Hikes & Blooms

**Due to the spread of COVID-19, all Dogwood Arts events have been postponed through May 11, 2020. 

Whether on a greenway through a historic park or on a natural trail through the woods, you will observe historic relics and beautiful wildflowers among the dogwood trees at Hikes & Blooms! The interactive hikes will highlight interesting facts, features, and flora in the unique locations. Hikers should wear comfortable clothing and bring any water or snacks you might need. Pre-registration as noted.


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Covenant Health is proud to sponsor the Hikes & Blooms  program and encourages people to take steps toward better health and fitness by enjoying the trails with a hike!


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.

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.


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


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]


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

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


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]


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

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


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]


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 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. 


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


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]



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


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