ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Dogwood Arts wants to encourage you to get out on the trails! Get out, get active, and enjoy the natural beauty of our area!
2023 Event Information Coming Soon!
BIKES & BLOOMS
Co-Chairs: Mitchell Connell & Erin Donovan
Discover new routes on these family friendly bike rides through scenic neighborhoods and on local greenways. Riders must wear helmets and have a basic understanding of on-road riding. Riders should wear comfortable clothing and bring any water or snacks you might need.
HIKES & BLOOMS
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.
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. Don’t forget to snap some pictures while you’re on the trail, and share them with us––we would love to feature them on social media. Just tag us in your posts (@dogwoodarts) or use #dogwoodtrails so we can see them!
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.
KNOXVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN & ARBORETUM
2743 Wimpole Avenue, Knoxville, 37914
SEVEN ISLANDS WILDLIFE REFUGE
2809 Kelly Lane, Knoxville, 37914
~5 miles, great for birdwatching
MARYVILLE ALCOA GREENWAY
636 Vose Road, Alcoa, 37701
9 miles, paved
1561 Dalton Street, Alcoa, 37701
16 miles of greenways
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
TROUT LILY TRAIL
2010 Panther Creek Road, Morristown, 37814
This 2 mile trail has many spring flowers to enjoy
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
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
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
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
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
901 S. Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge
6 miles, not dog-friendly
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.
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
Frozen Head State Park, 964 Flat Fork Road, Wartburg, 37887
An easy 1-mile family hike with flowers and two waterfalls