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Forks of the River WMA

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HIGHLIGHTS:

Within Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness; diverse terrain comprised of hardwood forests, hedgerows, and old fields – home to a variety of wildlife and songbird activity; the South Loop trails wind from Ijams Quarry Trails along the paved Will Skelton Greenway, skirting the Tennessee River and the fields of the WMA;  greenway ends at the woods edge and merges onto the Whaley Trail along the river to the Anderson School Trail;  trails can be accessed from McClure Lane, Burnett Creek Road or by way of Ijams Nature Center on the Will Skelton Greenway

Trail Map

Note: The Perimeter Trails (Whaley Trail, West Perimeter and Will Skelton Greenway) are marked with red blaze and hiker/bike symbols and is open to all users. It does not require a High Impact Conservation Permit. This trail is open year-round.

Hunting: The wildlife management area is opened to hunting as seasons apply.
Sept. 1 – May 31: All interior areas and trails are open to licensed hunters only.
June 1 – August 31: Interior trails are open for all users. Bikers are required to have a High Impact Conservation Permit.
For more information visit TWRA

Connects: Ijams Nature Center & Quarries, Will Skelton Greenway, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Park Map

Park Information

Location & Contact

South

3140 McClure Lane, Knoxville, TN 37920
5907 Burnett Creek Road, Knoxville, TN 37920

TWRA website

800-332-0900

Features & Amenities

Trails, greenway, wildflowers, birding, wildlife viewing, hiking, bicycling, running

Park Size

618.8 acres

Greenway & Trails

Nature Trail: 5.4 miles
Paved Trail: 3.57 miles linear

Hours of Operation

Open Sunrise to Sunset

Resources

TWRA website

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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