Shelbyville, TN Birding Trails and Maps

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440 Greenway

1 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Alta Lake Greenway

0.7 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Cumberland River Greenway

7.58 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Harpeth River Greenway

5.75 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Mill Creek Greenway (TN)

3 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Mountain Goat Trail

7.5 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Richard Martin Trail

10.2 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Richland Creek Greenway

5 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Seven Mile Creek Greenway

0.5 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Shelby Bottoms Greenway

6.4 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips

Stones River Greenway

9.8 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Trojan Trail

3 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The first phase of the 440 Greenway is 1.25 miles of paved trail linking two parks and providing a safe connection to neighborhoods previously divided by I-440 and I-40. The trail parallels I-440...
TN 1 mi Asphalt
Alta Lake 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, recreation...
TN 0.7 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
The Cumberland River 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 7.58 mi Asphalt
Harpeth River 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 5.75 mi Asphalt
Mill Creek 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 3 mi Asphalt
Two segments of the Mountain Goat Trail are complete. The first links Sewanee and Monteagle in Franklin County with a paved pathway stretching nearly five miles. The route parallels busy Highway 41,...
TN 7.5 mi Asphalt
The Murfreesboro's Stones River Greenway System comprises 8.5 miles of linear park trails in the Stones River and Lytle Creek areas. The asphalt trails are 12 feet wide and are paved to allow walking,...
TN 8.5 mi Asphalt
The Richard Martin Trail (a.k.a., Limestone Rail-Trail) is best accessed mid-route from a trailhead in the town of Elkmont, where you'll find parking, good signage, a historic depot (used for...
AL 10.2 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Richland Creek 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 5 mi Asphalt
Seven Mile Creek 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 0.5 mi Asphalt
Shelby Bottoms 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 6.4 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips
Stones River 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 9.8 mi Asphalt
Until the Trojan Trail was built, there weren’t that many safe or pleasant options for a jog in Hazel Green, Alabama. While the nearby big cities of Huntsville and Madison had their greenways, Hazel...
AL 3 mi Crushed Stone

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Harpeth River Greenway

Beautiful Trail

September, 2020 by l.jiroch

Versatile landscapes, a level trail, along the Harpeth River and beyond into Edwin Warner Park. It won’t disappoint!

Shelby Bottoms Greenway

Fantastic ride in Nashville - great for all levels

September, 2020 by wduffee

This greenway is a lovely set of loops and straights, with the bonus of the Cornelia Fort Airpark!

Lots of access points so you can have your pick of riding distance and scenery.

As with many Greenways in the area, it can be very crowded so please be polite and give space to those on foot, calling out ahead of time when you are on your bike!

Stones River Greenway

Favorite ride in Nashville

September, 2020 by wduffee

Starting off from the dam and going to the Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge is a very pleasant ride. Makes for a great out and back!

Mostly shaded with some beautiful bridges, fields and open spaces. The climb between the Waterworks and McGavock is challenging for new riders but rewarding. Lots of segments to split up the ride if you are limited on time.

Water and restrooms working and plentiful at the dam terminus.

Taking away one star because of the current outage near the Polo Park apartments requiring passing through the apartment complex and then riding surface roads to the trailhead by Kohl's.

It can be very crowded near the terminuses and trailheads so please use caution and call out if you are riding.

Accordion

Murfreesboro's Stones River Greenway System

In-line skating the trails

September, 2020 by rmaron

These trails have a LOT going for them, but strictly for skating I give them only 3 stars.

The asphalt is in good shape in terms of not having very many root cracks, but roughly half of it was paved using course aggregate. There is a lot of vibration of the wheels going over it. Not smooth pavement that is a pleasure to skate on.

The trail is well shaded, and that keeps it cool. But it also delays evaporation of water off the pavement. The day I skated it (in late afternoon) there were many wet/damp spots. These were very slippery.

440 Greenway

late summer walk

September, 2020 by carly.bhave

Very flat, all paved. One dangerous spot is crossing the 440 off-ramp because the cars are flying off that part of the ramp. Great walk leads eight up to the centennial dog park.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway

beautiful trail along the river

August, 2020 by rogscouse

The trail is a flat trail following the Cumberland river. Great little path up to the Bridge over the river leading to a more strenuous Stones river trail. Connected to this trail is a disused airport which allows you to get some speed training in.

Stones River Greenway

beautiful trail

August, 2020 by rogscouse

Shaded and off road this beautiful trail runs along the Stones river. It’s a bit hilly in places but worth the effort. Connects to the Shelby bottoms trail which is less challenging but worthwhile

Stones River Greenway

headed back soon

July, 2020 by danielfarmer

i started at percy priest dam. very nice paved greenway. there is a bridge out (june 2020) a few miles in, from the dam side. there are a few options for going around it, but nothing all that orthodox. i accessed an apartment complex, then rejoined the greenway at a little ball park. not a huge detour. later, i took wrong turn near the old ravenwood golf course, but if you don't see a sign, just hug the river and that will get you through. otherwise i'd say the signage is good. i'm headed back soon to continue on to shelby bottoms and make a bigger ride out of it.

Richland Creek Greenway

Great varied trail

June, 2020 by janelleslawson

Love that it’s a loop and has such scenic variety. Great 3 mile distance.

Stones River Greenway

A favorite in Nashville!

June, 2020 by janelleslawson

Easy parking and multiple trail heads - near Kohl’s and the YMCA in Hermitage. A lot of shade and some incline variability.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway

Beautiful bridge connected to great flat path

June, 2020 by janelleslawson

Easy parking at wave country, follow left down the hill (opposite way extends further), beautiful bridge that leads you to a long path that connects to East Nashville park.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway

Love to bike Nashville!

May, 2020 by jjtilly3179

We are from Iowa and love to vacation in Nashville. We stay out by the Opryland Hotel and ride to the trail and connect at Two Rivers Park by the school. We can ride clear to downtown. So much fun and better than fighting the traffic, especially during CMA Fest! We have rode in the beautiful countryside on the backroads where there is little traffic. So beautiful and scenic!!

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