Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Memphis area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee map area

Memphis, Tennessee

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Big River Crossing

Main to Main Connector

Martin Luther King Jr. Riverside Park Trail

Memphis Riverwalk

Mississippi Greenbelt

Mud Island Trails

Overton Park Trail

Shelby Farms Greenline

V & E Greenline



Memphis is located along the Mississippi River in the far southeastern corner of the State of Tennessee. There are several recreational trail systems for bike riding and walking within Memphis and the surrounding communities.

Memphis Riverwalk

The Memphis Riverwalk is located adjacent to Downtown Memphis and stretches between Martyrs Park and Union Avenue. This area has lovely views of the Mississippi River with its bridges and boat and barge traffic. The trails go through Tom Lee Park and past Beale Street Landing and there is a pedestrian bridge that crosses over to South Bluff Drive. This area has attractive landscaping, sculptures, benches, restaurants and several locations to park.

Big River Crossing & Main to Main Connector

The Big River Crossing is a bridge across the Mississippi River for bicycles and pedestrians that crosses from Downtown Memphis to Arkansas. The bridge parallels an active railroad bridge and the Memphis Arkansas Bridge.

The east side of the Big River Crossing trail allows for a connection to the Memphis Riverwalk at Martyrs Park. The west side of the Big River Crossing trail connects to the Main to Main Connector which is a mile long paved pathway that reaches to Bridgeport Road.

Mud Island Trails

Mud Island is located under the bridge for Interstate 40 and is just north of Downtown Memphis. There is a pedestrian bridge to get over to the island from Civic Center Plaza. The island has an amphitheater and walking paths.

Mississippi Greenbelt

The Mississippi Greenbelt is a 1.5-mile long paved pathway along the north end of Mud Island that spans from the AW Willis Bridge to N. Mud Island Road. The trail can be reached from the pedestrian lanes on the AW Willis Bridge or from N. Mud Island Road. There are parking areas at each end.

V & E Greenline Trail

The V & E Greenline Trail is a 1.7-mile long paved pathway that spans between N. Watkins Street at North Parkway to Springdale Street near Vollintine Avenue. The trail follows an abandoned railroad corridor and goes past Rhodes College.

Overton Park Trails

Overton Park is located adjacent to North Parkway and East Parkway. There are over two miles of pathways in the park which wander through the thickly wooded areas, the Lenox Bayou, the Brooks Museum and the Memphis College of Art. This is also the location of the Memphis Zoo.

Shelby Farms Greenline

The Shelby Farms Greenline Trail is a 6.6-mile long paved pathway located on the east side of the Memphis Urban area. The trail follows an abandoned railroad corridor and cuts through residential neighborhoods, tucks under Interstate 240, crosses the Wolf River, goes past the Shelby County offices and stops at Farm Road in Cordova.

The west end of the Shelby Farms Greenline Trail is located along Tilman Street to the north of Walnut Grove Road. The east end is located along Mullins Station Road at Farm Road. At its east end, the Shelby Farms Greenline Trail meets up with the trails at Shelby Farms Park.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Memphis, Tennessee.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Tennessee

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Tennessee.

Many additional recreational trails are displayed on the maps for the cities within Tennessee.