7171 Mullins Station Road
Memphis, TN 38134
Shelby Farms is a wonderful place to take the family for fun and relaxation. Just east of Memphis in Shelby County, the 4,500 acres park holds claim to being the largest urban park in the United States. Several opportunities for recreation are available. Some of these include walking, running, hiking, biking, roller blading, fishing, sailing, and horseback riding. The Lucius E. Burch Jr. State Natural Area comprises much of the area south of the main Shelby Farms area. The area extends from Germantown Road all the way to I-40, excluding a small section just south of the Walnut Grove Bridge. It's made up of 1,000 acres of bottomland hardwood forest and wetlands.
A 1.67-mile, multi-use paved trail (loop). This trail loops around Patriot Lake adjacent to the Visitor center.
A 3-mile, multi-use paved trail (loop). This 8' wide paved loop that takes you past the bison range, over and around Chickasaw Lake, along Mullin Station road, thru the playground area and past Pine Lake before returning you back to the Visitor Center. The scenery is great and the travel is gentle with a few hills. There are benches conveniently located along the trail, each offering some great scenery.
A 6-mile, singletrack & Fireroad dirt path (loop). This trail is primarily for off-road biking through some of the park's wooded areas and open fields. Its rolling terrain has a few climbs and some fast descents, making it a great course for all skill levels. Start below the Visitors center just off Farm Rd. Ride up the rangers' road to the top of the hill then just follow the signs.
A 10K, off-road & paved path trail (loop). This trail was used for the World Police and Fire Games.
A 4-mile, multi-use paved trail (point-to-point). This trail is located on the South side of Walnut Grove road within the Lucius E. Burch Natural Area. The path takes you east toward Germantown Road through the farmland of Agricenter International and behind Duck's Unlimited national headquarters. The trail ends at a parking lot adjacent to the Wolf River, just off Germantown Parkway.
A 4-mile, singletrack dirt path (point-to-point). Exit the main park entrance, go across Farm Road and follow Silo Road (fireroad) for about a half mile to the trailhead just under and past the Walnut Grove Road Bridge. This trail winds through the woods of the Lucius E. Burch Natural Area along the Wolf River and ends at a parking lot just off Germantown Parkway.
A 4-mile, single track dirt path (point-to-point). Exit the main park entrance, go across Farm Road and follow Silo Road (fireroad) for about a half mile to the trailhead just under and past the Walnut Grove Road Bridge. This trail winds through the wetlands of the Lucius E. Burch Natural Area. It ends at a parking lot just off Germantown Parkway.
A 4-mle, singletrack dirt path (point-to-point). From the parking lot off Germantown Parkway, go towards the Wolf River and follow the path left, go across the creek and under the bridge.