Knox County Tennessee

Greenways and Trails

“Get Out and Play!” The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Recreation in the Knoxville Region.

North County

The Halls Greenway connects Halls Community Park with the Halls Library on Emory Road. To the north, it runs .6 mile along Beaver Creek and crosses some unusual wetland areas with access to nature trails and an overlook.  Southbound from the park, it continues .3 mile to Summer Oak Lane. Parking is available at Halls Community Park, 6983 Recreation Lane, and at the trailhead at 4518 Emory Road. Trail Map

Sterchi Hills Greenway covers 2.2 miles and connects the Knox County/AYSO Soccer Complex to Tommy Schumpert Park, 6400 Fountain City Road, and Sterchi Park, 1145 Dry Pike.  Parking is available at both parks.Trail Map

North East County

The Beverly Loop is a .6 mile paved trail. Parking is available at Beverly Park Par 3 Golf Course, 5311 Beverly Park Circle. Trail Map

New Harvest Loop is .25 mile paved trail that encircles the park.  Located at 4775 New Harvest Lane, parking is also available. Trail Map

House Mountain is a 500-acre natural area located in Knox County approximately eight miles from Knoxville. It is cooperatively managed under a lease agreement with the State by Knox County of Parks and Recreation. The 2,100-foot crest of House Mountain provides significant vistas where visitors can see the Unakas and Cumberlands some 30 miles away, and to the northeast, Clinch Mountain and across the valley where the Trail of the Lonesome Pine may some day lead north into Virginia.  House mountain has four miles of natural surface trails, from easy .03/mile loops to more demanding hikes that can total nearly 5 miles (with backtracking from the trail’s end.)  The parking area also features a picnic shelter and restroom. Trail Map

From Knoxville, take I-40 East. Exit on U.S. Highway 11W (Rutledge Pike) and go north and east on Rutledge Pike. After about 10 miles, look for the “House Mountain State Park” sign on the right side of the highway and then turn left on Idumea Road. Turn left on Hogskin Road. The entrance  is less than a mile on the right. more information

East County

The Mascot Park Loop is a .2 mile paved trail around the perimeter of Mascot Park, 1909 Number Two Drive.  Parking is available along the road by the shelter. Trail Map

South County

The half-mile Howard Pinkston Greenway begins at French Memorial Park, 7752 Martin Mill Pike, and connects the park to the Howard Pinkston branch library, and Bonny Kate Elementary School.  Parking is available at the park and the school.Trail Map

I.C. King Park has over 5 miles of natural trails for hiking and mountain biking.  Parking is available at the park entrance at 3412 Alcoa Highway. Trail Map

Knoxville's Urban Wilderness Just three miles from downtown, Knoxville's Urban Wilderness presents a unique urban playground for hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. The first phase of the project, the South Loop Trails, are on the east end of the Urban Wilderness offering 42-miles of natural surface trails that connect five parks, neighborhoods, schools, and natural areas creating an unparalleled outdoor venue.
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South West County

Carl Cowan Loop is a .25 mile paved trail encircling the park located at 10058 Northshore Drive.  Parking is available. Trail Map

Concord Park (Bike trails) Park contains 8 miles of natural surface mountain bike trails. Parking is available at 11901 Northshore Drive, behind the golf course. Trail Map

The Concord Cove Loop, at 11808 Northshore Drive, is .75 mile and circles the park. Parking is available. Trail Map

The Parkey Strader Loop at Concord Park, 10901 Northshore Drive, the, is a .25 mile paved trail surrounding the soccer field.  Parking is available. Trail Map

North West County

The Ball Camp Loop begins in Nicholas Ball Park, 8728 Ball Camp Pike.  The trail surrounds the soccer field and is just under .5 mile.  Parking is available. Trail Map

At Melton Hill Park, 3230 Williams Bend, 3 miles of natural surface trails meander through the park. Parking is available. Trail Map

The Pellissippi Greenway runs south from Pellissippi State Community College along Pellissippi Parkway for one mile to Carmichael Road. Parking is available at the entrance of the college, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Trail Map

The Powell Greenway is a 1.7 mile trail connecting Powell High School, 2136 West Emory Road, with Powell Middle School, 3329 West Emory Road, by a paved pedestrian path. Parking is available at both schools. Trail Map

The Ten Mile Creek Greenway begins at Knox County's Walker Springs Park, 700 Kidder Lane, where a .3 mile trail leads to Ten Mile Creek.  From there, a .7 mile trail continues east to Gallaher View Road where it connects to the city’s Cavet Station Greenway.  Westbound, the .9 mile paved trail leads to Bridgewater Road and continues to the I-40 underpass where it connects again to a city greenway that ends at Peters Road. Parking is available at Walker Springs Park and at the trail head on Peters Road. Trail Map

For more regional greenway information, please check out Smoky Mountains Greenways