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Eureka Trail

4.6 mi
State: TN
Gravel

Knoxville City Greenways

30 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

0.5 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
From Kentucky Rails to Trails Council website: The majority of the trail system will be located on the old Cincinnati Southern rail bed with approximately 3 miles of new trail construction to bypass ...
KY 6 mi
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 city of Knoxville has an extensive and growing system of greenways, including the Holston River Greeway. The greenways follow natural water courses, traverse open spaces and parklands, and link neighborhoods ...
TN 30 mi Asphalt
The Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail, a rails-with-trail project, will eventually run 19 miles alongside refurbished railroad tracks from Cookeville to Monterey. Currently, a short half-mile section ...
TN 0.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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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 ...

Knoxville City Greenways

TN - 30 miles

The city of Knoxville has an extensive and growing system of greenways, including the Holston River Greeway. The greenways follow natural water courses, traverse open spaces and parklands, and link neighborhoods ...

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

TN - 0.5 miles

The Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail, a rails-with-trail project, will eventually run 19 miles alongside refurbished railroad tracks from Cookeville to Monterey. Currently, a short half-mile section ...

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 ...

Knoxville City Greenways

TN - 30 miles

The city of Knoxville has an extensive and growing system of greenways, including the Holston River Greeway. The greenways follow natural water courses, traverse open spaces and parklands, and link neighborhoods ...

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

TN - 0.5 miles

The Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail, a rails-with-trail project, will eventually run 19 miles alongside refurbished railroad tracks from Cookeville to Monterey. Currently, a short half-mile section ...

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Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

TN - 0.5 miles

The Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail, a rails-with-trail project, will eventually run 19 miles alongside refurbished railroad tracks from Cookeville to Monterey. Currently, a short half-mile section ...

Cathy Crockett Memorial Trail Extension

KY - 6 miles

From Kentucky Rails to Trails Council website: The majority of the trail system will be located on the old Cincinnati Southern rail bed with approximately 3 miles of new trail construction to bypass ...

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 ...

Knoxville City Greenways

TN - 30 miles

The city of Knoxville has an extensive and growing system of greenways, including the Holston River Greeway. The greenways follow natural water courses, traverse open spaces and parklands, and link neighborhoods ...

Accordion

Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail

TN - 0.5 miles

The Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail, a rails-with-trail project, will eventually run 19 miles alongside refurbished railroad tracks from Cookeville to Monterey. Currently, a short half-mile section ...

Recent Trail Reviews

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.

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

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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.

Knoxville City Greenways

Neyland Drive Third Creek Greenway from Tyson Park

April, 2016 by climb4

My wife and I ride this frequently, usually in the evening well into the night. The trail follows 3rd creek and is hard to tell you're in the middle of the city. From Tyson to Bearden is just slightly uphill but once in Bearden lots of places to refresh, Bearden Beer Market, Hard Knox Pizza, and many other places for food and beverage. We usually turn around from here and make the ride to Calhoun's for more food and beverages. The trail through Tyson Park is OK, never had any problems or seen any scary people even after dark. The ride past the water treatment plant is a none issue. We have never smelled any funk while riding past and is kind of interesting to see up close. Nice to have such a great, safe place to ride year around.

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.

Knoxville City Greenways

Neyland Drive Third Creek Greenway

September, 2015 by tnharvey

This is not a bad trail but because I am a native I can pick my way through. A couple of weeks ago when we had low humidity a couple came over from North Carolina to ride. Showing them around I realized how poorly this trail (G) is marked. It crosses Neyland several times in the first couple of miles but it is not marked. And as others reviewers have mentioned there are some questionable people hanging around so both male and female riders should be alert. Personally I have not had any problems but I avoid them and don't take chances. I use the restrooms that you can take your bike in with you.Getting through the construction by the utility company just got worse this week. Again there are signs saying detour but I never found the detours but did see a rider getting in the street to get to Third Creek. But that is a real dangerous stretch there near Concord street. Even after I gave up went home and looked online with my laptop I didn't see access to the "detours".

It is a very scenic ride. The water treatment plant is not a problem for me - you are not near it long and it doesn't smell like it did when we were kids. The wooden bridges (on the trail) can be very dangerous when they are wet and leafy but just slow your roll.

Four stars when they get the construction blockage worked out but until then very frustrating. Stay away on UT events especially football.

Knoxville City Greenways

Not so nice

May, 2015 by explodie

This ranks as one of the ugliess trails I have ever been on. If you like smelly sewer plants, trashed out and polluted creeks and plenty of goose crap, this is the trail for you. The section through Tyson park is full of sketchy folks to top it all off. A women was stabbed to death on a section of this trail near Bearden a couple of weeks ago.

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