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 61 miles on the Parkway from Fly / Santa Fe, TN (milepost 416) to Collinwood, TN (milepost 355)
  • 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 Fly / Santa Fe, TN
    • Biking on the Parkway:
      during the day from milepost 416 to milepost 355
    • After Biking on the Parkway:
      in the afternoon/evening near Collinwood, TN
  • Links to complete Natchez Trace Parkway "Out and Back" Itinerary Routes that this one day route is part of

Ride Stats:

  • Miles on Parkway: 60.9
  • Elevation Gain:
    3,434 feet (avg. 56.4 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 8.7%
  • Elevation Loss:
    3,192 feet (avg. 52.4 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -7.8%

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 416)

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

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 to Parkway entrance (TN Hwy 7 at milepost 416) - RidewithGPS Route

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:

Biking on the Parkway
(during the day from milepost 416 to milepost 355)

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

RidewithGPS route of the Parkway from milepost 416 to milepost 355 that includes the following points of interest and guidance:
ridewithgps.com/routes/44739307
You can download the route to your phone!

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

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:

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