Rails to Trails Project: Clarksville Greenway

Posted by Justin Cory on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 6:27pm.

The Clarksville Greenway is a 4.6-mile, 10-foot wide beautiful walking, biking and hiking trail located on the outskirts of north Clarksville, TN. It follows an abandoned rail bend and stretches along a creek through a scenic shade of large trees. Clarksville’s “Rails to Trails” initiative aims to transform abandoned railroad lines and river corridors into walking and biking trails. The Clarksville Greenway is already gaining recognition for environmental stewardship and is loved by both locals and citizens outside Tennessee.

The Clarksville Greenway is a wonderful place for families or individuals who love to stroll, run, hike, wander or walk their dogs through a picturesque natural area. It also offers an alternative transportation from the downtown area to the north side of town.

Benefits of a Greenway

  • Offers a scenic place for families and individuals to enjoy
  • Provides close to home outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Offers bicycle and pedestrian alternative transportation
  • Provides educational resources
  • Improves economy through tourism
  • Source of community pride and uniqueness
  • Provides flood storage and protection
  • Reduces erosion
  • Helps clean the air and water
  • Provides home to native species of plants and animals
  • Preserves open green space

Trails

  • Two trail heads with parking
  • 2.75 mile trail from Pollard Road to Sewer Treatment Plant
  • 1.5 mile trail from Pollard Road to Mary's Oak
  • Trail system includes wooded areas frequently inhabited by wildlife
  • Pedestrian bridge features a 600' panoramic view of nature

Source: Clarksville Greenway Website

Contact Information

  • Address: 1101 Pollard Road
  • Website: Clarksville Greenway
  • Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department: 645-7476

Visit the Clarksville Greenway Website for Park Rules and Grill in the Park Policy.

The mission of the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department is to provide a variety of positive recreational experiences to enhance life values for individuals, families, and our diverse culture. The Clarksville Greenway is the latest addition to the city’s recreational trails system, improving not only the life values of the citizens but also that of our natural environment.

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