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Best trails in Knoxville

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Looking for a great trail near Knoxville, Tennessee? AllTrails has 46 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ijams Nature Center or Haw Ridge Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 31 easy trails in Knoxville ranging from 0.7 to 7.6 miles and from 813 to 1,286 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Knoxville
Top trails (46)
#1 - Ijams Nature Center Trail
Ijams Nature Center
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 36 m
NOTE: As of April 2020, users have reported that the boardwalk section is closed for repairs. Hikers can still do an out-and-back on this trail. Ijams is a nature center in south Knoxville that has oShow more
#2 - Tharp Trace at Meade's Quarry
Meades Quarry
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 43 m
This a nice meandering trail which winds around an abandoned stone quarry. The quarry cut marble blocks from the 1880s to the 1920s, and then later reopened to be a limestone quarry. The quarry has Show more
#3 - Fort Dickerson Quarry Trail
Fort Dickerson Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 35 m
Fort Dickerson Quarry Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Knoxville, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a nShow more
#4 - Concord Park Trail
Concord Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Concord Park Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Knoxville, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail runninShow more
#5 - Sharps Ridge Loop Trail
Sharps Ridge Memorial Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Just 10 minutes from downtown you can drive to the top of Sharp's Ridge Memorial Park for the best view of our skyline and the distant mountain peaks. There are 4.7 miles of multi-use trails that windShow more
#6 - Rock Bridge Trail via Imerys Trail
Meades Quarry
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
Rock Bridge Trail via Imerys Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Knoxville, Tennessee that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used fShow more
#7 - Concord Lakeside Loop
Concord Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 51 m
Concord Lakeside Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Knoxville, Tennessee that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#8 - Third Creek Greenway
Tyson Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Third Creek Greenway is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Knoxville, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#9 - I.C. King Park Trails
I C King Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
New entrance and parking area with bathrooms. Old park entrance off Alcoa Hwy is closed. Address 2625 Maryville Pike.Show more
#10 - Lakeshore Park Greenway
Lakeshore Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Lakeshore Park Greenway is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Knoxville, Tennessee that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
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