This bicycle route (Nashville to Threet) 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 88 or 102 miles on the Parkway from Nashville, TN (milepost 442) to Collinwood, TN (milepost 355) or Threet, AL (milepost 341)
  • 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 near Nashville, TN
    • Biking on the Parkway:
      during the day from milepost 442 to milepost 341
    • After Biking on the Parkway:
      in the afternoon/evening in Collinwood, TN and Threet, AL
  • Links to complete Natchez Trace Parkway 442 Mile, North to South Itinerary Routes that this one day route is part of

Ride Stats:

milepost 442 to milepost 355:

  • Miles on Parkway: 87.6
  • Elevation Gain:
    5,392 feet (avg. 61.6 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 8.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    5,002 feet (avg. 57.1 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -8.1%

milepost 442 to milepost 341:

  • Miles on Parkway: 101.9
  • Elevation Gain:
    5,549 feet (avg. 54.5 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 8.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    5,552 feet (avg. 54.5 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -8.0%

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:
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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:
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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 341)

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

RidewithGPS route of the Parkway from milepost 442 to milepost 341 that includes the following points of interest and guidance:
ridewithgps.com/routes/43666070
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 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 407.7 - Gordon House and Duck River Ferry Site
    Top 30, Restroom, Old Trace, Indian History, Hiking Trail, Picnic Area
  • Milepost 405.1 - Baker Bluff Overlook
    Top 30, Hiking Trail, Scenic Overlook
  • Milepost 404.7 - Jackson Falls
    Top 30, Restroom (currently closed), Hiking Trail, Waterfall, Picnic Area
  • Milepost 391.9 - Fall Hollow Waterfall
    Top 30, Hiking Trail, Waterfall
  • 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 - TN Hwy 20 exit
    Market 1.3 miles east of Parkway
  • Milepost 382.8 - Metal Ford and Buffalo River
    Top 30, Hiking Trail, Picnic Area, Old Trace
  • Milepost 380.8 - Napier Road exit
    Market 0.5 miles east of Parkway
  • Milepost 377.8 - Jacks Branch
    Restroom, Picnic Area
  • Milepost 375.8 - Old Trace Drive
    Top 30, Old Trace, Hiking Trail
  • Milepost 370 - US 64 West exit
    Market 0.9 miles west of Parkway
  • Milepost 364.5 - Glenrock Branch
    Top 30, Restroom, Picnic Area
  • Milepost 355 - Collinwood, Tennessee
    End of the Day on the Parkway (if staying overnight in Collinwood) - exit at Wayne County Welcome Center exit - Downtown Collinwood 0.1 mile west of Parkway
    Follow one of the "Lodging" routes to your Collinwood overnight stay!
  • Or, continue biking further south into Alabama.
  • Milepost 351 - TN Hwy 13 exit
    Market 0.1 mile east of Parkway
  • Milepost 341.8 - Tennessee - Alabama state line
  • Milepost 341 - Threet, AL
    End of the Day on the Parkway - exit at Lauderdale County Road 10 exit - Threet, AL community west of Parkway
    Follow the Farmhouse Sanctuary B&B "Lodging" bicycle route to your overnight stay!

After Biking on the Parkway
(in the afternoon/evening near milepost 355 and milepost 341)

Milepost 355 - Collinwood, TN just off the Parkway - Lodging with Bicycle Route from Parkway, Camping, Food and Featured Points of Interest Options:

Lodging:

Butler's Cottage
Vacation Rental - 1 Cottage/3 Beds/Sleeps 5 - Cottage has living room, deck, kitchenette and 1.5 bathrooms.
Route: Bike or Drive 0.7 miles west from Parkway exit (Wayne County Welcome Center at milepost 355) - RidewithGPS Route
Food: Breakfast is not included. The cottage is stocked with coffee. The cottage has a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.
More Info:
Overview Description
Accommodations and Rates
Cyclist Amenities

The Collinwood Suite
Vacation Rental - 1 Cottage/2 Beds/Sleeps 4 - This private, cozy studio is perfect for anyone traveling the Natchez Trace Parkway on bicycle.
Route: Bike or Drive 0.3 miles west from Parkway exit (Wayne County Welcome Center at milepost 355) - RidewithGPS Route
Food: Breakfast is not served. The suite is stocked with Coffee, Bottled Water, Seltzer Water, Yogurt, Granola Bars and Farm Fresh Eggs. The suite has a fully equipped kitchen.
More Info:
Overview Description
Accommodations and Rates
Cyclist Amenities

Campgrounds along/near the Parkway:

  • The town of Collinwood, TN has a tent camping area for cyclists located just off the Parkway near the Fire Hall. Inquire at the Welcome Center or the Fire Hall.

Food:

Featured Points of Interest:

Milepost 341 - Threet, AL west of the Parkway - Lodging with Bicycle Route from Parkway, Camping and Featured Points of Interest Options:

Lodging:

Farmhouse Sanctuary B&B
Bed & Breakfast - 5 Guest Rooms/7 Beds/Sleeps 10 - Farm estate located just off the Parkway near the TN/AL state line and the Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall.
Route: Bike or Drive 1.3 miles west from Parkway exit (Lauderdale County Road 10 at milepost 341) - RidewithGPS Route
Food: Guests enjoy a full breakfast including fresh eggs provided by the farm's chickens. A coffee maker, tea kettle and small fridge are available for guests to use. A wood-fired oven can bake fresh pizzas and breads (with advance notice - great for cyclists biking without a vehicle).
More Info:
Overview Description
Accommodations and Rates
Cyclist Amenities

Campgrounds along/near the Parkway:

  • Colbert Ferry Bicycle-Only Campground - The park service has a bicycle only, "primitive" campground at the Colbert Ferry site (milepost 327.3). Free tent camping only for cyclists biking the parkway.

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