Nashville May 28, 2018
The Beautiful Bridge Hike In Nashville That Will Completely Mesmerize You
There’s something magical about a river city, and Nashville just so happens to be one of our most precious. Sure, you’ll find streams and rivers flowing through every major city in the state, we get it, but does Knoxville and Chattanooga have a beautiful bridge hike that criss-crosses history and the Cumberland? We’re going to go with no, and that’s why you need to make your way to this beautiful Nashville bridge hike that will completely mesmerize you.
You've probably heard of Shelby Bottoms Greenway, since it's one of the most popular and highly trafficked parks in the Nashville area. It boasts a nature center and expansive sports fields and trails for long summer days.
You can see our first bridge here, located in the heart of Shelby Bottoms, in the form of a railroad trestle. It's a great spot for photos - ask any Nashvillian, they've probably got a handful on Instagram to speak of - and offers a thoroughly industrial look at the city's past.
Wander along the miles of greenway and you'll meaner alongside the Cumberland River and past beautiful waterways and lush greenery.
Make sure to stop by the wildflower fields in late summer - they explode with color!
Now onto our second bridge at Two Rivers Park. The pedestrian bridge pictured links Shelby Bottoms to Two Rivers Park, providing easy access across the Cumberland River.
If you continue to walk or bike or skate through the park, you'll make your way to Stones River Greenway where the fun continues. It connects with Two Rivers and Shelby Bottoms and runs all the way, eight miles, to Percy Priest Dam.
We'll toss another pedestrian bridge in for good measure, easy for walkers or (bike) riders to make their way across the gorgeous natural expanse.
It's not just one park - it's three! And it's not just one hike...it's as many as you make of it. This is the kind of hike or walk or ride that you revisit again and again, anxious to experience another gorgeous chunk of the meandering Nashville greenway system.
If you’re in love with our gorgeous middle Tennessee natural state, then you may want to take a deeper look at
5 Moments Everyone Born In Nashville Will Always Remember. They take place all over the city, and add a bit of depth to the places you once though you knew so well.