Greeneville, TN Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Devil's Fork Loop Trail

7 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Kingsport Greenbelt

10 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Mendota Trail

12.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Pennington Gap Greenway

1.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Point Lookout Trail

3.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Powell River Trail

1.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Gravel

Riverwalk Greenway (Pigeon Forge)

4 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete

Tweetsie Trail

10 mi
State: TN
Crushed Stone

Wilderness Road Trail

8.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Wilma Dykeman Greenway

2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Erwin Linear Trail

4.5 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

French Broad River Greenway

3.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Veterans Boulevard Greenway

4 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Gatlinburg Greenway

0.4 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Gatlinburg Trail (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

1.3 mi
State: TN
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Glenn's Creek Greenway

1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Reed Creek Trail

0.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Dirt

Wes Davis Greenway (Bristol)

0.5 mi
State: TN
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Cautionary Note: This trail is challenging, with multiple unimproved stream crossings that require visitors to wade through water and a 1,200-foot elevation change. There are also no facilities (such...
VA 7 mi Dirt
Overview The Kingsport Greenbelt runs 8 miles along the Holston River and Reedy Creek through the city of Kingsport. About the Route The Kingsport Greenbelt is touted as both a historic and...
TN 10 mi Asphalt
Overview The Mendota Trail stretches the entire length of the former Southern Railroad corridor between Bristol and Mendota. This 12.5-mile rail-trail became fully connected in September...
VA 12.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Opened in 2017, this asphalt trail follows the bends of the north fork of the Powell River from the River Bend Shopping Center in downtown Pennington Gap, to Leeman field. An arched bridge connects...
VA 1.2 mi Asphalt
Overview Located approximately 25 miles east of the vibrant city of Asheville, the Point Lookout Trail offers visitors the opportunity to be enveloped by nature as they travel through the dense...
NC 3.6 mi Asphalt
The Powell River Trail is a 2.4-mile out-and-back trail in Appalachia, southwestern Virginia. The trail sits on the former Louisville & Nashville Railroad bed, which was used to haul coal from...
VA 1.2 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Riverwalk Greenway is a beautiful multiuse trail in the resort town of Pigeon Forge in east Tennessee. While the town is better known for its tourist attractions (it's home to Dollyworld, a Dolly...
TN 4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Nestled into the recreational playground of northeastern Tennessee, a homespun pathway connects two charming towns in the Appalachian foothills. The Tweetsie Trail links Johnson City, home to East...
TN 10 mi Crushed Stone
History runs deep along the Wilderness Road Trail, which roughly follows a path carved by Daniel Boone in April 1775. The path later became a route on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad before...
VA 8.5 mi Crushed Stone
This is a 2-mile greenway located in the newly improved River Arts District on the east bank of the French Broad River. It was developed as part of the larger River Arts District Transportation...
NC 2 mi Asphalt
Overview The Erwin Linear Trail (a.k.a. the Erwin Greenway) parallels I-26 along North Indian Creek and Nolichucky waterways for 4.3 miles. The trail is paved and mostly flat, coursing through the...
TN 4.5 mi Asphalt
The French Broad River Greenway links three of Asheville's parks: Hominy Creek River Park, Carrier Park, and French Broad River Park. The trail follows the river, coursing through a wooded strip of...
NC 3.5 mi Asphalt
This dedicated off-street pathway runs parallel to Veterans Boulevard connecting Sevierville to Pigeon Forge. The trail heads south to Goldrush Road, across from the Dolllyworld Splash Country. It is...
TN 4 mi Asphalt
Overview The Gatlinburg Greenway is the city’s first and only greenway. Currently 0.4 miles long, it is already quite popular. It is fully paved and ADA compliant.  About the Route Currently,...
TN 0.4 mi Asphalt
Starting along River Rd in Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Trail travels 1.3 miles along the Little Pigeon River. This trail provides park visitors and Gatlinburg locals with a connection between the...
TN 1.3 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Glens Creek Greenway is a one-mile shared use trail in Asheville, North Carolina. It stretches between Weaver Park and Broadway St. Although short, the trail connects to destinations including Weaver...
NC 1 mi Asphalt
Reed Creek Greenway is a short but pleasant multiuse path that connects downtown Asheville to the University of North Carolina campus. The trail starts on Magnolia Avenue and parallels the creek and...
NC 0.7 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Wes Davis Greenway follows a portion of abandoned rail line that once ran from Bluff City, TN, to Mendota, VA. The greenway crosses Beaver Creek at two points. This linear park features the...
TN 0.5 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Mendota Trail

25 mile round trip

July, 2024 by dirtyspokesadventures

I would highly suggest unless you are an avid cyclist, to start on the Mendota side. From Mendota toward Bristol is about an 8 to 10 mile gradual climb. If you get the climb out of the way you can enjoy a very nice beautiful ride back into Mendota with a little effort. It’s a very scenic trail and shaded 90% of the time. I’ll ride a lot of rail trails, other than the steep climb, that which is a great workout, this trail is among the best.

Mendota Trail

rough 1st mile

July, 2024 by jadams9

We rode from Mendota to about mile marker 4 and back on July 4th. Thoroughly enjoyed the trail! Beautiful beginning from Mendota but the surface was rough for about the first mile. Better after that. Beautiful the whole way. I felt like I had stepped back in time. I wish I had worn my swimsuit to swim in the river. Nice swinging bridge at the beginning too. Highly recommend.

Wilderness Road Trail

One of our favorites

June, 2024 by c6nnhdk4bd

We road this trail with some friends today. Ages ranged from 47-71. It was a nice, cool, refreshing bike ride. Nice and straight with no hills. Favorite part was the old fort and the history we learned while there. One thing is that the map on this app is wrong as to where it begins and ends. We actually parked at the visitor center to the fort and road the trail because where the map shows it was not correct.

Accordion

French Broad River Greenway

Two seriously dangerous intersections on trail

June, 2024 by jkendall828

This trail is a good beginning to a great trail for the city of Asheville. I suggest you upgrade all intersections with cars, using the SC Swamp Rabbit Trail as an example. Bright green crosswalks, all traffic stops when bikes or walkers need to cross busy roads. Amboy Rd across from Citgo is very dangerous. Please address. Amboy Rd, Lyman St, Meadow Rd needs immediate attention!

Veterans Boulevard Greenway

Unpleasant

May, 2024 by tmassey1

The Veterans Boulevard greenway in Sevierville is no more than an extra large sidewalk…on the side of a busy highway. It’s very unpleasant to ride with lots of traffic whizzing by. There is also nowhere to park at the trailhead, so the best options put a rider having to navigate some busy intersections and impatient drivers. However, there is a connection to another trail at the intersection with Middle Creek Road and although it isn’t very long it is at least pleasant. Also, the cover image for this trail is incorrect. That bridge is nowhere to be seen on this trail.

Mendota Trail

Beautiful Area

May, 2024 by michael.cassity

Rode from Hiltons Va on the Hiltons Highway to the Mendota Trail, very scenic Valley, rolling hills with limited traffic. Highly recommend.

I rode about 5 miles (out and back) on the Mendota Trail. The trail was way too bumpy for a Trek hybrid with no shocks. Would recommend the Trail but you definitely need a bike with shocks.

Gatlinburg Greenway

Don't bother

April, 2024 by jme_cox

This is a 0.3 mile long, 8' wide asphalt paved offset 50' and parallel to a public road. To call this a "greenway" is a bit silly.

Mendota Trail

Trail is now complete

March, 2024 by hippykamp

Wonderful trail that still isn’t super crowded yet like the Virginia Creeper trail is. Nice trailhead in Bristol with plenty of parking. The Mendota trailhead is an open field so parking is not a problem. We like to ride from Mendota to Bristol to get the climbing over first. It is a drive to Mendota from the interstate but it is a pretty drive. Well worth the trip. You won’t regret it

Tweetsie Trail

Johnson City to Elizabethton is 5 stars!

March, 2024 by dh676x6zw2

But going through Elizabethton is noisy next to the main thoroughfare. The trail is well maintained over the full 10 miles. If you go and the Johnson City Trailhead lot is full, there is a second parking lot a 1/4 mile away on the other side of Legion Street.

Kingsport Greenbelt

Wet trail made it treacherous

March, 2024 by dh676x6zw2

I went to the trail after having rain and before the trail was dry. Unfortunately, some sections had been flooded and, although there was no standing water, the mud on the trail was slick making it dangerous. This was around mile marker 3. Also, there is a section on the Cleek Road extension that looks like drainage is an ongoing problem. Some parts make me nervous in the downtown area. It looks like there is a homeless problem with deterrents on the park benches. The trail has the potential to be very nice, but not until some issues are dealt with.

Mendota Trail

Run Walk Run

February, 2024 by dh676x6zw2

Went from Benhams to Mendota to Bristol, then back to Benhams. The section from Benhams to Mendota is my favorite. It is down the gorge with the stream right near the trail. The section from Benhams to Bristol is more populated with farms and houses. I didn’t have any problems with dogs. The trail was muddy in spots. The trail was pretty empty. There were four cyclists and one walker. It may have been the weather: sleet, light rain, and windy. I really enjoyed it and will go back.

Kingsport Greenbelt

Very pretty along creek & river

October, 2023 by wmtxby8b6h

Only got to do half the trail due to weather conditions, but what we saw was very scenic, wooded & well kept & clean.

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