Shelby Bottoms East Loop Trail

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Shelby Bottoms East Loop Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, TN that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.1 miles 165 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

camping
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

I love bringing the dog down here. Once you get off the main path, which is very busy, and onto the primitive trails it's really peaceful.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Check out the Ecology and Riverview primitive trails, great to introduce young children to hiking. Not to mention foraging wild blackberries in summer! Easy hike but very enjoyable because of its location right close to downtown.

hiking
5 months ago

I don't really prefer walking on concrete or paved trails.

walking
5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

road biking
8 months ago

Nice mix of sun and shade, plenty of places to stop and rest and people watch.

8 months ago

Great go during the week to avoid crowds.

trail running
1 year ago

road biking
1 year ago

Great for walking, running, cycling. Very family friendly.

1 year ago

love it

1 year ago

road biking
1 year ago

My go to for greenway riding

walking
2 years ago

As K.D. said, take the grass and dirt paths around the park and you will be rewarded. Currently, on a great side track called Ecology Trail (or Loop), you can walk along a sea of wildflowers. I posted a photo.

Its definitely a Nashville jewel.

2 years ago

2 years ago

2 years ago

This place will grow on you if you explore the deeper, unpaved paths past the paved main loop! Bottoms Trail will make you enjoy the walk. Frogs and toads sing in the beginning of spring, the smell of honeysuckle starts in May, and then there are Blackberries ripen in August. These are all very easy trails.