Outdoor Adventures in Memphis, TN
Outdoor adventures in Memphis are waiting! RootsRated’s local experts explore the very best destinations for hiking, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, paddling and more. Whether you are searching for a quick outing or a multi-day adventure, RootsRated has an insider’s look at the top trails and destinations Memphis has to offer.
Sitting along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is well-loved by Tennesseans, especially those in nearby Memphis.
This five-mile urban run to Arkansas and back takes you past the juke joints and historical sites that helped shape the city of grit and grind.
More bayou than lake, the shallow waters of Reelfoot Lake—formed by a series of ferocious earthquakes in the early nineteenth century—echo with the whistling call of the bald and golden eagles who nest here, and are thick with migrating bird species.
Memphis might be the youngest of the major cities in the state of Tennessee, but locals will argue that it has the richest history of them all.
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