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


Pleasant ramble

   November, 2011 by libu

When I was skating this trail back in 2003 the vegetation was very low on the inland side which made for great viewing of birds and insects. There was a real feeling of being in an open space. Now the plants are way over my head and frankly I felt hemmed more

flat ride in Nashville

   July, 2010 by ajw

This is a flat, paved 5mi trail that runs along the Cumberland river. Nice outing with the family, or a leisurely day for you. Park at the Shelby Bottoms nature center at one end, or the 3 Rivers water park at the other, and take the new bridge over the more

Stones River

   May, 2010 by thomasblackman

The Shelby Bottoms Trail now continues with the Stones River Greeenway. Best trailhead is off the Two Rivers Parkway at the Wave Country pool. Complete trail is approximately 14 miles. I rode it over the qweekend and the trail is great. Kudos to Nashville more