1. Warner Park Mountain Bike Trail

Trail: 8 miles, terrain

With a trailhead at the Percy Warner Park Golf Course, Warner Park Mountain Bike Trail is essential for West Nashville cyclists. The trail includes nearly eight miles of single-track trails for all skill levels, including 2.2 miles of beginner trails, 4.5 miles of intermediate trails and a half-mile trail for advanced riders. Up for a challenge? Percy Warner has an 11.2 mile loop that takes riders on hilly terrain through the forest. Nashville’s other mountain bike trails include Bells Bend, Cane Ridge and Hamilton Creek.

Location: Trailhead begins at Percy Warner Park Golf Course, 1221 Forrest Park Drive, and the Deep Well park entrance (off Highway 100)

Best suited for: All levels

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2. Natchez Trace Parkway North

Trail: 14 miles, paved

While there’s no shortage of bike trails within city limits, Natchez Trace Parkway North is a quiet ride through the countryside. The Trace begins near Loveless Café in Bellevue and extends 444 miles to Natchez, Mississippi. While the entire route requires major stamina, a 14-mile scenic journey leads you across the 1,648-foot-long Double Arch Bridge to the quaint, rural village of Leiper’s Fork in Williamson County. The lack of commercial traffic gives cyclists peace of mind as they make their way through the curvy landscape.

Best suited for: Intermediate and advanced

3. Music City Bikeway

Trail: 26 miles, varied terrain

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The Music City Bikeway is a 26-mile bicycle route that utilizes the greenway systems and bike lanes to guide you from Percy Warner Park to Percy Priest Dam. Along the way, riders will pass by Bicentennial Mall, Cumberland River and stretches of Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Stones River Greenway. Before taking on the entire journey, remember that about 14 miles is paved greenway and removed from traffic, while the remaining route consists of bike lanes and shared roadway. But with various connectors along the way, cyclists can easily customize the length of their ride.

Best suited for: All levels

Location: Tennessee Highway 100 at milepost 442

Best suited for: Intermediate and advanced

4. Richland Creek Greenway: McCabe Loop

Trail: 3.8 miles, paved

Richland Creek Greenway is just a small fraction of Nashville’s overall greenway system spanning more than 80 miles throughout the city’s parks and trails. This nearly four-mile stretch is easily accessible and not far from shopping centers along White Bridge and Harding. If you’re looking for a longer ride, the greenway connects to the 26-mile Music City Bikeway that runs across the city.

Location: 4617 Sloan Rd.; 101 46th Avenue N.; 22 White Bridge Rd.; 230 Kenner Avenue N.;

Best suited for: Beginner and intermediate

5. Centennial Park

Trail: 2.3 miles, paved

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Centennial Park isn’t off the beaten path. In fact, the 132-acre park is located within the heart of Nashville’s West End neighborhood and is home to The Parthenon and dozens of annual events. The park offers flat terrain, lakeside views and two B-cycle stations to rent a bike, making it the perfect spot to cruise on a Saturday afternoon. Hosting out-of-town cyclists? Centennial is the place to go for a touristy ride.

Location: 2500 West End Ave, Nashville

Best suited for: Beginner