Cherry blossom trees in Nashville. They are the surest sign of spring that allows us to sigh in relief that winter is truly over. But they are fleeting, in bloom for just two weeks and peaking over a few days. While the Nashville landscape is dappled with cherry trees throughout, there is one almost magical path to view them at their best. Better yet, this route makes a circle, with sidewalks the entire way, so you can drive it, run it, walk it or bike it. Follow the map below and we guarantee smiles for miles! The path brings you through Sylvan Park and Richland West End, with cherry trees, dogwoods and redbuds aplenty.

The Yoshino cherry blossom trees in Nashville are in full bloom and hitting their pique over the next few days. Embrace this display and get out and marvel at how pretty they are! This photo was taken on Princeton Avenue.

The Yoshino cherry blossom trees hit full bloom before other cherry trees. Embrace this display and get out and marvel at how pretty they are! This photo was taken on Princeton Avenue.

On this route we are showcasing today, you'll see many bare trees like these. There are still lots of them, but take note as all of these are the Kwanza cherry trees and they will be in full bloom in just a few weeks.

On this route we are showcasing today, you’ll see hundreds of cherry trees in bloom, but you’ll also see many bare trees like these. Take note, as all of these are the Kwanzan cherry trees, and they will be in full bloom just after the Yoshinos. And, dogwood are in bloom at the same time.

Kwanzan Cherry Tree with Dogwood

This picture, which was taken a few years ago, shows an example of the Kwanzan cherry tree. See the small dogwood in bloom on the right? These trees are typically in bloom at the same time, well beyond any dangers of frost.

Cherry Blossoms in Nashville: Your Route for Spectacular Viewing

This map brings you through Sylvan Park, starting at the intersection of Nebraska and 46th and winds you through the back roads of the Richland-West End historic neighborhood and then back to your starting point. There must have been some good planning decades ago to intentionally line these streets to shine in spring … many of these trees are huge!

Cherry Blossom Map Nashville

This four-mile loop, with sidewalks the entire way, offers perfect views of early-blooming cherry trees in Nashville. View the map online here.

Things to note:

  • If you want to walk or run, there are sidewalks for this entire four-mile route.
  • You can park on the streets by the McCabe Park Community Center.
  • This route is lined with hundreds of in-bloom Yoshino cherry trees. Note that about 1 1/2 blocks of Richland Avenue has none of these trees in bloom, as the variety planted on this stretch is the later-blooming Kwanzan cherry tree.
  • Each time you make a turn or pass an intersection, look down the cross streets, as trees are in bloom everywhere!
  • If you drive this route, drive slowly. These are neighborhoods with kids at play, dogs that get loose, etc.

For eats, shopping and more, check out our guide to Sylvan Park.

Cherry Blossoms trees in Nashville: this photo was taken near the traffic light at 46th and Nebraska in Sylvan Park.

This was taken near the traffic light at 46th and Nebraska in Sylvan Park.

Cherry Blossoms trees in Nashville

Cherry trees on Central Avenue

Make plans to embrace this gorgeous time in Nashville with some good time spent outdoors enjoying our landscape, bursting in color!

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And, since spring is the perfect time to get outdoors, check out these EIGHT Great Nashville Hikes and take advantage of all the splendor that is Music City, nature style.