9 Nashville Greenways To Get Your Heart Pumping

9 Nashville Greenways To Get Your Heart Pumping

Monday, Jul 17 2017

Whether you're seeking a short jaunt to get some fresh air or opting for an extended trek through the woods, Nashville offers ample choices to take in scenic settings. We've pulled together a list of paved greenways that will undoubtedly leave you breathless (in more than one way)!

Ramble By The River at Cumberland River Greenway: MetroCenter Levee at Cumberland River Greenway: MetroCenter Levee
Photo by @jameshwestbrook

Ramble By The River at Cumberland River Greenway: MetroCenter Levee

Flanked by the river, this three-mile, one-way trail runs through an industrial part of the city.

Ramble By The River at Cumberland River Greenway: MetroCenter Levee
Free   .  Cumberland River Greenway: MetroCenter Levee   .  Nashville
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Escape the Crowds on the Downtown Cumberland River Greenway at Downtown Cumberland River Greenway
Photo by @itsnotleeland

Escape the Crowds on the Downtown Cumberland River Greenway

Running from the east bank of the Pedestrian Bridge until it connects with the end of the MetroCenter Levee Greenway, the trail offers a scenic view of downtown.

Escape the Crowds on the Downtown Cumberland River Greenway
Free   .  Downtown Cumberland River Greenway   .  Nashville
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Wander Along Waterways on the Harpeth River Greenway at Harpeth River Greenway - Woolwine Trailhead
Photo by @nashvilleskywatcher

Wander Along Waterways on the Harpeth River Greenway

At a lengthy seven and a half miles, the Harpeth River Greenway follows both the Little Harpeth and Harpeth rivers.

Wander Along Waterways on the Harpeth River Greenway
Free   .  Harpeth River Greenway - Woolwine Trailhead   .  Nashville
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Take A Stroll on Mill Creek Greenway at Mill Creek Greenway - Sunnywood Dr.
Photo by @thejeremy1

Take A Stroll on Mill Creek Greenway

This just under two mile stretch of paved trails begins in Lenox Village and meanders alongside Mill Creek.

Take A Stroll on Mill Creek Greenway
Free   .  Mill Creek Greenway - Sunnywood Dr.   .  Nashville
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Observe the Lake at Old Hickory Dam Greenway at Old Hickory Dam Greenway
Photo by @vincentwalkerphotos

Observe the Lake at Old Hickory Dam Greenway

Not surprisingly, the dam is the focal point of this one and a half-mile one-way paved trail.

Observe the Lake at Old Hickory Dam Greenway
Free   .  Old Hickory Dam Greenway   .  Old Hickory
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Discover Serene Surroundings on Peeler Park Greenway at Peeler Park Greenway Trailhead
Photo by @j_markahn_naturextraordinaire

Discover Serene Surroundings on Peeler Park Greenway

Located in Madison, you'll find four miles of paved trails that traverse rolling farmland while following the Cumberland River.

Discover Serene Surroundings on Peeler Park Greenway
Free   .  Peeler Park Greenway Trailhead   .  Madison
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Run The Loop at Richland Creek Greenway at Richland Creek Greenway - McCabe Trailhead
Photo by @nashville_parks

Run The Loop at Richland Creek Greenway

A popular option with runners in the Sylvan Park neighborhood, the four-mile paved Richland Creek Greenway loops around McCabe Golf Course.

Run The Loop at Richland Creek Greenway
Free   .  Richland Creek Greenway - McCabe Trailhead   .  Nashville
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Bike the Trail at Shelby Bottoms Greenway at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
Photo by @willvastine

Bike the Trail at Shelby Bottoms Greenway

This beauty is located right next to Shelby Park, and is the perfect path to hit the road on 2 (or 4) wheels.

Bike the Trail at Shelby Bottoms Greenway
Free   .  Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway   .  Nashville
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Stomp Pavement at Stones River Greenway at Stones River Greenway – Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge
Photo by @karla.lucia

Stomp Pavement at Stones River Greenway

Clocking in at 10.2 miles of paved trails, the Stones River Greenway is one of the longest in the metro area.

Stomp Pavement at Stones River Greenway
Free   .  Stones River Greenway – Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge   .  Nashville
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9 Nashville Greenways To Get Your Heart Pumping
9 Nashville Greenways To Get Your Heart Pumping