Walking Trails in Tennessee

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  • Alta Lake Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

    Alta Lake Greenway is one of many forming Nashville's system of greenways throughout the city. Nashville's greenways link neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, the downtown area, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other points of interest. The ...
  • Betsy Ligon Park & Walking Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Betsy Ligon Park and Walking Trail is the crown jewel of Erin, Tennessee, and its namesake will tell you that it has become a far greater community asset than ever expected. At the trail's opening in 1995, then Mayor Betsy Ligon was hopeful ...
  • Brian Brown Memorial Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Brian Brown Memorial Greenway—named for a local trail advocate whose untimely death while biking on a busy road emphasized the need for trails in the area—runs for a little more than a mile on the western edge of Martin. The trail courses ...
  • Brookmeade Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Brookmeade Greenway is one of many forming Nashville's system of greenways throughout the city. Nashville's greenways link neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, the downtown area, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other points of ...
  • Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

    State: TN
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Chattanooga Riverwalk, also known at the Tennessee Riverpark, will ultimately stretch 22 miles from downtown Chattanooga near the Tennessee Aquarium to the TVA Dam and out to Moccasin Bend National Park (additional loops included in the ...
  • Clarksville Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 4.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 4.6-mile Clarksville Greenway follows an abandoned rail bed on the outskirts of Clarksville north of town. The greenway meanders along a creek through a route canopied with large trees. The greenway will help establish a buffer along the ...
  • Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway weaves through the northern part of Cleveland, Tenn., from Willow Street to Mohawk Drive. The path follows Mouse Creek and includes three pedestrian bridges over the waterway. Future plans include extending ...
  • Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Whether you're after a picnic, a leisurely stroll or a brisk bike ride, the 6.5-mile Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail (a.k.a. Ashland City Rail-Trail) will enchant you as it meanders past lively streams and waterfalls, across misty wetlands ...
  • Cumberland River Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 7.58 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Cumberland River Greenway is one of many forming Nashville's system of greenways throughout the city. Nashville's greenways link neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, the downtown area, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other ...
  • Cumberland Riverwalk

    State: TN
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Cumberland Riverwalk follows the picturesque east bank of its namesake river for just shy of a mile in downtown Clarksville. It begins just west of the Two Rivers Mall Shopping Center and continues through a beautiful riverfront promenade. With ...
  • Erwin Linear Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Erwin Linear Trail (a.k.a. the Erwin Greenway) parallels I-26 along North Indian Creek and Nolichucky waterways for 4 miles. The trail is paved and mostly flat, coursing through the Cherokee National Forest northwest of Banner Hill. It ...
  • Guild-Hardy Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Guild-Hardy Trail is a beautiful excursion on southern Tennessee's Lookout Mountain, only a few minutes from Chattanooga and the state's border with Georgia. It follows the route of the former Chattanooga & Lookout Mountain Railway, completed ...
  • Harpeth River Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 5.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Harpeth River Greenway is one of many forming Nashville's system of greenways throughout the city. Nashville's greenways link neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, the downtown area, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other points ...
  • Holston River Greenway (Holston River Park)

    State: TN
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Holston River Greenway is one of many in Knoxville's greenway system scattered throughout the city. This 2-mile greenway is in Holston River Park and traverses through oak and beech forest, crossing an abandoned rail line and connecting ...
  • Kingsport Greenbelt

    State: TN
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Kingsport Greenbelt runs 8 miles along the Holston River and Reedy Creek through the city of Kingsport. It is touted as both a historic and fitness trail, passing by Civil War sites, historic homes, landmarks, and bridges and other sites ...
  • Knoxville City Greenways

    State: TN
    Length: 30 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The city of Knoxville has an extensive system of greenways and it's growing! The greenways follow natural water courses, traverse open spaces and parklands and link neighborhoods, shopping and business districts and recreation areas. The Holston ...
  • Maryville-Alcoa Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 9-mile Maryville-Alcoa Greenway connects Springbrook Park in Alcoa with the Bicentennial Greenbelt and Sandy Springs Park in Maryville. The greenway starts near the swimming pool in Alcoa's Springbrook Park, passes the schools, crosses Springbrook ...
  • Mill Creek Greenway (TN)

    State: TN
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Mill Creek Greenway is one of many forming Nashville's system of greenways throughout the city. Nashville's greenways link neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, the downtown area, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other points of ...
  • Mountain Goat Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The first phase of the Mountain Goat Trail runs for approximately 1.8 miles, connecting Sewanee with St. Andrews. There are plans to continue the Mountain Goat Trail another 14 miles, from Sewanee through Monteagle to Tracy City. The railroad ...
  • Murfreesboro's Stones River Greenway System

    State: TN
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Murfreesboro's Stones River Greenway System comprises 8.5 miles of linear park trails in the Stones River and Lytle Creek areas. The asphalt trails are 12 feet wide and are paved to allow walking, jogging, rollerblading and bicycling. The ...
  • Old Hickory Dam Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Old Hickory Dam Greenway is one of many forming Nashville's system of greenways throughout the city. Nashville's greenways link neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, the downtown area, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other points ...
  • Peeler Park Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Peeler Park Greenway is one of many forming Nashville's system of greenways throughout the city. Nashville's greenways link neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, the downtown area, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other points of ...
  • Richland Creek Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Richland Creek Greenway is one of many forming Nashville's system of greenways throughout the city. Nashville's greenways link neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, the downtown area, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other points ...
  • Riverbluff Walkway

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Riverbluff Walkway offers scenic views of the Mississippi River as it traverses the edge of downtown Memphis. The trail is built on top of the Chickasaw Bluff, which has been put to good use by the city—in addition to the Riverbluff Walkway, ...
  • Seven Mile Creek Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Seven Mile Creek Greenway is one of many forming Nashville's system of greenways throughout the city. Nashville's greenways link neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, the downtown area, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other points ...
  • Shelby Bottoms Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 6.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips

    Shelby Bottoms Greenway is one of many forming Nashville's system of greenways throughout the city. Nashville's greenways link neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, the downtown area, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other points ...
  • Shelby Farms Greenline

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Shelby Farms Greenline Trail runs for nearly 7 miles between Tillman Street in Binghampton (east of Midtown Memphis) and Farm Road in Shelby Farms. The greenline is built upon the bed of a former CSX Railroad line, which was abandoned in ...
  • South Carthage Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The South Carthage Rail Trail begins at the Smith County Agricultural Center and makes its way north toward downtown along Old Highway 53. It follows the former Carthage Branch of the Tennessee Central Railroad, built in 1888, and offers scenic ...
  • Springfield Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The scenic Springfield Greenway meanders along a lush tree-lined creek in northern Springfield, just a half hour north of Nashville. The pathway is paved, flat and smooth, making for easy walking or riding, and has only one street crossing. Parks ...
  • Stones River Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 9.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Stones River Greenway is one of many forming Nashville's system of greenways throughout the city. Nashville's greenways link neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, the downtown area, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other points of ...
  • Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail, a rails-with-trail project, will eventually run 19 miles alongside refurbished railroad tracks from Cookeville to Monterey. Several railroad crossings must first be upgraded along the proposed route ...
  • Tweetsie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Tweetsie Trail is a developing rail-trail project in eastern Tennessee, which will follow the former ET&WNC (“Tweetsie”) Railroad right-of-way between Johnson City and Elizabethton. The trail will have a compacted stone surface, a relatively ...
  • Upland Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although short, the Upland Trail in downtown Clarksville features three interesting bridges. The first, at its northern end, connects it to the Cumberland Riverwalk, a beautiful and lively waterfront promenade. Continuing south along Spring ...
  • V&E Greenline

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    It has been said that it takes a village to build a rail-trail. In the case of the 1.7-mile V&E Greenline, the village in question is the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood. Banding together in the mid-1990s to transform the abandoned railroad ...
  • Wes Davis Greenway (Bristol)

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wes Davis Greenway follows a portion of abandoned rail line that once ran from Bluff City, TN, to Mendota, VA. The greenway crosses Beaver Creek at two points. This linear park features the partially restored Pullman "Bristol" car, which ...
  • White House Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 3.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    White House Greenway is located in the city of the same name, which lies 25 miles north of Nashville, and touches two counties: Sumner and Robertson. The paved pathway begins in the central part of the city, curves around its eastern side, and ...
  • Whites Creek Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Whites Creek Greenway is one of many forming Nashville's system of greenways throughout the city. Nashville's greenways link neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, the downtown area, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other points of ...
  • Wolf River Greenway

    State: TN
    Length: 1.67 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wolf River Greenway runs for nearly 2 miles along the south side of the river through the Wolf River Nature Area. The trail provides access to picnic facilities, restrooms, and wildflower meadows along its paved corridor. You'll also find ...
  • Wolftever Creek Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Wolftever Creek Greenway is a sparkling gem in the city of Collegedale. Construction began in 1998, and as of 2011, more than 4 miles of greenway, part of which is along a railroad right-of-way, have been built. The greenway offers a ...