Take an accessible hike on one of these trails in Nashville

These are three of our favorite local accessible trails that are wheelchair-friendly.

Long Hunter State Park

Long Hunter State Park hosts the Couchville Lake Arboretum Trail.

Photo via Friends of Long Hunter State Park

The outdoors are for everybody — and there are plenty of hikes in our area that are friendly to wheelchairs, strollers, and other mobility aids. Get some fresh air on three of our favorite accessible trails.

Fort Negley Walking Trail
Take in a spectacular view of the Nasvhille skyline on this mile-long loop. We recommend parking at the lot off of Fort Negley Boulevard, which has ten designated accessible parking spots. Be aware: sections can get steep (8-12% grade) so expect a workout or recruit some help.

Couchville Lake Arboretum Trail, Long Hunter State Park
This paved trail circles Couchville Lake and affords wildlife spotting. Be on the lookout for wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, and a number of birds.

YMCA Greenway
Enjoy the peaceful woods on one of the longer trails in Nashville — this hike is 1.9 miles out and back. It’s also one of the broadest, as the trail is usually 8 ft wide.
What’s your go-to wheelchair-accessible trail? Let us know where we should explore next.

If you’re hunting for more hikes, we’ve got you. Check out our full guide to local hiking.

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