Greenways & Wetlands

The Murfreesboro Greenway System consists of the Stones River and Lytle Creek trails. The Stones River and Lytle Creek Greenways are available for you to enjoy nature hikes, walking, running, bicycling, or in-line skating along the thirteen miles of greenway trails. Small watercraft access points are also available for paddlers to enjoy the Stones River. The Murfreesboro Greenway System connects historical sites, parks, neighborhoods, and businesses; it also serves as a conservation corridor to preserve precious natural and cultural resources.
There are 13 trailheads to provide access to the Murfreesboro Greenway System, and a printable map is available to download. Read the rules for greenway usage to stay informed.


The Greenway trailheads open at daylight and close 1/2 hour before sunset.
The Gateway Island and trail are open 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

North Murfreesboro Greenway
The newest 1.34-mile section of the Murfreesboro Greenway System located at the Central Valley Trailhead located on Central Valley Road near Walter Hill Dam is open .


As a cooperative effort between the City of Murfreesboro and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the $4.5 million North Murfreesboro Greenway starts at Walter Hill Park on Highway 231 and heads west on the east side of the Stones River. The new portion extends the Greenway to 13 miles.

The asphalt trail features two overlooks, a switchback, or “S-Curve” hill, and a tree-top canopy offering shade. The Central Valley trailhead boasts extended parking spaces suitable for equestrian trailers.

The North Murfreesboro Greenway trail will be open from daylight until 30 minutes prior to dusk. The Walter Hill trailhead is one half mile south of Jefferson Pike on Highway 231 (Lebanon Road), and the trailhead on Central Valley Road is located approximately one mile from Highway 231.

The same park and greenway rules will apply to the pedestrian trail; for example, non-motorized bicycles are allowed, and skateboards are prohibited. All pets must be on a leash, and dog owners must clean up after their pets. Horses are not allowed on the pedestrian trail.

Stones River Greenway Extension
The Stones River Greenway extension follows the West Fork of the Stones River from Old Fort Park to Barfield Crescent Park and includes four phases. Phases 1, 2, and 3 are complete. The remaining section of the trail starts at the termination point of Phase 3 on Barfield Road and extends the trail approximately three miles to Barfield Crescent Park. The trail will include a bridge connection to the east side of the river and a small trailhead at Southridge Subdivision. Anticipated opening: Spring 2020.
Map of Greenway Phase 4

Greenway Special Events

Mark your calendar for upcoming events on the Greenway! Call the Greenway office at (615) 893-2141 for more information on any of these events, or check out the quarterly Rec Connection, Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation program guide.

Park Safety begins before you arrive. Don't bring valuables, and make sure your belongings are hidden out of sight. Lock your vehicle, and bring your key with you. Be Park Smart!

Park Smart downloadable poster - 8.5 x 14

Family Fun
The Greenway Scavenger Hunt is a fun activity for the whole family. See if you can find everything on the list.
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