Hiking

Most all the parks around the city and county of Knoxville offer great paved and natural surface trails for walking and short hikes, but if you’re looking for a more robust hike, lace up your boots and head to one of our featured hiking trails.

Check our calendar for upcoming group hikes.

UT Research Park

University of Tennessee Research Park HIGHLIGHTS: Trails, green spaces, an amphitheater, with beautiful vistas and an archaeological preserve; 2.2-mile Knox Blount Greenway winds along [...]

Worthington Cemetery Trail

Worthington Cemetery Trail HIGHLIGHTS: Located in Elza Gate Park, this scenic trail is noted for its unusual cedar barren habitat; features an old [...]

UT Arboretum Trails

UT Arboretum Walking Trails HIGHLIGHTS: 250-acre Research and Education Center featuring 2,500 native and exotic woody plant specimens that represent 800 species, varieties, [...]

Trotter Bluff SWA Trails

Trotter Bluff Small Wild Area Trails HIGHLIGHTS: The bluff itself is a 400-foot cliff that overlooks the French Broad River; 30 acres of [...]

River Bluff SWA Trails

River Bluff Small Wild Area Trails HIGHLIGHTS: On the western side of the Clinch River below Norris Dam, the trail loops a 3.2 [...]

North Ridge Trails

North Ridge Trails HIGHLIGHTS: National Recreation Trail, designated in 1973; 7.8 mile of natural trail traverses ridge-side woodland and creeks; excellent wildflower and [...]

North Boundary Trails

North Boundary Trails HIGHLIGHTS: 16 miles of singletrack and gravel paths pass through ridge-top woodlands, bluffs, and creek-side habitats showcasing a variety of [...]

Norris Watershed Trails

Norris Watershed Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Just under 30 miles of moderate to strenuous trails snake up and over the hills and wind along the [...]