If a hiking adventure sounds like a slice of paradise, plan to bring your pooch to the Richland Creek Greenway for the day. It's pawsitively awesome! Located in Nashville's Davidson County, this pawsome 5 mile loop trail has much to offer people and their pooches. The trail follows along the scenic Richland Creek and traverses a historic railway line. A multi-use trail comprised of asphalt, Richland Creek Greenway is the pawfect place for biking, inline skating, and walking. It is also wheelchair accessible.
This pawrific hiking spot is doggo fur-iendly, so you can feel free to bring Fido along for your day of hiking fun. Don't forget to bring a leash and to keep Fido on it.
There are five access points from which you can enjoy the trail. They are as follows: the Old White Bridge trailhead located at Kenner Avenue, the White Bridge Road trailhead at White Bridge Road, the Lion's Head Trailhead slightly further down also found on White Bridge Road, the Neighborhood Connector at Sloan Road, and the Wyoming trailhead at 46th Avenue.
The Richland Creek Greenway joins together the two communities known as Sylvan Park and Cherokee Park. The trail forms a connection between these two residential areas and the region's shopping district and schools. You can follow the trail in an almost complete one mile loop around McCabe Park. Another one mile section runs between railroad tracks separating White Bridge Pike and Cherokee Road. A spot you won't want to miss if history is your bag is the historical marker located at Dutchman's Curve which demarcates the site of the 1918 Great Train Wreck.
The land along the trail is known for its hilly terrain, making it a great place to do some hill training and incline work. You and your pooch will definitely put your muscles to the test! There are lots of benches at various different points throughout the trail where you and your best canine pal can take a load off and enjoy the abundant trees and beautiful scenery that surrounds you. You'll want to pack some drinking water and cleanup bags, as none are available at this pawrific hiking haven. If you fancy enjoying a little picnic lunch, bring along some snacks from home too.
For a wooftastic day hiking at a furrifically stunning spot, consider a trip to Richland Creek Greenway. It's a pawpuplar place to spend a day!