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Shelby Bottoms Greenway

Address: Nashville, TN
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Ranked #71 of 132 Activities in Nashville
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Nature & Parks, Spas & Wellness, Traveler Resources
Activities: Running
Owner description: A 3.5 mile greenspace extending from Shelby Park to Cooper Creek near Opryland.
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Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Nature & Parks, Spas & Wellness, Traveler Resources
Activities: Running
Owner description: A 3.5 mile greenspace extending from Shelby Park to Cooper Creek near Opryland.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Whenever we vacation, we take our bicycles and explore the countryside. Shelby Bottoms Greenway is one of the nicest trails we have ever encountered. We started at the nature center and rode up to and across the Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge. The trails are flat, pretty and clean with rest stops available. It was a great opportunity to view local... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I LOVE this greenway by my house! I am currently working at home and at about 2:30-3pm every day my cabin fever gets the best of me and I MUST LEAVE THE HOUSE! So I hop in the car and in 5 minutes I'm at the north entrance of Shelby Bottoms park! I knew I had to seek out a... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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120 reviews 120 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We really enjoyed walking this pathway! Saw lots of other folks - running, biking, rollerblading, walking, etc. Obviously a well-used path. Lots of parking available near the Nature Center. Bathrooms available there, too. Path well-maintained and has a few bridges to cross. Kinda wished we could've seen more of the river, since the path was pretty much next to it,... More 

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Nashville, TN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Starting at the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, you can bike, roller-blade, walk, run, or whatever suits your taste on the very well maintained trail that you can take to Wave Country (about 3.2 miles one way) or you can go the other direction to Titan's Stadium or the Pedestrian Bridge (also just over three miles). It is very safe and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

It was bad new for awhile after the Great Nashville Flood did it's damage but it's in good shape now. Excellent place to walk or ride a bike but you do NOT want to roller blade on this one. The other end toward the dam is just as bad for roller blading. Lots of sticks and hills that make it... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We took our bikes to this trail head off Davidson Street. Very nice Nature Center located in this spot. This trail has some hills so be prepared. Spectacular view from a pedestrian bridge spanning the Cumberland River. We went all the way past the Two Rivers golf course to a middle school and turned around for the ride back to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This park is so great with it's paved pathways, nature center, ponds. If you bicycle you'll love this place. The view from the pedestrian bridge over the Cumberland is awesome and great for sunsets or watching barges pass underneath. Wildlife is everywhere if you look closely. Deer, rabbits, many species of birds.

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Nashville, TN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Enjoy this path. Most of it is cool and in the shade and 12 miles from downtown to the lake. Its great for the whole family and not to many hills.

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Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Shelby bottoms was a nice way to spend a morning. We saw deer, ducks, and a variety of birds. My son loved the nature center, where he got to make a pine cone and peanut butter bird feeder. Sneakers are fine, it's not hiking. Many paths are paved, some are not. The unpaved paths were a bit muddy, but it... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The Shelby Bottoms Greenway is the best place for a nice long walk in East Nashville, if you are looking for long uninterrupted paths in a lovely natural setting. The paths are well-maintained and there aren't any hills for those who would prefer an experience that doesn't require a lot of huffing up and down big hills. It's perfect for... More 

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