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Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

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HIGHLIGHTS:

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 Trails, Baker Creek Preserve, Forks of the River WMA, Fort Dickerson Park, Fort Dickerson Quarry, Ijams Nature Center, Meads Quarry, Marie Myers Park, William Hastie Natural Area, Will Skelton Greenway, Navitat Zipline Canopy Adventure

Park Map

Park Information

Location & Contact

South

Trailheads

Anderson School Trails: 4808 Prospect Lane, Knoxville, TN 37920
Baker Creek Preserve: 3700 Lancaster Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920
Forks of the River WMA: 3140 McClure Lane, Knoxville, TN 37920
Forks of the River WMA: – 5907 Burnett Creek Road, Knoxville, TN 37920
Fort Dickerson Park: 3079 and 3096 Fort Dickerson Road, Knoxville, TN 37920
Fort Dickerson Quarry: 530 Augusta Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920
Ijams Nature Center :2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920
Ijams Quarries: 3518 Island Home Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920William Hastie Natural Area: 1302 Margaret Road, Knoxville, TN 37920

City of Knoxville Trails website

 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311

Features & Amenities

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

Park Size

1000 acres

Greenway & Trails

Paved Greenway: 3.57 miles linear

Natural Trails: 50 miles

Type: single track, old roads

Difficulty: easy to difficult

Hours of Operation

Open Sunrise to Sunset

Resources

Anderson School Trail Map
Baker Creek Preserve Trail Map
Forks of the River Trail Map
Fort Dickerson Trail Map
Ijams Nature Center and Quarries Trail Map
William Hastie Natural Area Trail Map

Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness Map

Bicycling

Bicycling

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Birding

Birding

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Disc Golf

Disc Golf

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Fishing

Fishing

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Hiking

Hiking

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Paddling

Paddling

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

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Running / Walking

Running / Walking

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Skateboarding

Skateboarding

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers

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