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The Best Hiking in Knoxville

Looking for the best hiking in Knoxville? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Knoxville. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Knoxville

  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    James White Greenway

    0.99 mi / 49 ft gain
    James White Greenway is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Fort Dickerson Quarry Trail

    1.39 mi / 75 ft gain
    Fort Dickerson Quarry Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Fort Dickerson Quarry Park

    This is an amazing gem in south Knoxville only 7 minutes away from Gay Street. This is one of the newest parks in Knoxville but it has been a part of Knoxville for centuries. The quarry is a gorgeous place for swimming and kayaking. This park offers numerous outdoor activities all in a great plac...
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Will Skelton Greenway

    7 mi / 300 ft gain
    This greenway starts at the Island Home Park and goes through Ijams Nature Center and the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area. The trail is almost 4 miles one way so it makes for a great half day trip. From start to finish it is 8 miles long. The trail is mostly paved with only a small bi...
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    High Ground Park

    1 mi / 50 ft gain
    This park is located in south Knoxville right off of Cherokee trail road. The parking lot is very large and can accommodate 15-20 cars. The park is home to the historic Fort Higley which was a Civil War fort built by the Union to protect Knoxville.  This is a great place to walk or run through t...
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Ijams Nature Center Trail

    1.36 mi / 95 ft gain
    Ijams Nature Center Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    River Boardwalk Trail

    1.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    This trail is located at the Ijams Nature Center. Ijams Nature Center is only 10 minutes from downtown Knoxville and is a great place to escape city life and enjoy the outdoors. The parking lot here is quite large and in the busy season it has an overflow lot too. Ijams Nature Center has many hik...
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Rock Bridge Trail via Imerys Trail

    1.06 mi / 79 ft gain
    Rock Bridge Trail via Imerys Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Turnbuckle Trail to Burnett Ridge Trail

    3.94 mi / 548 ft gain
    Turnbuckle Trail to Burnett Ridge Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Imerys, Victor Ashe and Will Skelton Greenway Loop

    11.68 mi / 1512 ft gain
    Imerys, Victor Ashe and Will Skelton Greenway Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Tharp Trace at Meade's Quarry

    1.27 mi / 440 ft gain
    Tharp Trace at Meade's Quarry is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Flow and Hickory Trails

    3.35 mi / 276 ft gain
    Flow and Hickory Trails is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Mead's Quarry Park

    1.0
    This quarry is located near the Ijams Nature Center in South Knoxville. The quarry is right off of Island Home rd and has a large parking lot. The parking lot has about 30 spaces and about 50 spaces in overflow parking. There is a lot activities to do at the quarry. In the summer there is kayak a...
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Marine Park Greenway Trail

    3.9 mi / 171 ft gain
    Marine Park Greenway Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    View Park, Yellow Jacket and Sink Hole Trail Loop

    2.51 mi / 269 ft gain
    View Park, Yellow Jacket and Sink Hole Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Adair Park

    1.5 mi
    This Urban park is located in North Knoxville. The park is only a few minutes from downtown Knoxville. This park is small but offers a nice wilderness in the city. There is a lot of wildlife at this park. The park has many hiking/biking trails through the park. In total there is 1.5 miles of gree...
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