Murfreesboro Greenway Sections

The Murfreesboro Greenway System consists of 15 miles of trails in seven sections. Sixteen trailheads  provide access for outdoor activities for individuals of all abilities. Please visit our main Murfreesboro Greenway System Page for information pertaining to the entire Greenway and our Trailheads Page for a links to all individual trailhead pages..



All Greenway trailheads open at daylight and close 1/2 hour before sunset daily year-round except Gateway Island and Trail which are open 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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North Murfreesboro Greenway

This 1.3-mile stand-alone section of the Murfreesboro Greenway System follows the East Fork Stones River on the northeast side of Murfreesboro. There are benches at two scenic overlooks of the East Fork Stones River. Coming soon: The Central Valley Loop will extend the  North Murfreesboro Greenway along the East Fork Stones River with additional river overlooks along a more level path than the Walter Hill to Central Valley segment.



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Construction of the North Murfreesboro Greenway was a cooperative effort between the City of Murfreesboro and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Stones River Trail

The Stones River Trail is the backbone of the Murfreesboro Greenway System. It follows the West Fork Stones River for 10.5 miles from Thompson Lane Trailhead to Barfield Crescent Park Trailhead. The meandering asphalt trail winds through limestone bottoms, hardwood forest, and cedar glade-like environments. Mature trees, native wildflowers, and rock outcrops dot the landscape making an enjoyable corridor through multiple habitat types that are home to many wildlife species, including great-horned owls, great blue herons, bobcats, and deer. 

Stones River Trail has 11 trailheads, two Bark Parks, and two small craft launch points providing many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and abilities to enjoy the beauty of the river and the natural setting.


Notice: Part of Stones River Trail closed June 12, 2023 - September, 2024:

map showing portion of Stones River Greenway sw of I-24 that will be closed June 12-Sept 24, 2023 Opens in new windowA 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.

Lytle Creek Trail

The Lytle Creek Trail is the most urban section of the Murfreesboro Greenway System, passing within a block of historic downtown Murfreesboro. It follows Lytle Creek 1.1 miles from Canonsburgh Village to Old Fort Park where it connects to the Stones River Trail.


Fortress Rosecrans Loop Trail

This 0.9-mile asphalt loop passes by several of the remaining sections of Fortress Rosecrans. Constructed by Union troops between January and June, 1863 (after the Battle of Stones River), Fortress Rosecrans was the largest enclosed earthen fortification built during the Civil War. It is now part of Stones River National Battlefield.

Fortress Rosecrans Trailhead


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Murfree Spring Wetlands Trail

This 0.4-mile combination boardwalk and asphalt trail borders and crosses Murfree Spring Wetlands, one of Murfreesboro's favorite Natural Areas for birdwatching and wildlife photography.

Boardwalk is closed at this time for repairs

Murfree Spring Wetlands


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West College Street Spur Trail

The West College Street Spur Trail connects the Murfreesboro Greenway System to the Stones River National Battlefield. It is 1.4 miles long, and runs between the West College Street Trailhead and the Park Headquarters and Visitor Center.



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Gateway Island Trail

The Gateway Island Trail provides a well-lit route for walkers and runners and is frequently used by organizations for charity walks and races. The area is also a favorite with birdwatchers and is an eBird Hotspot. , 1902 West College Street, provides parking for and access to the Gateway Trail and Island as well as access to the Stones River Greenway.


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Greenway Map and Trailhead Distance Chart:
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