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Wolf River Trails from Walnut Grove Road

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Lucius Burch Natural Area

Wolf River Trails from Walnut Grove Road is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Germantown, 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.

Length 7.4 mi Elevation gain 98 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Partially paved

River

Views

Wildlife

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Nice trail year-round. Can make an 8 mile loop, 4 mile loop, or shorter with an out & back. Mostly bikers from Walnut Grove trailhead. Peaceful. NOTE: No trash bins near trailhead. Please be mindful of your trash and pick up after yourself when using the trails.

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Daylight
Reviews (164)
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Kim Bishop
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Mountain biking

Shaded the whole way and easy going. At the end of the ride, it didn’t feel like we went 13 mi. Excellent trail network. Clean. Highly recommend. Hope to come back soon.

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Jonathan Burlison
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HikingMuddyOff trail
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Corey Henson
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Hiking

Great intermediate trail Can ride with a hard trail all day

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Cameron Ames
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Mountain bikingMuddy
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Randall Hines
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Mountain bikingMuddy

Had a great time riding the trail minus the huge spill I took. Would definitely come back out and ride it again.

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Phillip Stevens
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HikingFloodedMuddy
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Jason Moore
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Mountain biking

This trail was a fun to explore and different in the way that a lot of the trail felt a little sandy. I haven’t ridden anything else like this in Memphis and recommend it if you’re looking for something other then Tour de Wolf or Nesbit park “stanky creek” .

Reggie McKinney
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Mountain bikingOver grown

It wasn't bad for my very first time out. I recommend it.

Teresa Williamson
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there's a tree blocking yellow trail between 1.25 and 1.5 mile markers on the yellow trail. it's only been a day or two but the yellow is the most popular trail out here. you could probably buy pass it if you crawl under it but if you're on a bike it's definitely a blockage. didn't work around it I would probably take the white trail around instead of using yellow for another day or three.

Scott Briscoe
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Mountain bikingBlowdownBridge outMuddy

Great trail. There’s a few hazards so just be attentive. Back blue was rough (lost the trail a couple of times) and a bridge was out so there’s a water crossing. Water was low so it wasn’t bad.

James Schaeffer
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Walking

I don't consider this a hike, but more of a walk. The length can be stretched to around 12 miles by continuing on the trail north of Walnut Grove Road. It's virtually flat. You pass along the Wolf River which runs West/Northwest around the City. While mostly treed, you will observe an abundance of the invasive plant, privet.

Brandon Woodard
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I loved the trails here.

Tish Townsend
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Hiking

Very good hike. A little isolated but it did provide shade for the heat.

Teresa Williamson
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Hiking

I went Tuesday and parked at the Wolf River Greenway parking lot (which has spaces for probably a dozen cars in total) and did north of Walnut Grove all the way around the NW lake north of the Greenline and back onto the trails past the Walnut Grove trailhead. By taking the trails North of Walnut Grove a hike and/or ride can be extended well beyond 7.4 miles. They are in decent shape but there is ample mud in some places where the drainage isn't good (which is mostly on the Blue trail East of WG and the white trail closest to Farm Road. That one is waterlogged and a bit of slog through mud for considerable distances and hard to maneuver without carving new paths.) One big caveat: If you are doing the full loop all the way out to I-40 and the Wolf River - the bridge crossing the inlet creek closest to I-40 is washed out and it's a full wet crossing. When I went, it was about knee deep for 15ft across. Trying to bike through it might be difficult. Horses wouldn't have an issue but hiking, running, or bicycling is - well, you're going to get wet. (The bridge is salvaged but two ends along with the metal cables broke so it might be a spell before it's repaired.) Snakes are out, especially north of Walnut Grove (neither were venomous but enough to give a small fright) and ample deer are out too, during daylight hours. If there is any rain, check the Wolf River gauge online to have an idea for flooding, especially along the White trail parallel to the Blue along with some additional crossings on the Blue and Yellow trails. One last bit: There is a spot on the yellow trail, west of the 1.5 mile marker where the trail is close to eroding off the bank. If you're trail riding or running, watching your step and/or wheel is advised. If you park at the Germantown Road trail head, there are bear-proof trash bins and a port-a-potty. There are also bear proof trash bins at the Kayak outlet onto the Wolf River at Walnut Grove.

Paul Broom
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Always love going west on the yellow and coming back on the blue or white.

Trey Whidden
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Running

Great trails, I enjoy yellow the most because it’s right by the river.

Tate Snider
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Hiking

Ya know... Was a solid outing! River was quite beautiful, but the swings were pretty scary el oh el. But seriously it was fun, and this could definitely be a trail for the entire family. Seems like an amazing place to ride a bike.

Caleb Adams
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Running

Ran this trail to prep for my half marathon coming up. Decided to start about 7:30 am and finished about 9:15am. Note, if it's recently rained, save this one for a dry day. Loved it and will definitely come back, but we had to dodge quite a bit of water and mud. Also, I wouldn't do this in the morning as we also ran into a lot of spider webs since we were probably the first ones on the trail this morning. I would give it a 5 rating if the signage would've been better. We had to guess our way through it due to poor signage. We made it the full loop, but crossed over on sign trails along the way. Nevertheless, beautiful trail with some good elevation to train on.

Stephen Albers
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Hiking

Much of the trail and surroundings do not have trash bins at trailheads.

Ryan Yost
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Mountain biking

White Trail was a bit swampy yesterday; all the other trails were fine.

Laura Hess
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Hiking

Absolutely love this trail! It follows alongside the wolf river and is very peaceful. There are several scenic places to stop with "beaches". Trail is mostly dirt and sand. Hilly in some places. Trail is marked and easy to follow. I have leisurely hiked it, biked it and run on it. Occasionally encounter bikers but not usually a problem to step aside and allow them to pass.

Nicole L. Tugg
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Hiking

Nice and easy trail. We had a little trouble figuring out where to park.

Andy Ward
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Nice, easy scenic trail. Great to bring the kids with you. Lots of connectors to make the trail as short or long as you want it.

Jennifer Hensley
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Walking

Nice, easy, paved trail. Always well maintained. Good place to walk in the mornings. Pretty in the fall.

Lisa Wong
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Running

This is my go-to trail in the area. The yellow trail stays dry and follows the Wolf River. Lots of bikers, hikers, runners, and families use this trail. Really good for an easy, non-technical trail.

Maria Mel
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Hiking

This is one of my favorite places to walk my dog in. It's quiet and very beautiful. I like to stick to the paved areas here since mountain bikers tend to dominate the dirt.

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