Start from the Jones Mill Trailhead on Barnett Road and begin hiking clockwise on the Main Moop—keep an eye out for patches of reindeer moss on the side of trail. One mile in, you'll start the counter-clockwise loop to Bald Knob (an overlook of Percy Price Lake where you may hear or see common loons—and where bald eagles have been spotted in the past). Descend from Baldy Knob and head west through the cedars, making an optional shoreline detour on the return loop before the trailhead.
Note: This is a popular mountain bike area so keep your eyes and ears sharp for trail traffic. The trail is less-trafficked during winter months when muddy conditions keep many bikers at bay.
-Mapped by Kelly Stewart, Nashville Hiking Meetup
Trailhead: I-40 E to exit 226A to TN 171 S/S. Mount Juliet Rd. In 4.2 miles, bear left on S. Mount Juliet Rd./TN-171. In 1.1 miles, left onto Couchville Pike. In 2 miles, right onto Barnett Rd. Continue 0.5 mile to trailhead parking lot.