Shelby Bottoms Greenway

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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 of interest.

The Shelby Bottoms Greenway is a multi-use trail that runs along the Cumberland River in East Hill section of Nashville. Numerous unpaved trails loop through the forest and open spaces throughout the Shelby Bottoms area. The main trail is 4.5 miles, one way, while additional spur trails increase the mileage to 6.4. The primitive trails add another 6 miles to the trail system within Shelby Bottoms.

The northern end of the Shelby Bottoms Greenway connects to the Stones River Greenway at the J. Percy Priest dam.

Parking and Trail Access

You can access the greenway at several places:
Main trailhead, 1900 Davidson Street
Forrest Green trailhead, 2032 Forrest Green Drive
Cooper Creek trailhead, 2544 McGinnis Drive
Neighborhood connectors at 995 Shadow Lane and 2692 Fortland Drive

For more information, contact:

Nashville Parks & Recreation
511 Oman Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203


Great ride!

   May, 2015 by chocoholic

We LOVE this trail. It's a paved loop. Flat, easy ride. Fairly populated. Bathrooms are located at Shelby park. You can even rent the red bikes at the trailhead. read more

Outstanding Urban Greenway

   June, 2014 by dtf37075

I love to ride my bicycle on the Shelby Bottoms Greenway. Entirely paved and with very little elevation change, the greenway is not particularly physically demanding, but very rewarding. It is indeed green, with a rural feel in the middle of a major city. I more

great trail- wonderful ride

   June, 2014 by bassoonlady1951

Although the map does not show it, there is also a trailhead at the Two Rivers Wave country. VERY nice bridge across the Cumberland. It also joins up with another trail that takes you all the way downtown Nashville. We went as far as the pedestrian bridge more