Bells Bend Loop Trail

EASY 29 reviews

Bells Bend Loop Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

river

wild flowers

Bells Bend Outdoor Center 4187 Old Hickory Blvd Nashville, TN 37218

28 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

There was no scenery or anything. I guess it could be good for someone who likes to walk unpaved trails and lives close by, but it wasn't worth driving an hour for. We mainly went to get pictures of the barn, so that was neat, but nothing else, really.

2 months ago

Multiple options for trail length, fairly flat or with hills.

3 months ago

Didn't love this hike. We just sort of wandered through a bunch of fields.

3 months ago

Has more of the feel that you're meandering thru a series of fields, rather than hiking an actual trail. Not necessarily a bad thing. A different vibe than other middle Tennessee parks. Great for bird watching. I find myself returning once or twice each season.

3 months ago

boring

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

Good spot for a quick run with a few good hills. Also pretty good terrain for younger trail runners still finding "their legs".

walking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Peaceful trail. Easy to do, basically no elevation changes. Went on a hot Saturday afternoon and only saw one other person. It's pretty open, so not many shady spots. We were pretty roasted by the end. Overall an easy, quiet little trail.

trail running
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Ran this during the winter and enjoyed it, but wouldn't want to run it in summer heat with no shade. The sections along the Cumberland River are pretty, and the tall grasses and shrubbery elsewhere gave the run a very different feel from heavily wooded trails in other local parks. Trails were well maintained, nice ranger station, only passed a couple of others out enjoying the day.

hiking
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Really hot as there is very little shade. But a quiet, lush escape from the city with well marked and maintained trails and plenty of little wildlife to keep my eyes very busy! I can't wait to go back and explore more trails.

trail running
Saturday, June 06, 2015

Maps and signs helped alot. Fun hot run but lots of nature made. for a great Saturday run!

walking
Saturday, January 03, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014