Sunday, August 20, 2023

Wolf River Trails

Shelby Farms Park
Shelby Co.,

Total Time: 1 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.7 Miles

Hiking Trails:
Wolf River Greenway
Yellow Trail: Yellow blaze
Blue Trail: Blue blaze

Pros: Quiet and scenic area in urban place
Cons: Trails are not well-marked, bikers on the trails
Hike Type: Lollipop Loop
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Google Maps of Parking:

I was in Memphis for the weekend visiting a family friend. We were staying right near Shelby Farms Park, once of the largest urban parks in the country, and I noticed there were hiking trails in the area. It was very hot, with temperatures in the upper 90's by the end of the hike. I was in the shade most of the time and made sure to stay well hydrated.

I parked at the Wolf River Greenway Parking Lot, and took the trail across the bridge over the Wolf River, one of the tributaries in of the Mississippi River, and then took the Yellow Trail. Once I reached Walnut Grove Road, I took the Blue Trail to the Yellow Trail, which I took to the sandbar along the Wolf River. I took the Yellow Trail back to the Blue Trail, to the bridge and back to my car.

Map of the Route

Wolf River Greenway Trail

Wolf River

Wolf River Bridge

Yellow Trail

Wolf River Sandbar

Skink on the Log

Wolf River Bridge

Pond at the Parking Area

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