Cumberland River Greenway

Tennessee

Cumberland River Greenway Facts

States: Tennessee
Counties: Davidson
Length: 7.58 miles
Trail end points: Ted Rhodes Park (Freelands Station Rd.) and LP Field (Russell St. & Titans Way)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6438721
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Cumberland River Greenway Description

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, recreation areas, open spaces and other points of interest.

The Cumberland River Greenway is a multi-use trail that follows the winding course of the Cumberland River through downtown Nashville. Most of the trail lies on the west/south bank of the river, but it does cross over the Shelby Street Bridge and continues to LP Field. This part of the trail is known locally as the East Bank Greenway.

The trail runs from Ted Rhodes Park to Metro Riverfront Park and LP Field, providing wonderful views of the river and access to Morgan Park and Bicentennial Mall State Park, each via a short spur.

Parking and Trail Access

You can access the greenway at several points along the route, including the following:

  • Riverfront Park, 100 First Avenue North
  • Morgan Park, 411 Hume Street, next to Morgan Park Community Center
  • Freeland Station Trailhead,766 Freelands Station Road
  • Great Circle Road Trailhead, 231 Great Circle Road
  • 50 Titans Way (near LP Field)


Cumberland River Greenway Reviews

We are visiting the Nashville area from Iowa & I wanted to get in a short ride. Very nice trail. Well maintained. Good trail markers. Love the Cumberland river section. The sheep added to the experience. Nice to see barges navigating the river.

As with a lot of trails starting out in cities, you'll go through indrustrial areas. This one is no different, but once you get past the water plant you have a nice ride by the river. Smooth flat surface, with great river views. Couple of entrances with water fountains. It was a beautiful day, but very few ( less the ten) people took advantage of it. Did see a homeless camp but felt no fear at all.

This is the first time I've used this app and it has been wonderful I ran 12 miles on the Cumberland Trail today and the app told me where I was on the trail it was accurate if I can say anything bad about the trail it would be the homeless people that are sleeping alarm silent and didn't bother me but I had to be courageous because some of them

Accordion

Had envisioned this as a nice run along the river into downtown. Turns out that most of the trail is set back a good bit from the river, runs behind a water treatment plant and through heavily industrial area. Very few actual river views. The finish on the river in downtown Nashville was cool, but otherwise this run far missed my expectations

Driving from Missouri to Florida, we used this App to get at least an hours bike ride in. Such a great surprise in metro Nashville along the Cumberland River

Honestly, I didn't think I was going to enjoy this trail. Most Nashville residents don't go downtown unless it's for a show or work. What I found were almost endless opportunities for photography (my personal image folder for this trail has hundreds of photos), people watching, and learning about my city from ancient geology to river commerce. I also grabbed some fresh veggies at our Farmer's Market before I drove off for the day.
The trail surface is well maintained asphalt. It's pretty much flat which makes for an easy ramble. Any hills are totally workable. There are several portalets so no need to worry about finding a bush.
The Metrocenter levee trail is closed until summer of next year (2012) for reconstruction that I assume is due to damage from the flood.
If you're a visitor or even a long time resident, please take a few hours to meander about. Maybe even pack a lunch for kicking back on the riverfront lawn and enjoying the sunshine.

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