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Meads Quarry

Accessible

Birding

Climbing

Cycling

Fishing

Greenway

Hiking

Paddling

Restrooms

Running

Shelter

Wildflowers

Wildlife Viewing

Trails

Picnic Area

Swimming

Located within Ijams Nature Center’s 315-acre wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness; 25-acre, 80 foot deep quarry lake offers fishing, paddling and swimming; 10 miles of natural trails wander through the rugged terrain at Ross Marble and Meads Quarries, past unique rock formations and scenic overlooks.

Seasonal bikes, SUP, canoe and kayak rentals are available from River Sports Outfitters

Connects: Knoxville’s Urban WildernessIjams Nature Center, Will Skelton Greenway

ADDRESS

Nature Center
2915 Island Home Ave.

Quarry Parking
3518 Island Home Pike

PHONE

Greenways and Trails

Paved Trails: 3.57 + .25 miles Natural Trails: 12.3 miles Difficulty: easy to moderate

AMENITIES

Trails, Greenway, Hiking, Cycling, Running, Fishing, Paddling, Swimming, Climbing, Zip-Line, Picnic, Shelter, Restrooms, Accessible, Bike and Boat Rentals during summer months

HOURS

Open Sunrise to Sunset

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