Bells Bend Loop Trail

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Bells Bend Loop Trail is a 7.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Tennessee 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.

Distance: 7.1 km Elevation Gain: 63 m Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

river

views

wild flowers

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

hiking
2 days ago

Good to get out and stretch your legs

walking
no shade
8 days ago

I love this walk. it is beautiful and flat, so you can see far away. It is mostly field like landscape, but some trees and a pond. Definitely an easy hike.

8 days ago

very good trail. we enjoyed a lot.

hiking
no shade
17 days ago

recorded Bells Bend Loop Trail

hiking
muddy
no shade
over grown
17 days ago

Flat, relatively uneventful "trail". Good for kids or those looking for an easy stroll. Be sure to check for ticks afterward because of the tall grass.

hiking
bugs
muddy
no shade
over grown
24 days ago

Beautiful foliage and wildflowers. Saw a small black snake along the river. High grass in some areas along the trail. Little shade. Wear sunscreen and bug spray

recorded Bells Bend Loop Trail

hiking
29 days ago

Beaut. Saw snake

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Esta bueno para ir con niños y stroller, es amplio el camino. El paisaje es muy lindo, ves gran variedad de fauna y flora. Para los amantes del trail running es muy fácil el recorrido, no hay elevación pues todo es muy plano.

hiking
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

This is an ‘interesting’ trail. It’s basically a bush-hogged path through hundreds of acres of old farm land located in a large bend of the Cumberland River. You’ll need to watch the map to follow this route; there are a lot of intersecting trails. The route is hand drawn and not a tracked path, so it‘a not very precise. For those interested in avoiding a tick bite, spray yourself with DEET in the parking lot. You’re walking through grass — sometimes tall grass — the entire time.

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
no shade
1 month ago

A great trail if you need to get outside but don’t want a crowded trail. Lots of sunshine, and wide open paths to explore! Awesome trail, it does get a little muddy especially when you get closer to the river but this is just what I needed today!

Great hike! Lots of open air and meadow views. Trail is grassy and flat but still recommend boots. It was wet and muddy at certain parts. Very family friendly with lots of butterflies.

hiking
muddy
no shade
1 month ago

Nothing to write home about, just a mown path in a large field with a chance to overlook the Cumberland River.

hiking
2 months ago

We quite enjoyed this trail. However, it’s very easy to get turned as it’s like a corn maze but the property isn’t massive so enjoy the “do we take a left or a right?” Part of the journey. Super wide open spaces. The trail does get “flooded” / muddy pretty easily so consider your shoes if it’s been raining. Little gem and wasn’t overcrowded.

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic bird activity. Good less traveled area in the early AM.

hiking
muddy
no shade
3 months ago

Easy...flat and level but poorly marked and muddy in places. No shade. Great for kids and dogs.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Nice hike through a field with a couple of stretches along river. Pretty peaceful on a nice afternoon. Not a lot of interest other than the lack of people and noise. Quite a few doe and like most places Leah rules aren’t enforced and are ignored by people who always know better so be a little cautious for everyone’s “friendly” dogs. We had a put make a nip at my wife’s leg but I’m sure that completely unusual since the owner didn’t even have as leash.

hiking
5 months ago

Great easy trail to do and the dog really enjoyed it.

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