There are two loops, the "lakeside" loop, which is approximately 3 miles long, with twists, turns, rocks, roots, and a few hills....and a longer, bit more intermediate/advanced 6.5 mile loop. Both trails are quite hilly, with plenty of layered rocks, roots to ride over, and a few trees to cross.
Hamilton Creek is considered one of the more "technical" trails here in Nashville. The longer trail is basically just more of what the shorter is, with a one longer climb, and a long downhill section with large rocks, roots, trees, etc...great for honing technical skills. The trail is closed when wet.
From the Hickory Hollow Mall area, travel east on Bell Road past Anderson Road and Smith Springs. You'll take a right at the small BMX park sign. Then take the first right which leads to the parking area. The trail entrance is at the far right side of the lot. It may be best to park nearer to the parking lot entrance simply for a higher level of vehicle security.
Hamilton Creek Trail Conditions