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The developing Wolf River Greenway will one day span 36 miles, connecting downtown Memphis, the north-central neighborhoods of the city, Shelby Farms, and the cities of Germantown and Collierville.
The trail is currently open in a few disconnected segments, including 7.5 miles miles through the Wolf River Nature Area in the City of Germantown, a suburb of Memphis. The trail provides access to picnic facilities, restrooms, and wildflower meadows along its paved corridor. You'll also find interpretive stops, aquatic plant displays, tree identification, rest areas with benches, butterfly gardens, and bat houses.
In 2017, another 2.44 miles of trail was added, stretching from N. Mud Island Road south to N. Second Street in Uptown along the Mississippi River. The trail is part of an effort to transform Mud Island from an overlooked dumping ground into a wonderful community asset known as Confluence Park.
In 2018, two more segments opened: 1.44 miles in John F. Kennedy Park (in the Raleigh neighborhood) and a mile-long stretch farther west known as the Epping Way section, which begins at N. Highland Street.
For the eastern segment of the trail, parking is available in the large lot off N. Humphreys Boulevard, just northwest of its intersection with Walnut Grove Road. You can also park at the nature area across from River Commons Circle and its intersection with Humphreys Boulevard.
For the Raleigh section, parking is available in John F. Kennedy Park (4577 Raleigh Lagrange Road, Memphis).
This is a very nice and well planned out bike or hike trail. Lots of scenic benches off the path to rest/relax and enjoy the view. A few short bridges, each unique, that cross back and forth over parts of the river. Has a very comforting and cozy feel. Nature and Modern Conservation at its best.
We walked four miles on this trail. It's nicely shaded in most areas. There is a camera and voice that welcomes you at the end where the rest room is. We look forward to returning and walking a different direction.
Really enjoy this trail. Mostly flat once out of Shelby farms. Inside the farm expect several hills.. just finish Shelby farms make over the park is awesome
This is a great trail. It has been extended. There is an entrance at Cameron Brown Park that goes underneath Wolf River Parkway and follows along the Wolf River. The new section is a lush green paved trail with lots of shade, park benches and wooden bridges. The addition extends the trail approx. 1.5 miles. When you start at Cameron Brown Park and connect to the Shelby Farms Greenline it is 16 miles of paved trails (32 miles round trip).
What a great trail in the middle of Memphis/Shelby Co.! I parked my vehicle off the Shelby Farms (SF) entrance where S. Walnut Bend Rd “Ts” into Germantown Pkwy at the trailheads of the Wolf River Greenway (WRG) and the Blue & Yellow mountain bike trials. Great warmup section, uneventful & unshaded, while riding the perimeter of SF south of Walnut Grove Rd. Continue east on Smythe Farm Rd until you hit the Farm Rd. parking area. You will ride south through the fenced maintenance area to hit the WRG. The first landmark will be Wolf River Trail Bridge and you know from there that this is going to be a great ride. I kept right; you will ride with the river, with multiple shaded loops, steel bridges and pleasant elevation changes. Continue east at your leisure until you ride under the overpass that runs into Chick-Fil-A. The trail crosses their parking lot and yo-yos approx. 1/2 miles through a nice shaded lake area. I think there was a mountain bike trail off a siding, but it got to “harry” to ride. You can spend miles riding on new or reversing the loops back to Farm Rd parking. The WRG has multiple entry points and felt safe with friendly folks, restrooms and trail maps boards. I experienced 18 miles of great non-motorized, paved enjoyment; but that was not the end……….refer Shelby Farms Greenline.
I prefer dirt trails to paved trails but this is my favorite paved trail. If you are worried about safety you can stay in the Germantown part of the trail, where you will often see security.
There are several large ponds/small lakes. 90% of the trail is in woods. More than half the trail is either along the Wolf river or next to a pond. There are plenty of benches for the weary. You can cross over the river on a footbridge near the Humphries parking lot and walk on the dirt trails north of the river. This same paved path that crosses the river also leads up into the north half of the Shelby farms park. Weekdays after work and weekend mornings you will see lots of people riding bikes, walking, running, and walking dogs, but it is never actually crowded.
I travel Memphis a lot and use this trail for running. Safe!!!
I am never disappointed by this trail no matter what time of day or season I ride. It is becoming very popular with all ages, bikers and walkers alike. This trail meanders through the woods, along the Wolf River connecting either to Shelby Farms or Germantown, depending where you start.There are dips and curves which makes for a fun ride. There are many parking spots to "jump on" the trail along Wolf River Blvd. I personally like to begin in Germantown. There are well maintained bathroom facilities toward the Germantown end of the trail. Seeing wildlife is likely. An added plus is that it connects to Shelby Farms where there are other trails for extended rides.
Ran here while visiting in Germantown last week.Beautiful run.
This is a beautiful little trail that connects the Germantown Greenway with Shelby Farms Park and the Shelby Farms Greenline. It's possible to ride about 15 miles one-way on these connecting trails. It's very busy on weekends. Trail users are still learning multi-use trail etiquette -- stay to the right, single file when there's traffic, bikes calling out before passing, etc. There are more connecting trails planned in the Memphis area.
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