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The Piney is a 24-mile long river that flows through Middle Tennessee and provides great paddling and fishing opportunities on certain sections near Nashville.

Written by

Bill Bailey

Destination Distance From Downtown

41.4 miles


3 of 5 diamonds


Time To Complete

1/2 day



Dog Friendly


Fees Permits

None, unless using rental company


The Piney is a 24-mile long river in Middle Tennessee that is perfect for outdoor recreation. It's one of my personal favorites. The Harpeth is great, because it's so close, but if there is a beautiful Saturday or Sunday, I'm off to Piney. It's about an hour from downtown Nashville, and it provides cold, clear water on a small, lovely river. There are lots of beautiful swimming holes, and it is mostly accessible all year round. I put in at the Piney River Road Bridge and take out at the Walter Nunnelly Bridge. This section also has some good fishing, as it's frequently stocked with trout. 

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Piney River

Nashville, TN,
35.932162, -87.468177

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