Baker-Creek-Preserve-Layout-600A Kid’s Pump Track and Loop Trail will be the next addition to Baker Creek Preserve thanks to grants to Legacy Parks Foundation and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC) from national co-op REI. This continues a three-year partnership with REI and the two organizations to expand recreational opportunities and create greater access in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.

These new features will provide a place for kids to learn to mountain bike and venture into the woods. This will be the only kids-only trail and track in the area. The Baker Creek location offers eight additional trails and connects into the forty-plus miles within the Urban Wilderness South Loop — allowing kids to progress up to more challenging trails as they improve and choose.

The Kids Pump Track and Loop Trail will be located at the entrance of Baker Creek Preserve adjacent to an adventure playground opening next month. The adventure play area is made possible by grants from the Siddiqi Foundation and  donated design, materials and labor from Earthadelic and Merit Construction, plus exceptional assistance from the City of Knoxville.