The Best Biking Trails Near Nashville

If you love to bike, you may be visiting the city for the close proximity from your Nashville lodging to the city’s attractions. Biking around Nashville is an easy way to get from one place to the next. You can also take your bikes to nearby trails to see another side of the city. Here are the top biking trails near Nashville.

In the city

Walk n bike Nashville was founded to improve walking and biking trails in the city. The Nashville priority bikeway network will make bike lanes more accessible in the city. You can bike throughout the city’s biggest areas and to area parks with this new program. The Music City Bikeway is a bike route that links West Nashville to East Nashville. The entire trail is 26 miles but you can start and end wherever you choose.

Shelby Bottoms Park & Nature Center

The Shelby Bottoms Park is over 300 acres of natural Tennessee greenery and trails. Shelby Bottoms also participates in the Nashville B-Cycle program which allows visitors to rent bicycles for a low cost. You can start your trip at the nature center and explore the visitor center and interpretive trails. Make your way to the boardwalks over the streams and wetlands overlooking the Cumberland River. Take your bikes and make your way down the paved trail along the Cumberland River. Admission is free and dogs are welcome on the trails.

Centennial Park

One of Nashville’s most visited parks, Centennial is two miles west of downtown Nashville. The beautiful park features a replica of the famous Parthenon, a botanical garden, a pond, sand volleyball courts, and a dog park. A one-mile paved walking and biking trail winds through the park and all of its beauty.

Percy & Edwin Warner Parks

A beautiful place to see fall colors, the Percy and Edwin Warner Parks is a park system that covers over 3,000 acres. The parks are about nine miles from downtown Nashville which is an easy drive or bike ride. Walk the Belle Meade Steps which is one of the most iconic landmarks of the parks. Some other notable landmarks include the Cedar Glen Spring House, the quarry, cemeteries, and the World War I Memorial. There are winding paved bike trails throughout the parks and they’re a stop on the Music City Bikeway.

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