Wildflowers blanket the ground along the local greenways and the trails in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, just minutes from downtown. The beautiful trails weave through the lush forest and by a pond where you might just glimpse a turtle or colorful birds too.

Collier Preserve

Collier Preserve HIGHLIGHTS: Features include an ADA walkway, nature path, native plants garden, arboretum, birding platform, a kayak rest stop on Beaver Creek [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Norris Songbird Trail SWA

Norris Songbird Trail State Wildlife Observation Area HIGHLIGHTS: The scenic trail contours the Clinch River providing a variety of habitats for many songbirds [...]

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