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Forks of the River WMA

Accessible

Birding

Cycling

Greenway

Hiking

Running

Wildflowers

Wildlife Viewing

Trails

Within Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness; diverse terrain comprised of hardwood forests, hedgerows, and old fields – home to a variety of wildlife and songbird activity; the South Loop trails wind from Ijams Quarry Trails along the paved Will Skelton Greenway, skirting the Tennessee River and the fields of the WMA;  greenway ends at the woods edge and merges onto the Whaley Trail along the river to the Anderson School Trail;  trails can be accessed from McClure Lane, Burnett Creek Road or by way of Ijams Nature Center on the Will Skelton Greenway

Note: The Perimeter Trails (Whaley Trail, West Perimeter and Will Skelton Greenway) are marked with red blaze and hiker/bike symbols and is open to all users. It does not require a High Impact Conservation Permit. This trail is open year-round.

Hunting: The wildlife management area is opened to hunting as seasons apply.
Sept. 1 – May 31: All interior areas and trails are open to licensed hunters only.
June 1 – August 31: Interior trails are open for all users. Bikers are required to have a High Impact Conservation Permit.
For more information visit TWRA

Connects: Ijams Nature Center & QuarriesWill Skelton GreenwayKnoxville’s Urban Wilderness

ADDRESS

3140 McClure Lane
Knoxville, TN 37920

5907 Burnett Creek Road
Knoxville, TN 37920

PHONE

Greenways and Trails

Nature Trail: 5.4 miles Paved Trail: 3.57 miles linear

AMENITIES

Trails, greenway, wildflowers, birding, wildlife viewing, hiking, bicycling, running

HOURS

Open Sunrise to Sunset

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