Walking Trails

Dogwood Arts Walking Trails

Focusing on the idea of stepping out into our community, the trails are at least one-mile in length and folks are encouraged to walk, run, or bike these trails.

Covenant Health is the official health and fitness sponsor of Dogwood Arts and they are pleased to present a limited edition patch to folks who want to take steps toward better health and fitness on Dogwood Walking Trails. Log 25 miles on the trails between April 1 and May 31, 2017, and receive a special patch to wear or display with pride. Don’t forget to snap some pictures while you’re on the trail, and share them on Covenant Health’s Facebook page! Sign up today and start logging your miles to earn this limited edition Covenant Health Dogwood Patch!

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Open Daily, Dawn to Dusk
How Much: Free

For mileage you can use a pedometer, phone app, or check out the miles listed for these trails on the links provided.

NORTH

4TH & GILL – the corner of East Glenwood & Luttrell Street at Brownlow School, Knoxville, 37917  *Check the special event mailbox at trail entrance for guided map during the month of April.

ADAIR PARK – 1807 Adair Drive, Knoxville, 37918

OLD NORTH KNOXVILLE – 100 block of West Glenwood Ave in the parking lot of Rose Mortuary, 1421 N. Broadway, Knoxville, 37917

SOUTH

IJAMS NATURE CENTER – 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, 37920 [3.62 miles, paved; 11.8 miles, natural trails]

WILLIAM HASTIE PARK – 1302 Margaret Road. Close to Ijams Nature Center [6.5 miles of trails]

EAST

KNOXVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN & ARBORETUM – 2743 Wimpole Avenue, Knoxville, 37914

SEVEN ISLANDS WILDLIFE REFUGE – 2809 Kelly Lane, Knoxville, 37914 [~5 miles, great for birdwatching] 

WEST

GRIGSBY CHAPEL GREENWAY– at the corner of Campbell Station Road and Campbell Lakes Drive, Knoxville, 37934  *Perfect for biking. Parking available at 11700 Campbell Lakes Drive. [2.25 miles, paved]

TEN MILE CREEK GREENWAY – 200 N. Peters Rd, Knoxville, 37923

SEQUOYAH GREENWAY – Entrance at 1400 Cherokee Boulevard, Knoxville, 37919 [2.6 miles one way, crushed gravel]

CONCORD PARK TRAILS – 10901 Northshore Drive, 37772, next to PetSafe Dog Park [10 miles of trails]

ALCOA

MARYVILLE ALCOA GREENWAY – 636 Vose Road, Alcoa, 37701 [9 miles, paved]

SPRINGBROOK PARK – 1561 Dalton Street, Alcoa, 37701 [16 miles of greenways]

OAK RIDGE/ ANDERSON COUNTY

HAW RIDGE PARK – 821 Old Edgemoor Road [35 miles of dirt trails for hikers and bikers]

MELTON HILL GREENWAY – 697 Melton Lake Drive [8 miles roundtrip]

UT ARBORETUM – 901 S. Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge [6 miles, not dog-friendly]

ROANE COUNTY

BETTY BROWN TRAIL – Kingston City Park, 333 W Race St, Kingston, 37763 *Lovely paved 3 mile trail that also links to the Fort South West Visitor Center. [3 miles one way, paved]

NORRIS

NORRIS SONGBIRD TRAIL – 2121 Norris Freeway *This gravel 2.3 mile loop is a beautiful flat path below the Norris Dam and is across from the Lenoir Museum. 

HAMBLEN COUNTY

TROUT LILY TRAIL – 2010 Panther Creek Road, Morristown, 37814 *This 2 mile trail has many spring flowers to enjoy

LOUDON COUNTY

MEADOW LOOP TRAIL & RIDGE TOP TRAIL LOOP – 338 Fort Loudoun Road, Vonore, 37885 *Both of these trails are located in the Fort Loudoun State Historic Park and are under 5 miles long

EAST LAKESHORE TRAILS – Highway 95, Tellico. [30 miles of trails, several trailheads]

 

SEVIER COUNTY

CHESTNUT TOP TRAIL / SCHOOL HOUSE GAP LOOP – Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, 37738. [6.3 miles; great for wildflower viewing]

MEMORIAL RIVER GREENWAY TRAIL – located on both the west and east banks of the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River between the Gatlinburg Highway Bridge and the Chapman Highway Bridge. *2 miles of walking/running trail along the waterfront

MORGAN COUNTY

EMORY TRAIL – Frozen Head State Park, 964 Flat Fork Road, Wartburg, 37887 *An easy 1-mile family hike with flowers and two waterfalls  


New This Year!

Join us for 12 guided hikes during April and May. Whether on a greenway through a historic park or on a natural trail through the woods, enjoy the natural beauty of East Tennessee on these guided hikes. The interactive hikes will highlight interesting facts, features, and flora in each unique location and are led by fitness experts, park rangers, and hiking enthusiasts! 

 

Friday, April 6th at 9:30AM

East Lakeshore Trail, Mizell Bluff off Jackson Bend (off 321)

Highway 95, Tellico

Missy Kane will lead a 5-6-mile hike. Space is limited, call (865) 541-4500 to sign up and for directions.

 

Monday, April 9th at 9:45AM

Songbird Trail, Norris State Park

2121 Norris Hwy, Norris, 37705

Happy Hiker’s Carlene LeCompte & Brenda Therry leading an easy 2.5-mile wildflower hike. Meet at the Lenior Museum.

 

Tuesday, April 10th at 11:15AM

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum

2743 Wimpole Avenue, Knoxville, 37914

Yoga warm-up, 1.5-mile hike and brown bag lunch with Missy Kane. Reserve your spot by calling (865) 541-4500.

 

Saturday, April 14th at 10:30AM

Seven Islands Birding State Park

2809 Kelly Lane, Knoxville, 37914

Ranger Bailey Smith will lead a hike. To sign up email  bailey.Smith@tn.gov or call ( 865)660-0282. Meet at the main parking lot.

 

Friday, April 20th at 2PM

Ijams Nature Center

2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, 37920

Meet Ijams Senior Naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales at the old Ijams homestead (far left of Ijams property) for an easy 3-mile wildflower/history walk.

 

Saturday, April 28th at 10AM

Panther Creek State Park, Trout Lily Trail

2010 Panther Creek Road, Morristown, 37814

Panther Creek Rangers will lead a 2-mile moderate hike with many spring flowers to enjoy. Meet at the boat ramp parking area. Wear hiking shoes and bring water. For more information, you can contact the PC office at (423)587-7046  

 

Friday, May 4th at 9:30AM

Obed Wild & Scenic River Park, Point Trail

208 N Maiden Street, Wartburg, 37887

Missy Kane will lead a 4-mile hike. Meet at the Obed office in Wartburg. Space is limited so please call (865)541-4500 to reserve your spot.

 

Thursday, May 10th at 5:30PM

Ten Mile Creek Greenway

200 N. Peters Rd, Knoxville, 37923

Meet Smoky Mountain Hiking Club’s Cindy Spangler for a 4-5-mile easy walk. Parking available east of Wyndsong Theatre.

 

Saturday, May 12th at 10AM

Panther Creek State Park, Point Lookout Trail

2010 Panther Creek Road, Morristown, 37814

Panther Creek Rangers will lead a 2.5-mile moderate/hilly hike with many spring flowers to enjoy. Meet at the Spoon Picnic Pavilion. Wear hiking shoes and bring water. For more information, you can contact the PC office at (423)587-7046  

 

Friday, May 18th at 9:30AM

East Lakeshore Trail, Mizell Bluff off Jackson Bend (off 321)

200 Dohi Drive Loudon Tn 37774        

Tellico Village’s Simon Bradburry will lead a hike around several new trails in the Village. Meet at the Wellness Center. Contact Sbradbury@tvpoa.org for more information.

 

Thursday, May 24th at 9:30AM

Chestnut Top/The Sinks/Schoolhouse Gap Trails

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, 37738

The Happy Hikers will lead a 7.6-mile hike. Meet at the Townsend Wye/Chestnut Top Trailhead. The hike is rated moderate to strenuous. For questions and to RSVP please email Carrie Roller at crhands1@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, May 26th at 8AM

Ace Gap Trail

Townsend, TN 37882

Steve Dunkin from the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club will lead an 11-mile round-trip hike starting at the Rich Mountain Gap and continuing along the crest of the mountain to Beard Cane Trail. The hike is rated moderate to strenuous due to distance involved. Contact Steve with questions at (865)202-3286 or  jsdunkin@roaneschools.com. Meet at the Alcoa Food City at 8AM in the parking lot near the main highway to carpool to trailhead.

 


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