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Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Accessible

Birding

Climbing

Cycling

Fishing

Greenway

Hiking

Paddling

Playground

Restrooms

Running

Shelter

Wildflowers

Wildlife Viewing

Trails

Picnic Area

Swimming

Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness is a spectacular outdoor adventure area where you can hike, bike, climb, paddle, or just wander in the woods – all within the heart of the city. Over 50 miles of trails and greenways connect you to a beautiful nature center, pristine lakes, historic sites, dramatic quarries, adventure playgrounds, five city parks, world-class bike park and a 500-acre wildlife area. There’s an adventure for everyone!  Many of the parks provide a start location for road cyclists to ride the backroads.

Connects: Anderson School TrailsBaker Creek PreserveForks of the River WMAFort Dickerson ParkFort Dickerson QuarryIjams Nature CenterIjams CragMeads QuarryMarie Myers ParkWilliam Hastie Natural AreaWill Skelton GreenwayNavitat Zipline Canopy Adventure

ADDRESS

Gateway Park
1250 Tilson Street
Knoxville, TN 37920

Trailheads

Anderson School Trails:
4808 Prospect Lane

Baker Creek Preserve
3700 Lancaster Drive

Forks of the River WMA:
3140 McClure Lane

Forks of the River WMA:
5907 Burnett Creek Road

Fort Dickerson Park
3079 and 3096 Fort Dickerson Road

Fort Dickerson Quarry:
530 Augusta Avenue

Ijams Crag:
2514 Aberdeen Lane

Ijams Nature Center:
2915 Island Home Ave.

Ijams Quarries:
3518 Island Home Pike

William Hastie Natural Area:
1302 Margaret Road

PHONE

Greenways and Trails

Paved Greenway: 3.57 miles linear Natural Trails: 50 miles Type: single track, old roads Difficulty: easy to difficult

AMENITIES

Greenway, Trails, Cycling, Hiking, Running, Climbing, Zip Line, Fishing, Paddling, Restrooms, Accessible

HOURS

Open Sunrise to Sunset

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