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The first phase of the Shelby Farms Greenline opened in 2010 and helped inspire a new culture of biking and walking in Memphis. About 200,000 people now use the Greenline each year. As of June 2016,...
The Wolf River Greenway runs for just over 5 miles along the south side of the Wolf River through the Wolf River Nature Area in the City of Germantown, a suburb of Memphis. The trail provides access...
This is a very nice and well planned out bike or hike trail. Lots of scenic benches off the path to rest/relax and enjoy the view. A few short bridges, each unique, that cross back and forth over parts of the river. Has a very comforting and cozy feel. Nature and Modern Conservation at its best.
We walked four miles on this trail. It's nicely shaded in most areas. There is a camera and voice that welcomes you at the end where the rest room is. We look forward to returning and walking a different direction.
Really enjoy this trail. Mostly flat once out of Shelby farms. Inside the farm expect several hills.. just finish Shelby farms make over the park is awesome
We ride this trail every time we visit our daughter at college. One can make this trail as long or short as one likes since it borders Shelby Farm Park which has other trails. We've found nice places to eat toward mid-town (favorite Cheffie's Cafe) and there's some places along North Germantown Pkwy on the other end. The new section is nice. Looking forward to riding The Big River Crossing over the Mississippi. It was opening the weekend after our last trip.
I drive from Kansas City, mo. to the Carolinas at least 3 times a year. I decided to take our bikes this year just to ride this trail. My husband thought I was crazy. it's 2 hours out if our way. it meant leaving kc early enough to ride from Tillman to Shelby farms and back before dark. I did my research, this trip is doable. The weather forecast leading up to our trip called for rain that entire week. I lived the next few days watching the weather channel. Monday morning at 4am we loaded up the bikes and headed for Memphis. We arrived to a beautiful, clear sky. The trail did not disappoint, it is gorgeous, well maintained. We saw many walkers, riders, all of them smiled at us. The trail has the right amount of shade trees for a hot day. Shelby Farms Greenline was also a great ride, we saw Bison, the lakes are nice. On the way back to our car it started to rain, we stopped under an overpass where we met a local rider who told us where to go for Memphis BBQ. Once back to our car we met a lady who rides the trail daily but walked today because of the rain. I can't rate this trail without rating the people we met. It was 5 star all around. We will definitely drive the 2 hours out of our way again.
This is a great trail. It has been extended. There is an entrance at Cameron Brown Park that goes underneath Wolf River Parkway and follows along the Wolf River. The new section is a lush green paved trail with lots of shade, park benches and wooden bridges. The addition extends the trail approx. 1.5 miles. When you start at Cameron Brown Park and connect to the Shelby Farms Greenline it is 16 miles of paved trails (32 miles round trip).
Yes, Memphis has a very nice green-line trail. I go from my house near downtown Memphis to connect with the Greenline at Tillman Street - then it's a very nice 6.5 mile ride out to Shelby farms. It's shady and pretty flat most of the way - really great for an early morning ride! I deducted one star only because you have to stop a couple of times for cross streets. Great trail!
I started running just to try and get in better shape but I love running on the greenline and now I run 6 days a week along this beautiful path
Everyone I pass is so friendly and it really inspired me to keep going. I just wish we had more indoor tracks in this city for days when it rains.
This is a continuation of my Wolf River Greenway ride; I started south of Walnut Grove at the Farm Rd. parking lot across from the Shelby Farms (SF) entrance. There is a lot of construction currently, but I rode northeast going up N. Pine Lake Dr. until I ran into a small parking lot with a single large tree and picnic table or where N. Pine loops back onto itself. This is the east trailhead of the Shelby Farms Greenline (SFG), this trial is very linear. Stay left at the first “Y” and the first thing that you run into is a herd of buffalo, this will blow your mind. Riding down the meadow you will leave SF via crossing Mullins Station Rd. to hit the old rail bed. Riding west, you will pass the penal farm and a couple of industrial sites then hit an awesome bottom area (has to be unbelievable in autumn) with a couple of tussles. I saw some mountain bike trails below, Wolf River Trails. Continuing, you will ride under the “fly over”; I40 & I240 interchange and follow Sam Cooper Blvd. Afterwards, there a bench where an old train spur meets the trail with art work, for me this is the most memorable sight on the trail, don’t know why. The first residential street that you cross will be Waring Rd. where there is an ice cold water station slightly to the left, THANKS taproute! You will have a pleasant, shaded ride crossing a couple of residential streets until Tillman St. the turnaround the point. While returning to the trailhead, you can ride a loop by the small lake and SF’s Visitor’s Center, a great place to lunch. My overall ride in Memphis on the WRG & SFG totaled 42 miles and was thoroughly enjoyable and will be repeated, Great Job Memphis!
What a great trail in the middle of Memphis/Shelby Co.! I parked my vehicle off the Shelby Farms (SF) entrance where S. Walnut Bend Rd “Ts” into Germantown Pkwy at the trailheads of the Wolf River Greenway (WRG) and the Blue & Yellow mountain bike trials. Great warmup section, uneventful & unshaded, while riding the perimeter of SF south of Walnut Grove Rd. Continue east on Smythe Farm Rd until you hit the Farm Rd. parking area. You will ride south through the fenced maintenance area to hit the WRG. The first landmark will be Wolf River Trail Bridge and you know from there that this is going to be a great ride. I kept right; you will ride with the river, with multiple shaded loops, steel bridges and pleasant elevation changes. Continue east at your leisure until you ride under the overpass that runs into Chick-Fil-A. The trail crosses their parking lot and yo-yos approx. 1/2 miles through a nice shaded lake area. I think there was a mountain bike trail off a siding, but it got to “harry” to ride. You can spend miles riding on new or reversing the loops back to Farm Rd parking. The WRG has multiple entry points and felt safe with friendly folks, restrooms and trail maps boards. I experienced 18 miles of great non-motorized, paved enjoyment; but that was not the end……….refer Shelby Farms Greenline.
Nice trail, enjoyed riding it. Only had a bit of trouble locating the trailhead at Shelby Farms. More signage to the Greenline would be helpful. Also wish it was longer but I guess that will come in time.
I prefer dirt trails to paved trails but this is my favorite paved trail. If you are worried about safety you can stay in the Germantown part of the trail, where you will often see security.
There are several large ponds/small lakes. 90% of the trail is in woods. More than half the trail is either along the Wolf river or next to a pond. There are plenty of benches for the weary. You can cross over the river on a footbridge near the Humphries parking lot and walk on the dirt trails north of the river. This same paved path that crosses the river also leads up into the north half of the Shelby farms park. Weekdays after work and weekend mornings you will see lots of people riding bikes, walking, running, and walking dogs, but it is never actually crowded.
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