City of KnoxvilleContact Us
I Want To...
Find a Ballfield »
Find a Greenway »
Find a Park »
Find a Rec Center »
Find a Swimming Pool »
Find a Tennis Court »
Knoxville Events
Visit Knoxville
Event Calendar »
Special Events Dept.
Calendar [PDF] »
Market Square
Events [PDF] »
Click Here for Printer Friendly Version
GREENWAYS | Complete Greenways List
Parks and Recreation Department

More Urban Wilderness info found at:
Outdoor Knoxville Web Site

Greenway Detour Schedule

Trail Length: 33 miles
Used for: varied activities depending on terrain of section of system
Hours: dawn till dusk
Lights: none
Difficulty: varies from easy to difficult depending on trail
Surface: varies between natural path, paved asphalt, crushed gravel, and mulch
Facilities:Restrooms at Ijams Nature Center
Watershed: Tennessee River, Baker Creek
Currently Connects to: TWRA Forks of the River WMA, Ijams Nature Center, Will Skelton Greenway, Island Home Park, Marie Myers Park William Hastie Park, William Hastie Trails, Mary James Park

Urban Wilderness Maps:
Ijams Quarry Trail [PDF]
Hastie/Marie Myers Trail [PDF]
Helix/Anderson School Trail [PDF]
Forks of the River Trail [PDF]
Urban Wilderness South Loop [PDF]

Urban Wilderness South Loop Trail System

Victor Ashe entrance to South Loop of the
Urban Wilderness Trail

2915 Island Home Ave
3518 Island Home Pike
1302 Margaret Rd.
3140 McClure Lane
5907 Burnett Creek Road

South Knoxville

The Urban Wilderness South Loop Trail is a partnership effort spearheaded by the Legacy Parks Foundation working with the City of Knoxville, Knox County, Ijams Nature Center, TWRA and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club to connect 1,000 acres of parks and preserved land through an intricate trail system.

Thanks to thousands of hours of volunteer labor from the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club and donations to purchase land from Ambassador Victor Ashe, the Knox Greenways Coalition, and the Knoxville Track Club, the South Loop portion of the Urban Wilderness Trail was opened in 2012. Currently, the Urban Wilderness South Loop Trail connects 33 miles of varied surface trails.

There is a comprehensive sign system throughout the Urban Wilderness Trail. There are trailhead signs with maps, levels of difficulty in addition to mile markers along the way.

From Legacy Parks on the Urban Wilderness Corridor:
The 1,000-acre Urban Wilderness Corridor paralleling the Knoxville waterfront links the existing parks, trails and cultural assets into an unparalleled historical, recreation, cultural, and environmental experience. The Corridor allows us to protect the scenic vistas that define Knoxville. It ignites heritage tourism, promotes a healthy community and creates an economic boost for neighborhoods and businesses.

Click to view a printable version of this map.
John R. Innes

Add to Favorites
Adobe PDF Reader
Email Page
Font Smaller
Font Normal
Font Larger
Get Directions
Make Home Page
Print Page
Search A to Z List
Site Map
Traduzca en Español
Translate to More Languages
Dial 3-1-1 For City Services
311. One Number. One Call.
Click Here for Brush Pickup Schedule
City Government
Mayor's Office »
City Council »
City Departments »
Boards & Commissions »
Public Meetings »