Shelby Bottoms East Loop Trail is a 8.1 mile 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 but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
It was peaceful.
Trail has paved and unpaved sections which are great. I stayed on the unpaved tracks, but the forks were unmarked. Otherwise, great place to run.
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.
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.
I don't really prefer walking on concrete or paved trails.