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


Gem of a trail

   November, 2016 by david.laferney

It's a great park-trail experience with no substantial hills except (optionally) if you cross the pedestrian bridge over the Cumberland river. The trails and the parking area have a very safe feel to them. Bring your own water! My Wife, 11-year-old more


   November, 2016 by duschw

Poorly designed. read more

TN 2 Step, 2nd Move

   August, 2016 by koldtoess

Having partially rode the Shelby Bottoms Greenway (SBG) during the Tour de Nash, I was excited about ridding it thoroughly after starting on the Stones River Greenway. Upon crossing the Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, I rode the upper loop through more