Explore the most popular 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.

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

Great view of TN river and the wealthy peoples houses
Nice easy trail

Not much of a trail, good if you’re looking for an extremely easy short walk.
But the quarry is beautiful

trail running
2 months ago

Nice trail with good mix of downhill and uphill.

trail running
2 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.

This is a beautiful hike! I loved the views. I wish there were better trail markings and information. It took a while just to figure out where the trail was located.

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

mountain biking
3 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.

Great trail includes shade and sun, flat areas, hills as well.

trail running
3 months ago

This park is one of the most beautiful and well maintained parks in Knoxville. It is a great place to meet friends for local volleyball, soccer, frisbee football and frisbee golf. The park offers both trail and paved running. There are many different running/walking paths to choose from allowing for a change in scenery on a regular basis.

This is an EASY trail. It's not a "Moderate" trail. It really isn't even a trail as it is almost completely paved. The incline is gradual, and I didn't feel even a tiny bit taxed to walked the whole path.

The parking lot is large but a little uncomfortable to get out of since traffic is moving at 50mph+ and curving with sight-lines impeded. The path has some nice views of beautiful houses, the lake, and some nice UT buildings.
It's very clean. I believe the UT golf team trains next to it. The other people I met on the trail were very friendly.

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

fun trail with an area for my dog to swim

Pretty water views and no litter make this little park a nice place to visit. There were only a few people when we were there, -all of them fishing. The entrance is hidden, so of you've not been before, it will creep up on you. Also of note, there are actually 2 entrances-- one north, one south of the bridge, and both have parking.

This is a nice trial that is located in close proximity to the dog park and Marina. There are a few options of trails to choose from. The main loop is 1.6 miles which is nice. Over all this is a good trail for beginners.

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.

A nice little city hike. Several nice overlooks too. It would be nice if the city would go in and dispose of the litter and leftovers from campsites of yester-years. I would definitely do it again though, and bring my swimming trunks!

Awesome ... nice trails for beginner and expert , once you get into the mountain ain't matter if you are beginner or expert ... take the challenge and you will make it.

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.

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