Bryant Grove Trail 8-Mile Hike'n'Swi­m - Long Hunter State Park

HIKE STATS:
Meeting Time: 8:30 AM
Meeting Place: Bryant Grove trailhead in Area 2/Couchville Lake parking lot
Hike Distance: 8 miles
Estimated Event Time: 5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Hike Leader: Long Hunter Seasonal Ranger Nia Davis

This beautiful, meandering path is one of Long Hunter State Park's lesser known trails. The Bryant Grove Trail winds along the shoreline of Percy Priest Lake and features scenic lake views, summer wildflowers, shorebirds, cedar glade habitat, a rustic wooden bridge crossing Bryant Grove Creek, and plenty of wildlife.

This four-mile, one-way trail is perfect for a day trip. We’ll start at the Bryant Grove trailhead in Area 2 to the left of playground. We’ll arrive at Bryant Grove Recreation Area in about two hours. This area features a sandy beach, so feel free to bring your bathing suit and snacks. We’ll then walk the four miles back to our cars at the Couchville Lake area.

Pets are not allowed in this area of the park. Kids are welcome, but please make sure they can handle an eight-mile hike. Don't forget water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sturdy shoes.

Directions to Bryant Grove Trailhead:

Enter Long Hunter State Park at the main park entrance (2910 Hobson Pike) and then take the first left (which is Area 2) and proceed to the parking lot beside Couchville Lake.  The Bryant Grove trailhead is in the corner of the parking lot  to the left of the playground.

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  • Stephanie R.

    Great job, Michael. Your photos are beautiful!!!!

    1 · August 30

  • Tom T.

    Just wondering if we burned enough calories on our 8 mile hike to make a Hardee's Fried Bologna & Velveeta biscuit a calorie neutral morning. Not that I really want it but I feel like I need to eat it as as a way to embrace the nostalgia of my youth.

    2 · August 30

    • Michael M.

      Absolutely, plus nostalgia food has no calories.

      1 · August 30

    • Theresa H.

      I totally agree! We earned it!

      1 · August 30

  • Tom T.

    Good way to start off holiday. Very nice folks.

    August 30

  • Tom T.

    Good way to start off holiday. Very nice folks.

    August 30

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