Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Knoxville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I actually did a 5k run here but it doesn’t give that option lol It’s a beautiful loop with shade and sun. Very quiet area and great for a nice run or walk. Lots to offer!

I love Ijams and how close it is to Downtown Knoxville. There’s always something to see here! Easy to moderate trails that anyone can enjoy.

hiking
9 days ago

Because of certain circumstances, we had to break this trail into thirds, but because of the varying difficulties and lengths, we were able to feel challenged. That bottom half of Chain Ring was a challenge if you caught it going uphill, and we did it both directions so we know!

Of note, it was pretty interesting to see Knox Forest School using such a beautiful area for one of their campuses.

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A cool trail so close to the city! I suppose the views in the fall/winter would be better. There were no views from the trail, only at the observation point on the driveway. Parking was confusing . We didn’t drive all the way up until after we hiked - you do find more parking at the top. But overall a great trail.......I suppose that a little more than hiking and biking goes on up there in order for there to be warning signs and surveillance by the police department.

1 month ago

Nice, quick fix for a trail run near the city. However, it's really geared more for mountain bikers than it is for hiking or trail running. Should be noted that the place feels a little seedy and I wouldn't recommend going alone.

Great hike with my wife and daughters!

trail running
2 months ago

For what it is, it’s a great trail. A little bit of woods in the middle of the city. Just a quick getaway. Obviously it isn’t going to be Abrams falls, but it’s a good evening place to clear ur mind w a run.

I went with my mom. we both loved this trail

2 months ago

Always a nice and easy hike. Great for kids with the nature center and play area.

The lake side trail up to the cemetery was a bit challenging . Other than that this place has easy hikes . Love the sights tho - very relaxing for a short Sunday hike.

trail running
3 months ago

A beautiful neighborhood park that offers volleyball, soccer, Trail and paved running. A small dog park, frisbee golf, a small lake for fishing and large pavilion. Very family oriented but lots of open space for individuals needing some alone time as well.

Nice part is there are several side trails. Trail markings could be better at times. Overall, it was good cardio!

walking
4 months ago

This is one of my favorite walks at Ijams. Semi-long, but pretty easy. Beautiful views. Well-maintained. I take my eight-year-old on his bike and my three-month-old in the jogging stroller, and we all enjoy it.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this trail can't wait to try another trail with my dogs.

Great trails and well maintained.

Did not have a good signs or directions but thankfully the bikers there were nice and showed us the way so we had a great time.

hiking
6 months ago

I love Ijams, there are trails for everyone from beginners to seasoned hikers.

went by myself though and did not feel safe since it was pretty secluded. tons of trails

trail running
9 months ago

Nice trail with good mix of downhill and uphill.

trail running
9 months ago

Favorite trail to run so far in Knoxville. Not sure if many (or any) other trails in the area where you can run for 3 hours without going over the same ground. Spectacular forest trails! Wish some of the bike trails and hiking trails were more clearly marked but I’m sure overlapping maps are out there. If your first time exploring be sure to allow extra time for an unhurried experience.

Great hike with some ups and downs that gets your heart pumping.

mountain biking
9 months ago

This is a trail on privet property but starts about halfway through Lost Chromosome has some man made wood structures that are a blast lots of technical places all the rock you want and some though hills.

Lovely hike. Would have been better without broken glass on the trail. Also, not really a loop.

hiking
10 months ago

This is a nice comfortable trail where changes in elevation can be added in by taking side trails. One of the main trails that runs nearby is for mountain bikes only. I actually ran down part of that trail, and it would be amazing for biking. By adding that section of trail into the overall path, I got an excellent change in elevation and added quite a bit of distance as it connects to trails that are lower down the mountain.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a good cardio hike since the trail is up and down the entire way. Views are nice and I love that it's dog friendly. This is a great option if you want to get in the woods but don't necessarily want to drive very far. I do wish there with more trail markers since there are many splits.

trail running
11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Took my dog with me as I hiked this trail and I really enjoyed it! It's really not hard at all and there aren't many hills.
The view was nice (except as someone already pointed out, there were power lines that somewhat blocked it). However, even driving up to the trail head there are places you can stop and park and enjoy the view without having to go on the trial. I'm definitely going to go hiking here again!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Did not really go anywhere

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Quaint trail mainly packed earth/dirt terrain with slight elevation gains, my dog loved it. Slight deliverance/murder mystery vibe at times but had no problems, actually did not see a single person on the trail. While it does not offer particular good views if looking for a secluded nature trail close to the city would recommend.

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