Crossville Trails and Maps

Looking for the best trails around Crossville?

Find the top rated trails in Crossville, whether you're looking an easy walking path or a long bike trail, you'll find what you're looking for. Click on a trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

  • Relevance
  • Name
  • Length
Activities
Length
Surfaces
Type
3 Results
Activities
Length
Surfaces
Type

Eureka Trail

4.6 mi
State: TN
Gravel

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

4.73 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Eureka Trail begins in the southeast Tennessee city of Athens, about midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville (about an hour's drive from either). Gardens, benches, and other amenities can be found ...
TN 4.6 mi Gravel
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 ...
TN 2 mi Asphalt
The Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail, a rails-with-trail project, is envisioned to run 19 miles alongside refurbished railroad tracks from Cookeville to Monterey, Tennessee.  As of Oct. 2016, a 4.23-mile ...
TN 4.73 mi Asphalt, Concrete

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 30,000 of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favourite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Trails by activity

Holston River Greenway (Holston River Park)

TN - 2 miles

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 ...

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

TN - 4.73 miles

The Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail, a rails-with-trail project, is envisioned to run 19 miles alongside refurbished railroad tracks from Cookeville to Monterey, Tennessee.  As of Oct. 2016, a 4.23-mile ...

Eureka Trail

TN - 4.6 miles

The Eureka Trail begins in the southeast Tennessee city of Athens, about midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville (about an hour's drive from either). Gardens, benches, and other amenities can be found ...

Holston River Greenway (Holston River Park)

TN - 2 miles

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 ...

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

TN - 4.73 miles

The Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail, a rails-with-trail project, is envisioned to run 19 miles alongside refurbished railroad tracks from Cookeville to Monterey, Tennessee.  As of Oct. 2016, a 4.23-mile ...

Eureka Trail

TN - 4.6 miles

The Eureka Trail begins in the southeast Tennessee city of Athens, about midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville (about an hour's drive from either). Gardens, benches, and other amenities can be found ...

Holston River Greenway (Holston River Park)

TN - 2 miles

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 ...

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

TN - 4.73 miles

The Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail, a rails-with-trail project, is envisioned to run 19 miles alongside refurbished railroad tracks from Cookeville to Monterey, Tennessee.  As of Oct. 2016, a 4.23-mile ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Eureka Trail

SURFACE

May, 2017 by rcheeze

I noticed that about 10 weeks ago (05-10-2017) some type of grader was run along the surface. It dislodged all of the larger rocks that had been tamped down into the bed of the track. It is now very rough and unpleasant to ride. Leave it alone!!!

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

A Great resource for area residents.

November, 2016 by david.laferney

This review pertains to the 4.5 mile Cookeville to Algood section of the trail.

My wife and I have biked this trail several times since before it even opened, and I love that we now have this local option - and in many ways, this is really a pretty good trail. But, there are real usability issues with it - thus only 3 stars.

First the good...

Quite gentle grades make this trail accessible to riders of all levels.

The newly paved surfaces and upgraded wide sidewalks are a joy to ride on.

Access is great - ample, safe parking at the depot, cinderella park, and Algood community center plus several minor access points mean that many area residents can get on the trail with little or no driving or parking issues.

REAL bathrooms and water are available at the Depot and at Cinderella park. Some great trails are somewhat lacking in this department - Shelby park greenway in Nashville for example.

The Cookeville end of the trail passes through some of the more interesting parts of town and is my favorite section.

Cinderella Park is just about halfway between the two ends of the trail - so parking there gives you the option of doing one half at a time - a good option if you are not in great shape, or if the temps are not ideal.

The Cinderalla park trail head is a good place for a group picnic - with a nice basketball court, playground, grills, and a covered picnic shelter - to start or end a ride.

However - the not so good...

First and foremost the street crossing at North Washington is not at all kid-friendly. Not very adult-friendly either. If there is a lot of traffic it can be pretty intimidating for many riders. Something else really needs to be worked out.

There are several other street crossings - most of which - other than Fisk rd - are very low traffic side streets and really not a problem. But again kids need to be well supervised. None of the other crossings are nearly as troubling as N. Washington.

I really enjoy this trail and its convenient location - but the truth is, that much of the scenery isn't very scenic. The old downtown district with the depot, historical buildings, and farmer's market and the cruise along the edge of the TTU campus is very nice, but other parts of the trail are pretty much the back end of steel commercial buildings. It's not a great negative, not trashy or unsafe - just not attractive scenery.

Three out of five stars sounds worse than I want it to - I really like this trail being very close to my home. But if you have ever ridden on the Chattanooga river park trail or the Nashville Shelby park trail, or the Virginia Creeper trail you will understand why this isn't really a 4-5 star experience. Maybe someday it will be. Fingers crossed.

Eureka Trail

Loose unaccompanied Dogs are a nuisance and danger to people and pets

October, 2016 by whbump

During frequent trail walks I've encountered agressive Dogs on this trail around the intersection of the Route 439 (Fairview Rd) intersection with the trail. Dogs chase bicycles and other "leashed" animals. The dogs always appear to be in the same location so I suspect they belong to residents who live nearby. If this situation continues to go unchecked I suspect trail users will begin to avoid the trail or begin protect themselves and their pets.

Trail Managers need to resolve this problem as quickly as possible to avoid a potential incident that is just waiting to happen.

Accordion

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

Fun to See Nature by Bicycle or Walking!

October, 2016 by dianeglasgow1

The ribbon cutting on October 18, 2016 officially opened our attractive Rail Trail! Come enjoy it if you haven't yet! When I rode it recently after a rainstorm, I saw a turtle crossing the trail near Algood in the late afternoon. Maybe we need a turtle crossing sign! I also saw a hawk fly overhead into the woods on the north side of the trail east of Fisk Rd. Pretty wildflowers and juniper bushes make it scenic. Come bike or walk! You'll have fun!
Thank you Rail Trail Authority for 11 years of cooperation and persistence! Thank you Cookeville, Algood, TDOT, Bill Drunsic of the railroad right of way, the state of Tennessee, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Michael Detwiler -- Rep. Diane Black's district manager, and donors for your support! We appreciate your efforts to help our communities keep active and get in shape year round! Happy trails to you!
Warmly, Diane Glasgow

Eureka Trail

Eureka Trail is GREAT

September, 2016 by ksimmons63

The Eureka Trail is lovely. I have walked and biked the entire trail which is mostly shaded. Great for all ages of walkers and riders (bikers and horseback!). I'm looking forward to the next phase of the trail being completed!

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

Excellent multiuse trail

September, 2016 by kelly.mcalvany

The Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail had its grand opening this past weekend (Sept 15th) and I had the pleasure of a round trip bike ride from Algood to downtown Cookeville and back. What a wonderful resource to have available in our community! Several individuals and families were enjoying leisurely walks and I passed a few other cyclists during my trip. The route is a smooth ride on the paved Rails-with-Trails route with a few sharp turns and occasional street and/or rail crossing. It is a very safe trail with all intersections clearly marked for both trail user and drivers. Elevation changes are gradual making this trail accessible for all ages and abilities. Future projects could consider garbage cans and bike racks. Also, be on the lookout for some fabulous art installations along the trail from Cookeville's own Brad Sells and ART (Art Round Tennessee)!

I plan to use this trail for my daily bike commute from home to work. I encourage everyone to experience this lovely addition to middle Tennessee.

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

Almost Ready!

August, 2016 by yellowtrike

As a full-time bike user who travels between Algood and Cookeville frequently (often more than once per day), I am excited about this path! I have tried to stay off of it until its official opening to the public, but I have heard from so many local walkers and runners that have been on it. This is a single-lane, paved path that follows a LIVE--but infrequently used--railroad track. It is very smooth and easy, but does not offer a tremendous amount of shade.

This morning I used the section between Algood Park and Washington. There is some standing water and one section (about 50 feet) that needs to be paved. That section is easily bi-passed on a quiet parallel road. Two notes of caution: (1) the posts to mark road crossings are not in place yet (as of Aug 16) and (2) there are some sharp turns to cross the tracks so check your speed if you are on a bike. There aren't very many pretty views or photo spots along the trail yet, but give them time to open before judging the landscaping. The path does cross roads more frequently than I am used to from other Greenways (Nashville, Murfreesboro, etc). That is good for commuters like me to jump into traffic, but less good for family use. The path connects to a little playground (I don't know the name) with restroom access.

This path will change my life. My hope is that it will be well used by everyone in the community. This morning I saw 6 bicyclists (one with a trailer carrying two kiddos), 2 walkers, and 1 runner using the trail. I also saw two small crews working today (on fencing and landscaping) and thanked them for their efforts.

May I make a few suggestions? (1) bike racks at each entrance/park (2) a fenced dog park (3) a memorial or sponsored bench every 1/2 mile and (4) animal-proof garbage cans at entrance points (so the city can remove garbage easily).

I beat the train today, but heard warning whistles during my errands. I will report back when the trail is complete and I have used it while a train passed.

I'm sure all the cars on 10th Street are glad to have me off the road! THANK YOU COOKEVILLE, ALGOOD, AND TN!!! Well done!

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

Walking the Trail Already!

August, 2016 by gabbyrescueguru

This is August of 2016, and my name is Gabby Lewis.

We are a group of Christian ladies and friends, and we are THRILLED at the possibilities this trail has offered us for our daily walks!

We have rode on our bikes, and just feel so BLESSED to have this wonderful trail in Cookeville!

Eureka Trail

Eureka!

May, 2016 by rgilbert_tl

On May 10, 2016 a friend and I hiked this beautiful relatively flat trail starting at its current Englewood trail head off of Highway 39 and continuing for its full length to the transformed lumber yard in Athens that now serves as the Athens trail head. Our hike took less than 2 hours. The trail is breathtakingly verdant as it cuts through majestic woodlands and rolling farmlands, and crosses over a clear creek. The base is hard packed, and is a perfect wide trail for mountain bikers and hikers of all ages. This new Rails to Trails project is a huge quality of life gem for the Englewood & Athens communities and will surely become a go to destination for outdoor lovers in the region and beyond.

Eureka Trail

Eureka Trail February

March, 2016 by rtboughner

We biked this trail before the road graders smoothed the surface. It is gravel and has not compacted in some areas. Wide tires are best, but my narrow tires managed. The trail construction currently ends before reaching Englewood. This is going to be a very nice local trail for walking or biking, especially in the evening after work. Rural and quiet and level.

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

I can't wait

September, 2013 by wiperwill

Looking forward to it! My great-grandfather worked for the TCRY for 55 years. It would be a privileged to bike this trail! What is the status of this project?

Find Nearby City trails

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews
OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!
OR