This bicycle route (Hohenwald to Fly / Santa Fe) is one day of several different Natchez Trace Parkway 442 Mile, South to North (Natchez to Nashville) 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 north 30 miles on the Parkway from Hohenwald, TN (milepost 385.9) 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:

  • Information and Links:
    • Before Biking on the Parkway:
      in the morning in/near Hohenwald, TN
    • Biking on the Parkway:
      during the day from milepost 385.9 to milepost 416
    • After Biking on the Parkway:
      in the afternoon/evening in Fly / Santa Fe, TN
  • Links to complete Natchez Trace Parkway 442 Mile, South to North Itinerary Routes that this one day route is part of

Ride Stats:

  • Miles on Parkway: 29.9
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,988 feet (avg. 66.5 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 8.3%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,075 feet (avg. 69.4 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -9.7%

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 385.9)

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

Lodging:

High Forest Farms I
Vacation Rental - 2 Homes/4 Beds/Sleeps 8 - Two vacation rental, whole home upscale properties on a 16-acre farm near the parkway.
Route: Bike or Drive 1.3 miles to Parkway entrance (Meriwether Lewis/TN Hwy 20 at milepost 385.9) - RidewithGPS Route

High Forest Farms II
Vacation Rental - 2 Homes/15 Beds/Sleeps 24 - Two vacation rental, whole home upscale properties on a 120-acre farm near the parkway.
Route: Bike or Drive 2.9 miles to Parkway entrance (Meriwether Lewis/TN Hwy 20 at milepost 385.9) - RidewithGPS Route

Miss Scarlett's B&B
Bed & Breakfast - 3 Guest Rooms/3 Beds/Sleeps 6 - On 45 acres less than a mile off the Parkway at the Meriwether Lewis exit.
Route: Bike or Drive 0.8 miles to Parkway entrance (Meriwether Lewis/TN Hwy 20 at milepost 385.9) - RidewithGPS Route

Small Town Haven
Vacation Rental - 2 Homes/6 Beds/Sleeps 10 - Two whole-house vacation rentals between the Parkway and downtown Hohenwald.
Route: Bike or Drive 4.6 miles to Parkway entrance (Meriwether Lewis/TN Hwy 20 at milepost 385.9) - RidewithGPS Route

High Forest Guesthouse
Vacation Rental - 2 Guest Rooms/4 Beds/Sleeps 8 - 1920s restored bungalow in downtown Hohenwald historic area. 2 suites - one suite with 3 bedrooms.
Route: Bike or Drive 6.9 miles to Parkway entrance (Meriwether Lewis/TN Hwy 20 at milepost 385.9) - RidewithGPS Route

Meriwether's Retreat B&B
Bed & Breakfast - 2 Guest Rooms/3 Beds/Sleeps 5 - In historic downtown Hohenwald near restaurants and museums. Can shuttle cyclists from/to Parkway.
Route: Bike or Drive 6.9 miles to Parkway entrance (Meriwether Lewis/TN Hwy 20 at milepost 385.9) - RidewithGPS Route

Note: High Forest Guesthouse and Meriwether’s Retreat are across the street from each other.

Campgrounds along/near the Parkway:

Food:

Biking on the Parkway
(during the day from milepost 385.9 to milepost 416)

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

RidewithGPS route of the Parkway from milepost 385.9 to milepost 416 that includes the following points of interest and guidance:
ridewithgps.com/routes/43527729
You can download the route to your phone!

  • Milepost 385.9 - TN Hwy 20 exit
    Market 1.3 miles east of Parkway
  • Milepost 385.9 - Meriwether Lewis Death & Burial Site
    Top 30, Restroom, Hiking Trail, History/Nature Exhibit, Old Trace, Picnic Area, Bicycle Repair Station
  • Milepost 385.9 - Hohenwald, Tennessee
    Start of the Day on the Parkway - entrance TN Hwy 20
  • Milepost 391.9 - Fall Hollow Waterfall
    Top 30, Hiking Trail, Waterfall
  • Milepost 404.7 - Jackson Falls
    Top 30, Restroom (currently closed), Hiking Trail, Waterfall, Picnic Area
  • Milepost 405.1 - Baker Bluff Overlook
    Top 30, Hiking Trail, Scenic Overlook
  • Milepost 407.7 - Gordon House and Duck River Ferry Site
    Top 30, Restroom, Old Trace, Indian History, Hiking Trail, Picnic Area
  • Milepost 408 - TN Hwy 50 exit
    Market 0.6 miles west of Parkway / Market/Restaurant (currently closed for renovations) 1.1 miles west of Parkway
  • 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:

Featured Points of Interest:

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