Murfreesboro Greenway System
The Murfreesboro Greenway System consists of over 17 miles of trails, bridges, and boardwalks for enjoying Murfreesboro's beautiful natural setting. Sixteen trailheads along the seven greenway sections provide access for hiking, walking, running, wading, bicycling, skating, nature photography, picnicking, birdwatching, fishing, and many other outdoor activities for individuals of all abilities. Three small watercraft launch points - two on the West Fork Stones River and one on the East Fork Stones River - provide access to the Stones River for paddlers, and two bark parks allow off-leash exercise for your canine pals.
The Murfreesboro Greenway System also connects historical sites, parks, neighborhoods, and businesses and serves as a conservation corridor to preserve precious natural and cultural resources.
Notice: Part of the Stones River Trail closed June 12, 2023 - September, 2024:
A portion of the Stones River Greenway will be closed between the Cason Trailhead and Old Fort Park near the I-24 overpass beginning Monday, June 12, 2023. The projected re-opening date of the closed portion is September, 2024.
We apologize to our many greenway users for the inconvenience of the trail closure, but understand that public safety during the construction project remains a priority.
Overall Street Trailhead, Murfreesboro Greenway
Male Wood Ducks - Photo ©John Padgett
General Bragg Trailhead Marker
Kayaks on the riverbank
Native plants information at Central Valley Trailhead
Walking the Greenway south of Cason Trailhead
Overall Street Trailhead mileage sign
River overlook south of Cason Trailhead.
Waterfall in West Fork Stones River south of Cason Trailhead
Bark Park at Cason Park
Walter Hill Trailhead
Sunning Turtles by Joshua J. Cotten
Wildflowers along Murfreesboro Greenway
- Pedestrian and non-motorized vehicle use only.
- Rules for greenway usage
- All Greenway trailheads open at daylight and close 1/2 hour before sunset daily year-round.
- Gateway Island and Trail are open 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
More information on each of the major divisions of the Murfreesboro Greenway System.
- North Murfreesboro Greenway
- Stones River Trail
- Lytle Creek Trail
- Fortress Rosecrans Loop Trail
- Murfree Springs Trail
- West College Street Spur Trail
- Gateway Island Trail
Trying to decide where to start exploring the greenway? Looking for a new adventure? Check out our Greenway Trailhead pages!
Small Watercraft Launch Points
Put-in points with vehicle access to the river for kayaks, canoes, and other small boats.
Fenced areas for off-leash exercise for our canine buddies. Please check out the Bark Park Rules and Etiquette before you go.
Greenway Map and Trailhead Distance Chart:
Click for the printable, full-size version.
Engage with your greenway! Our volunteers play a vital role in protecting and managing Murfreesboro's 15 miles of greenway and the surrounding acreage. From invasive plant removal to litter pickup, from reporting facility damage to reporting sightings of rare plants or animals, and from trail maintenance to special events, we appreciate your input and elbow grease!
- Guardians of the Greenway (#GreenwayGuardians)
- Corporate Volunteer days
- National Public Lands Day
- National Parks Day
- Individual action
- Stream/River Cleanup
- Citizen Science
Murfreesboro Greenway System is the perfect setting for learning about the nature that surrounds us:
- Group Programs, large and small school groups, homeschool, and scout groups of all sizes
- Public Programs (Walks, Nature Exploration, Exercise, etc.)
- Citizen scientists can help us document the amazing variety of plants and animals that live along our greenway.
- School/University Research Projects: Contact the Greenway office at (615) 893-2141.
- ...and more!
The Greenway Scavenger Hunt is a fun activity for the whole family. See if you can find everything on the list.
Greenway Special Events
Mark your calendar for upcoming events on the Greenway! Check out the quarterly Rec Connection, Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation's program guide or call the Greenway office at (615) 893-2141 for information on planned events.
- Greenway Art Festival
- Gateway Island Breezeway Exhibits
- Group Programs (Walks, Nature Exploration, Exercise, etc.)
Follow @MurfGreenway and check out our events listings.
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