This bicycle route (Nashville to Fly / Santa Fe) is one day of several different Natchez Trace Parkway 442 Mile, North to South (Nashville to Natchez) Itinerary Routes.

Overview Map:

  • Lodging option(s) and Bicycle Route(s):
    to the Parkway for the night BEFORE biking this section
  • Parkway route in Red:
    bike south 27 miles on the Parkway from Nashville, TN (milepost 442) to Fly / Santa Fe, TN (milepost 416)
  • Bicycle Route(s) and Lodging option(s):
    from the Parkway for the night AFTER biking this section
  • Below the Overview Map:
    click on Points of Interest categories (food, restrooms, etc.) to add them to the map
  • Click on any of the Points of Interest for more info.
  • Click on any of the Routes:
    Parkway in Red, lodging routes in other colors - to view a preview and detailed route

Below the Overview Map:

Ride Stats:

  • Miles on Parkway: 26.7
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,964 feet (avg. 73.6 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 8.6%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,802 feet (avg. 67.5 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -6.9%

Click any of the above Points of Interest categories to display them on the map.

Click on green links for more information.

Before Biking on the Parkway
(in the morning near milepost 442)

Lodging (night before) options with Bicycle Route to Parkway, Camping, Food, Bicycle Shop and Extended Vehicle Parking:

Lodging:

Hummingbird Haven B&B
Vacation Rental/B&B - 1 Cabin/3 Beds/Sleeps 5 - Get away from it all at this cabin built in 1952.
Route: Bike or Drive 8.3 miles to Parkway entrance (TN Hwy 96 at milepost 437.5) - RidewithGPS Route
Food: Breakfast is not served. The cabin's kitchen is stocked with breakfast foods for you to prepare on your own timetable.
More Info:
Overview Description
Accommodations and Rates
Cyclist Amenities

Timber Ridge Cabin and Carriage House
Vacation Rental - 2 Rental Units/3 Beds,2 Foldout Sofas,1 Air Mattress/Sleeps 12 - 2 Night Minimum Stay - On 9 wooded acres. 6 miles from both downtown Franklin and Leiper’s Fork.
Route: Bike or Drive 2.5 miles to Parkway entrance (TN Hwy 96 at milepost 437.5) - RidewithGPS Route
Food: Breakfast is not included. There are no restaurants or markets within walking or a short bike ride. You can bring food to prepare in the kitchen or you can get a Uber ride to restaurants in Franklin or Leiper's Fork.
More Info:
Overview Description
Accommodations and Rates
Cyclist Amenities

The three closest hotels (4.5 miles from the Northern Terminus in the One Bellevue Place area) are Home2 Suites by Hilton (855-618-4702), Microtel Inn & Suites (615-662-3133) and Hampton Inn (615-662-0004) that you can bike to the from the Parkway (bike path on Sawyer Brown Road).

Camping:

  • No campgrounds near the Northern Terminus.

Food:

Bicycle Shop:

  • Trace Bikes
    1.3 miles east of Parkway's Northern Terminus (milepost 442) at 8080B Highway 100, Nashville

Extended Vehicle Parking:

You may need to leave your vehicle(s) somewhere near the Northern Terminus while you bike the Parkway. Unfortunately, there are no public parking areas right at the Northern Terminus. But, there are a couple options:

  • Best option is to leave your vehicle(s) wherever you are staying the night before:
    • Hummingbird Haven B&B - You can leave your vehicle at Hummingbird Haven while you bike (parking fee).
    • If you are staying at one of the One Bellevue Place hotels - check with them about leaving your vehicle there while you bike.
  • On the Parkway there is a huge parking area at milepost 440 (there is a Milepost 440 Parking Area "point of interest" on the above map). This parking area is mainly used by "day cyclists" and cyclists biking the entire Parkway as a unloading/staging area. And, many cyclists have left their vehicle(s) there while they bike the Parkway. The park service allows cyclists to park there and other parking areas "at their own risk" and you must inform the park service about your vehicle. For more information, go to: www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/extended-vehicle-parking.htm. (The picture of a parking area on the park service page shows about 1/5th of the parking area at milepost 440.)

Biking on the Parkway
(during the day from milepost 442 to milepost 416)

Along/Near the Parkway - Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites and Exits with Services Nearby:

RidewithGPS route of the Parkway from milepost 442 to milepost 416 that includes the following points of interest and guidance:
ridewithgps.com/routes/43484639
You can download the route to your phone!

  • Milepost 442 - Northern Terminus
    Start of the Day on the Parkway - entrance TN Hwy 100 - Market and Restaurants 0.1 miles east of Parkway, Bicycle Shop 1.3 miles east of Parkway
  • Milepost 438.0 - Double Arch Bridge
    Top 30, Scenic Overlook, Modern Marvel
  • Milepost 437.2 - Timberland Park
    Top 30, Restroom, Hiking Trail, Picnic Area
  • Milepost 428 - TN Hwy 46 (Leiper's Fork Historic Village) exit
    Markets and Restaurants 0.8 to 1.7 miles east of Parkway
  • Milepost 427.6 - Garrison Creek
    Top 30, Restroom, Picnic Area, Hiking & Horseback Trail
  • Milepost 416 - Fly / Santa Fe, Tennessee area
    End of the Day on the Parkway - exit at TN Hwy 7 exit - Fly community 1 mile east of Parkway, Santa Fe, TN 3 miles east of Parkway
    Follow the "Lodging" route to Creekview Farm Retreat!

After Biking on the Parkway
(in the afternoon/evening near milepost 416)

Milepost 416 - Fly / Santa Fe, TN east of the Parkway - Lodging with Bicycle Route from Parkway, Camping, Food and Featured Points of Interest Options:

Lodging:

Creekview Farm Retreat B&B
Bed & Breakfast - 3 Guest Rooms/3 Beds/Sleeps 6 - Only 3 miles from the Parkway and an hour south of Nashville. Private getaway on a working farm.
Route: Bike or Drive 3.5 miles south from Parkway exit (TN Hwy 7 at milepost 416) - RidewithGPS Route
Food: Breakfast is not prepared or served to guests. But, the fully equipped kitchen is stocked with continental breakfast items for guests to prepare (with advance request, dinner food items can be available). There are a few restaurants about 3 to 5 miles away if you have a support vehicle.
More Info:
Overview Description
Accommodations and Rates
Cyclist Amenities

Campgrounds along/near the Parkway:

  • Tennessee Highway 50 Bicycle-only Campground - The park service has a bicycle only, "primitive" campground near the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail parking area and trailhead (off of TN Hwy 50 @ milepost 408). Free tent camping only for cyclists biking the parkway.

Food:

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