Bells Bend Loop

Nashville, Tennessee

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Talk about turning bad into good. The city of Nashville purchased the Bells Bend area back in 1989 for use as a landfill. Luckily, former mayor Bill Purcell had other ideas for this scenic tract on the banks of the Cumberland, and two decades later we have a scenic park with hiking trails. Bells Bend Park is the setting for this loop hike along the banks of the Cumberland River. It travels through rolling fields and alongside the big river, where you can enjoy vistas of hills and bluffs before returning to the trailhead. Opened in 2007, the park also has a nature center.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Nashville - 4th Edition

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Nashville - 4th Edition

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

Talk about turning bad into good. The city of Nashville purchased the Bells Bend area back in 1989 for use as a landfill. Luckily, former mayor Bill Purcell had other ideas for this scenic tract on the banks of the Cumberland, and two decades later we have a scenic park with hiking trails.

Bells Bend Park is the setting for this loop hike along the banks of the Cumberland River. It travels through rolling fields and alongside the big river, where you can enjoy vistas of hills and bluffs before returning to the trailhead. Opened in 2007, the park also has a nature center.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Nashville
Distance: 2.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.3 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 615-862-4187; tinyurl.com/bellsbendpark
Local Maps: USGS Scottsboro; at tinyurl.com/bellsbendmap
Driving Directions: Directions to Bells Bend Loop

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