Bowling Green, KY Hiking Trails and Maps

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Barren River Lake State Resort Park

2.5 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail

6 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Old Hickory Dam Greenway

0.9 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Springfield Greenway

3 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete

Town Creek Greenway

2.15 mi
State: TN
Concrete

White House Greenway

3.6 mi
State: TN
Asphalt
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Barren River Lake Trail makes a circuit around the golf course at the Barren River Lake State Resort Park. The paved trail is mostly flat with a few hills, passing through wooded meadows and stretches...
KY 2.5 mi Asphalt
At the northern end of the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail is the impressive Mammoth Cave. With 390 miles of passages, it's the world's longest cave, more than double the length of its closest...
KY 9 mi Gravel
The Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail in rural southwestern Kentucky connects the community of Central City, Muhlenberg County's largest city, to Powderly and Greenville to the south. As Kentucky's most...
KY 6 mi Asphalt
Old Hickory Dam 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,...
TN 0.9 mi Asphalt
The scenic Springfield Greenway meanders along a lush tree-lined creek in northern Springfield, just a half hour north of Nashville. The pathway is paved, flat and smooth, making for easy walking or...
TN 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Gallatin's Town Creek Greenway runs through downtown and connects to the Farmer's Market on one end and Triple Creek Park on the other. The paved trail accommodates both pedestrians and cyclists,...
TN 2.15 mi Concrete
White House Greenway is located in the city of the same name, which lies 25 miles north of Nashville, and touches two counties: Sumner and Robertson. The paved pathway begins in the central part of...
TN 3.6 mi Asphalt

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White House Greenway

Awesome Trail

April, 2022 by dpc1025

Great trail for walking your dog, jogging, and biking. 3.6 miles from one end to the other. It is not a loop so you will need to turn around and retrace your steps to get back to the trailhead you parked at. There are 5 trailheads along the route to choose from. There is creek water for your dog to grab a drink from but most of it is along the middle part of the trail. All asphalt with 2 challenging hills, one in each direction of the trail. We live in White House and walk our dog here several times a week.

Town Creek Greenway

great trail

March, 2022 by jpetho59

We rode bikes on this trail today. Started in Triple Creek Park but didn’t ride the entire trail. The trail is mostly concrete but some asphalt and is in good condition. They did a great job putting an underpass in so we didn’t have to cross the intersection of Broadway and Albert Gallatin. We’d ride this anytime we’re in the area. Triple Creek Park also has a great continuation of the trail.

Town Creek Greenway

Great trail

March, 2022 by jpetho59

Rode part of this trail from Triple Creek Park. Did not ride the entire trail, but it’s a great trail. Some asphalt and some concrete. All paved. A lot of bike path is in the park. Nice facilities for bathrooms. Nice underpass to avoid crossing major road at

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Springfield Greenway

beautiful peaceful easy ride !

October, 2021 by cheyenne.smith.lmt

My husband and I chose this greenway ( Springfield) to try yesterday in celebration of our wedding anniversary ¿¿¿¿. We are new to Trail Link and this is our second trail. It was perfect ! Weather gorgeous doesn’t hurt .¿Some adorable dogs with their people walking and a couple of other cyclists but not crowded at all. Will go back!

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

Could be a great trail, they need to re-pave about 2/3rds of the trail. Really bumpy with some of the ruts 2 to 3 + inches high. It has good shade and good uphill.

October, 2021 by jefflee1

Could be a great trail, they need to re-pave about 2/3rds of the trail. Really bumpy with some of the ruts 2 to 3 + inches high. It has good shade and good uphill.

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

bumpy

October, 2021 by jefflee1

The first 2/3 are down hill which is nice but as the previous person stated the trails are littered with tree ruts that have raised the pavement 2 to 3+ inches in some spots the rest of the trail is a nice little workout

Springfield Greenway

Awesome surprise!

May, 2021 by west.shannon2289

It was a bit of a drive from Nashville but well worth it! The wife and I try to do a different Greenway every weekend and this one was well worth the drive. Tons of country views as well as bits of history along the way. To our surprise there was a farmers market going on half way back to our car. Great people and great “Love adventure” as we like to call them! 100% going back to this one!

Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail

Start at the southern point!

April, 2021 by bruchko12

This was a fun and challenging trail. If you want to begin with the more difficult ride, Park on Zion Cemetery Road and bike/hike north to the Mammoth Caves Visitor Center. This also gives you a great place to use the restroom and fill your water bottle. Get ready to walk your bike in 2-3 areas due to the steep incline. On the way there, we climbed just over 500’ total. The ride back was only 300’.

White House Greenway

great greenway!

December, 2020 by v3z6qfa869

Great greenway with spots to park at various sections along the way. There’s a park across the street from the main entrance with lots to do. Some big hills that will get you breathing on each end if the trail. And if you start at one end and take it all the way, it’s an easy flat ride/walk with sidewalks the whole way back to where you started. You will have to cross the street a few times to go all the way around

Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail

Kind of rough

September, 2020 by strakusek01

This is a challenging 18 mile round trip ride. At the Park City end, trail maintenance is non-existent. Loose dangerous gravel, (where there is gravel), and narrow. This trail is not good for youngsters or very novice riders.

Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail

Nice ride, well kept up trail, but greenville start point is not where trail map shows, it is on the right fork, not greener dr

August, 2020 by hilgartner

Nice ride, well kept up trail, but greenville start point is not where trail map shows, it is on the right fork, not greener dr

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

great trail, with a few concerns

July, 2020 by revchk

First off, this is an awesome trail. It is completely paved and is shaded for roughly about 2/3 of the whole 2.5 mile loop. Incredible scenery, loved the bridges over the creek, and it was full of spectacular nature, plus it was challenging from the rolling and steep inclines and descents within. It was also nice that there was a playground and restrooms with close parking to the trail head. Plus, one might think it’s not long enough, but trust me- it was a workout! However, there are a few concerns one needs to be mindful of. Much of the trail is cracked or buckled from tree roots growing under the pavement which made for a VERY rough ride on some parts. Also mud,debris, and other hazards like fallen tree limbs will likely be encountered, so pay attention. You will want to use a mountain bike or at least a bike with thicker wheels. On the day we were there, I was pulling a toddler trailer with my youngest son in the back. He giggled at first because of the “bumps” but started to not like them eventually. Make sure if you are pulling a trailer that you have descent ground clearance, and no other items except maybe a water bottle because your children will be “bounced” a lot. Plus, you will want hand breaks and the ability to shift gears...some of the hills are very steep and to maintain control you will likely have to “ride the brake” and shift gears frequently. My wife and oldest son ride bikes that are traditional pedal brake bikes which made the trail less fun for them on a few of the slopes and those occasional sharp turns. But they both enjoyed the trail, and just adapted. There was also a section of this trail that was “slanted” or leaning toward a cliff edge. This made me a little nervous as a parent with the trailer and also having my other young child riding his bike there as well because the trail is narrow. But we didn’t have any issues. Also, a significant portion of this trail runs through a golf course. There are “cart crossings”....and greens that are adjacent or connect to the trail....be mindful of this possible hazard if the golf course is busy. At one point a cart was parked next to the bike trial and they were searching for a ball. Minor thing, but with the turns and blind spots, had I been riding fast, there might have been an accident. And of course, having my family with me, made me perhaps a little anxious about the potential reality of someone getting hit by a golf ball. In short, it was a great trail, but it rode more like a mountain bike path than a paved trail. It is family friendly but not family “easy.” So use caution with the above mentioned concerns. Would I take my family there again, sure.....like I said....awesome trail...just be aware of the unique conditions so it is an enjoyable experience for all. FYI....we rode the whole trail twice that day....had a picnic between..... With an additional ride back down to the creek because my oldest son wanted to and my youngest fell asleep in the trailer and napped on the way....even with the bumps...so they can be navigated and not be too cumbersome. In short, pay attention and enjoy this little gem of bike trail at Barren River State park.

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