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Parks and Recreation

Hiking Trails

Take a hike! Miles of hiking trails are available in Metro Parks so grab your boots and hit the trail. For more information about trails, maps, or guided hikes contact or visit one of the nature centers.

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Warner Park

Warner Park offers 9 hiking trails including 12 miles of trail and 4 trailheads. Percy Warner Park Trail Maps and Edwin Warner Park Trail Maps are available at the nature center trailhead. Contact the Warner Park Nature Center at 615-352-6299 for more information.

Beaman Park

Beaman Park offers 3 hiking trails including over 5 miles of trail and 3 trailheads. Beaman Park Trail Maps are available at the nature center trailhead. Contact the Beaman Park Nature Center at 615-862-8580 for more information.

Bells Bend Park

Bells Bend Park offers a 2.3 mile loop trail, several old farm road trails and two trailheads. Bells Bend Trail Maps are available at the nature center trailhead. Contact the Bells Bend Outdoor Center at 615-862-4187 for more information.

Shelby Bottoms

Shelby Bottoms offers a variety of trails including approximately 5 hiking trails, approximately 5 miles of multiuse, accessible paved trails and 3 trailheads. Shelby Bottoms Trail Maps are available at the nature center trailhead. Contact the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at 615-862-8539 for more information.

Hiking Trail Rules

Help protect the Parks. Follow the rules!

You are entering a sensitive natural area

  • Respect and protect wildlife and all natural features
  • Stay on designated trails – short cuts cause damage
  • Put litter in its place. Pack it in, pack it out, recycle!
  • Pets must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet
  • Protect water quality by picking up pet waste
  • Motorized vehicles prohibited on all trails
  • Horse-riding and cyclists prohibited on hiking trails

Safety is our highest priority

  • Enjoy the Parks with a friend
  • Leave valuables at home
  • Take care keys with you
  • Cell phones may not get service in some areas
  • Watch the weather and watch for high water in low areas
  • Alcoholic beverages and drugs prohibited
  • Weapons and hunting are prohibited
  • No collecting of plants, wildlife, or other features without a permit
  • Contact Park Police at 615-880-3429 or 911 for an emergency

Parks and Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk

NashVitality App

The NashVitality app is a mobile guide to a healthy, active, and green lifestyle in Nashville. Inside this app there are interactive maps for all types of activities including walking, hiking, biking, water access, and much more. Plus, learn about how to be greener with tools such as where to recycle or what incentives are available to be more energy efficient. Every section of the app has the "Explore Near Me" option which when clicked will display all category results in your immediate vicinity.