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Ijams Nature Center and Quarry Trails

Greenway Trails Hiking Running CyclingClimbing Fishing Paddling Picnic Area Swimming Shelter Restrooms Accessible Birding Wildflowers Wildlife Viewing

HIGHLIGHTS:

Within Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, this 315-acre wildlife sanctuary features gently sloping woodlands that houses an array of habitats and exhibits; Navitat Canopy Adventure Zipline offers zip-lining through a canopy of treetops; tranquil pedestrian-only trails plus 10 miles of multi-use trails wind through the rugged terrain at old Meads and Ross Marble Quarries, past unique rock formations and scenic overlooks; 25-acre quarry lake offers fishing, paddling and swimming; ADA adaptive dock at Ijams River Landing provides access to the Tennessee River for non-motorized boats; seasonal bike and boat rentals available; Ijams Crag offers 33 routes as a local climbing spot for beginners to experts; Ijams is a favorite start location for road cyclists to travel the backroads of South Knoxville

Trail Map

Connects: Marie Myers Trails, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, Will Skelton Greenway, Meads Quarry, Tennessee River, Navitat Canopy Adventure Zipline

Park Map

Park Information

Location & Contact

South

Nature Center: 2915 Island Home Ave.
Quarry Parking: 3518 Island Home Pike

Ijams Nature Center website

865-577-4717

Features & Amenities

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

Park Size

315 acres

Greenway and Trails

Paved Trails: 3.57 + .25 miles

Natural Trails: 12.3 miles

Difficulty: easy to moderate

Hours of Operation

Open Sunrise to Sunset

Resources

Trail Map

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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