Cedars of Lebanon

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Just 45-minutes outside of Nashville, you can find one of more unique hardwood forests of central Tennessee, at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

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Bill Bailey

Destination Distance From Downtown

27.9 miles


2 of 5 diamonds


Time To Complete

2 hours to a weekend


All Seasons

Dog Friendly

Yes, leashed

Fees Permits


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With 117 campsites, a swimming pool, disc golf, and 8 miles of hiking trails, Cedars of Lebanon State Park, located only 45 minutes east of downtown Nashville, is a wonderful state park to visit for a family weekend camping trip, or for a solid trail run or hike. The park is a bit different than most of the hardwood forests of central Tennessee, as it is home to cedar glade habitats, which are characteristic of the Eastern Basin. There are numerous trails, but my favorite is the 5-mile (8 km) Hidden Springs Trail, which starts near the picnic area, loops through a variety of terrain, characteristic of the park, including a large limestone sink, streambed, several dense cedar glades, and a stand of mixed red cedar and oak-hickory forest. There are 18 known caves in the park, including Jackson Cave, whose entrance is over 30 feet high.

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Cedars of Lebanon

328 Cedar Forest Rd
Lebanon, TN, 37090
36.038262, -86.31232

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