cars still left in the lot will be ticketed and/or towed. No swimming is allowed in Hidden Lake, but fishing is permitted.

Runner Notes

The trail follows a river, so if there's been any rain whatsoever, prepare to get muddy.

Description

An easy .7 mile out-and-back trail in the Hidden Lake tract of Harpeth Valley State Park (1.4 miles total). The trailhead is clearly marked at the parking lot and begins by heading away from the Harpeth River into a marked path through tall grass. Unfortunately, there are some unmarked cut-throughs leading to the nearby Blue Bird Loop Trail, which can be confusing for a first-timer. The key is to stay to the left by the tree line and not take any route heading through the field. Upon reaching the wooded area, however, the trail is very clearly marked and easy to follow.

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Land Manager: Tennessee State Parks

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Gorgeous, winding portion of the trail northeast of the lake. I imagine this is VERY nice in the Spring.
Jul 5, 2017 near Pegram, TN
This is all that's left of the old marble dance floor at Hidden Lake.
Jul 5, 2017 near Pegram, TN
Enjoy this view of Hidden Lake from the "beach" at its southernmost tip.
Jul 5, 2017 near Pegram, TN
An impressive rock pillar stands along the loop.
Jul 5, 2017 near Pegram, TN
An appropriate Vonnegut quote marks a bench near one of the overlooks. This is a great spot for a lunch break!
Jul 5, 2017 near Pegram, TN
The shore of Hidden Lake.
Jun 14, 2017 near Pegram, TN

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