Athens, TN Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Athens, TN. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Volkswagen Drive Sidepath and Bearden Village Greenway. With more than 19 trails covering 111 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Bearden Village Greenway

2.7 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Cavet Station Greenway

0.95 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

4 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete

Emory Valley Greenway

2.1 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Eureka Trail

4.6 mi
State: TN
Gravel

Jean Teague Greenway

2.1 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Knoxville City Greenways

30 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Maryville-Alcoa Greenway

9 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Melton Lake Greenway

5.7 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

North Chicamauga Creek Greenway

2.6 mi
State: TN
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Sequoyah Greenway

2.7 mi
State: TN
Crushed Stone

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

10.3 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Gravel

Ten Mile Creek Greenway

1.9 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete

Third Creek Greenway

2.74 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Townsend Historical Trail

9 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete

Volkswagen Drive Sidepath

1.5 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Weisgarber Greenway

0.95 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Wolftever Creek Greenway

2.9 mi
State: TN
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
From Third Creek Greenway Park, the Bearden Village Greenway extends west along Sutherland Ave., terminating a little after Westward Ave. Though short, the trail does have some significant...
TN 2.7 mi Asphalt
Cavet Station Greenway is a roughly mile-long non-motorized trail in Knoxville, Tennesee. The trail is open to users ranging from walkers and joggers to cyclists and rollerbladers.  Start on Broome...
TN 0.95 mi Asphalt
The Chattanooga Riverwalk, also known as the Tennessee Riverpark, will ultimately stretch 22 miles from downtown Chattanooga near the Tennessee Aquarium to the TVA Dam and out to Moccasin Bend...
TN 16.1 mi Concrete
The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway weaves through the northern part of Cleveland, Tenn., from Willow Street to Mohawk Drive. The path follows Mouse Creek and includes three pedestrian bridges over...
TN 4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Emory Valley Greenway is a paved path in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The trail is open for walking, biking and other non-motorized uses. Much of the trail exists as a sidepath paralleling Emory Valley...
TN 2.1 mi Asphalt
The Eureka Trail begins in the southeast Tennessee city of Athens, about midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville (about an hour's drive from either). Gardens, benches, and other amenities can be...
TN 4.6 mi Gravel
The Trail starts on Broome Rd. and heads south parallel to N Gallaher View Road for 0.2 miles. A left turn takes you onto E Walker Springs Ln. where the trail sticks close to the road before peeling...
TN 2.1 mi Asphalt
The city of Knoxville has an extensive and growing system of greenways, including the Holston River Greeway. The greenways follow natural water courses, traverse open spaces and parklands, and link...
TN 30 mi Asphalt
The 9-mile Maryville-Alcoa Greenway connects Springbrook Park in Alcoa with the Bicentennial Greenbelt and Sandy Springs Park in Maryville. The greenway starts near the swimming pool in Alcoa's...
TN 9 mi Asphalt
The Melton Lake Greenway is an 11-mile out-and-back trail on the Clinch River and its reservoir, Melton Hill Lake. The trail begins by tracing the forested northern perimeter of Haw Ridge Park. This...
TN 5.7 mi Asphalt
The North Chicamauga Creek Greenway is located in the North Chicamauga Creek Conservancy. The trail follows the path of the Chicamauga Creek and is mostly a mix of paved and gravel trail, but there...
TN 2.6 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Sequoyah Greenway sits right on the median of the scenic Cherokee Boulevard through Knoxville’s grandest neighborhoods, allowing pedestrians to safely enjoy the boulevard’s stately beauty. It’s...
TN 2.7 mi Crushed Stone
The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway offers 9 miles of trail alongside the wooded Chickamauga Creek through eastern Chattanooga and the community of East Ridge. The path winds through a mix of...
TN 10.3 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Gravel
Unlike its name, the Ten Mile Creek Greenway only stretches about 1.9 miles, but the meandering asphalt path is still popular with joggers, cyclists, dog-walkers and rollerbladers of all...
TN 1.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Third Creek Greenway is a paved pedestrian and bike path in West Knoxville that mostly lies within a wooded riparian corridor. The trail happens to connect to three other trails: Bearden Village...
TN 2.74 mi Asphalt
The town of Townsend is probably known as being one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The small town, however, has its own charms, including this beautiful hike-and-bike...
TN 9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Volkswagen Drive Sidepath is a paved path that travels on the campus of the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant. The one and a half mile trail passes several parking lots as well as the Amazon...
TN 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Weisgarber Greenway basically mirrors the alignment of the road by the same name for about a mile, beginning the intersection of old Weisberger Rd. and Papermill Rd. north to Middlebrook Pike (SR...
TN 0.95 mi Asphalt
The Wolftever Creek Greenway is a sparkling gem in the city of Collegedale. Construction began in 1998, and as of 2011, more than 4 miles of greenway, part of which is along a railroad right-of-way,...
TN 2.9 mi Concrete

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Trails by activity

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

TN - 10.3 miles

The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway offers 9 miles of trail alongside the wooded Chickamauga Creek through eastern Chattanooga and the community of East Ridge. The path winds through a mix of...

Volkswagen Drive Sidepath

TN - 1.5 miles

The Volkswagen Drive Sidepath is a paved path that travels on the campus of the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant. The one and a half mile trail passes several parking lots as well as the Amazon...

North Chicamauga Creek Greenway

TN - 2.6 miles

The North Chicamauga Creek Greenway is located in the North Chicamauga Creek Conservancy. The trail follows the path of the Chicamauga Creek and is mostly a mix of paved and gravel trail, but there...

Wolftever Creek Greenway

TN - 2.9 miles

The Wolftever Creek Greenway is a sparkling gem in the city of Collegedale. Construction began in 1998, and as of 2011, more than 4 miles of greenway, part of which is along a railroad right-of-way,...

Accordion

Jean Teague Greenway

TN - 2.1 miles

The Trail starts on Broome Rd. and heads south parallel to N Gallaher View Road for 0.2 miles. A left turn takes you onto E Walker Springs Ln. where the trail sticks close to the road before peeling...

Maryville-Alcoa Greenway

TN - 9 miles

The 9-mile Maryville-Alcoa Greenway connects Springbrook Park in Alcoa with the Bicentennial Greenbelt and Sandy Springs Park in Maryville. The greenway starts near the swimming pool in Alcoa's...

Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

TN - 4 miles

The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway weaves through the northern part of Cleveland, Tenn., from Willow Street to Mohawk Drive. The path follows Mouse Creek and includes three pedestrian bridges over...

Weisgarber Greenway

TN - 0.95 miles

The Weisgarber Greenway basically mirrors the alignment of the road by the same name for about a mile, beginning the intersection of old Weisberger Rd. and Papermill Rd. north to Middlebrook Pike (SR...

Knoxville City Greenways

TN - 30 miles

The city of Knoxville has an extensive and growing system of greenways, including the Holston River Greeway. The greenways follow natural water courses, traverse open spaces and parklands, and link...

Sequoyah Greenway

TN - 2.7 miles

The Sequoyah Greenway sits right on the median of the scenic Cherokee Boulevard through Knoxville’s grandest neighborhoods, allowing pedestrians to safely enjoy the boulevard’s stately beauty. It’s...

Cavet Station Greenway

TN - 0.95 miles

Cavet Station Greenway is a roughly mile-long non-motorized trail in Knoxville, Tennesee. The trail is open to users ranging from walkers and joggers to cyclists and rollerbladers.  Start on Broome...

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

TN - 16.1 miles

The Chattanooga Riverwalk, also known as the Tennessee Riverpark, will ultimately stretch 22 miles from downtown Chattanooga near the Tennessee Aquarium to the TVA Dam and out to Moccasin Bend...

Ten Mile Creek Greenway

TN - 1.9 miles

Unlike its name, the Ten Mile Creek Greenway only stretches about 1.9 miles, but the meandering asphalt path is still popular with joggers, cyclists, dog-walkers and rollerbladers of all...

Melton Lake Greenway

TN - 5.7 miles

The Melton Lake Greenway is an 11-mile out-and-back trail on the Clinch River and its reservoir, Melton Hill Lake. The trail begins by tracing the forested northern perimeter of Haw Ridge Park. This...

Third Creek Greenway

TN - 2.74 miles

The Third Creek Greenway is a paved pedestrian and bike path in West Knoxville that mostly lies within a wooded riparian corridor. The trail happens to connect to three other trails: Bearden Village...

Townsend Historical Trail

TN - 9 miles

The town of Townsend is probably known as being one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The small town, however, has its own charms, including this beautiful hike-and-bike...

Bearden Village Greenway

TN - 2.7 miles

From Third Creek Greenway Park, the Bearden Village Greenway extends west along Sutherland Ave., terminating a little after Westward Ave. Though short, the trail does have some significant...

Emory Valley Greenway

TN - 2.1 miles

The Emory Valley Greenway is a paved path in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The trail is open for walking, biking and other non-motorized uses. Much of the trail exists as a sidepath paralleling Emory Valley...

Third Creek Greenway

TN - 2.74 miles

The Third Creek Greenway is a paved pedestrian and bike path in West Knoxville that mostly lies within a wooded riparian corridor. The trail happens to connect to three other trails: Bearden Village...

Weisgarber Greenway

TN - 0.95 miles

The Weisgarber Greenway basically mirrors the alignment of the road by the same name for about a mile, beginning the intersection of old Weisberger Rd. and Papermill Rd. north to Middlebrook Pike (SR...

Maryville-Alcoa Greenway

TN - 9 miles

The 9-mile Maryville-Alcoa Greenway connects Springbrook Park in Alcoa with the Bicentennial Greenbelt and Sandy Springs Park in Maryville. The greenway starts near the swimming pool in Alcoa's...

Wolftever Creek Greenway

TN - 2.9 miles

The Wolftever Creek Greenway is a sparkling gem in the city of Collegedale. Construction began in 1998, and as of 2011, more than 4 miles of greenway, part of which is along a railroad right-of-way,...

Accordion

Bearden Village Greenway

TN - 2.7 miles

From Third Creek Greenway Park, the Bearden Village Greenway extends west along Sutherland Ave., terminating a little after Westward Ave. Though short, the trail does have some significant...

North Chicamauga Creek Greenway

TN - 2.6 miles

The North Chicamauga Creek Greenway is located in the North Chicamauga Creek Conservancy. The trail follows the path of the Chicamauga Creek and is mostly a mix of paved and gravel trail, but there...

Sequoyah Greenway

TN - 2.7 miles

The Sequoyah Greenway sits right on the median of the scenic Cherokee Boulevard through Knoxville’s grandest neighborhoods, allowing pedestrians to safely enjoy the boulevard’s stately beauty. It’s...

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

TN - 16.1 miles

The Chattanooga Riverwalk, also known as the Tennessee Riverpark, will ultimately stretch 22 miles from downtown Chattanooga near the Tennessee Aquarium to the TVA Dam and out to Moccasin Bend...

Ten Mile Creek Greenway

TN - 1.9 miles

Unlike its name, the Ten Mile Creek Greenway only stretches about 1.9 miles, but the meandering asphalt path is still popular with joggers, cyclists, dog-walkers and rollerbladers of all...

Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

TN - 4 miles

The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway weaves through the northern part of Cleveland, Tenn., from Willow Street to Mohawk Drive. The path follows Mouse Creek and includes three pedestrian bridges over...

Knoxville City Greenways

TN - 30 miles

The city of Knoxville has an extensive and growing system of greenways, including the Holston River Greeway. The greenways follow natural water courses, traverse open spaces and parklands, and link...

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

TN - 10.3 miles

The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway offers 9 miles of trail alongside the wooded Chickamauga Creek through eastern Chattanooga and the community of East Ridge. The path winds through a mix of...

Volkswagen Drive Sidepath

TN - 1.5 miles

The Volkswagen Drive Sidepath is a paved path that travels on the campus of the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant. The one and a half mile trail passes several parking lots as well as the Amazon...

Jean Teague Greenway

TN - 2.1 miles

The Trail starts on Broome Rd. and heads south parallel to N Gallaher View Road for 0.2 miles. A left turn takes you onto E Walker Springs Ln. where the trail sticks close to the road before peeling...

Eureka Trail

TN - 4.6 miles

The Eureka Trail begins in the southeast Tennessee city of Athens, about midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville (about an hour's drive from either). Gardens, benches, and other amenities can be...

Emory Valley Greenway

TN - 2.1 miles

The Emory Valley Greenway is a paved path in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The trail is open for walking, biking and other non-motorized uses. Much of the trail exists as a sidepath paralleling Emory Valley...

Townsend Historical Trail

TN - 9 miles

The town of Townsend is probably known as being one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The small town, however, has its own charms, including this beautiful hike-and-bike...

Melton Lake Greenway

TN - 5.7 miles

The Melton Lake Greenway is an 11-mile out-and-back trail on the Clinch River and its reservoir, Melton Hill Lake. The trail begins by tracing the forested northern perimeter of Haw Ridge Park. This...

Cavet Station Greenway

TN - 0.95 miles

Cavet Station Greenway is a roughly mile-long non-motorized trail in Knoxville, Tennesee. The trail is open to users ranging from walkers and joggers to cyclists and rollerbladers.  Start on Broome...

Ten Mile Creek Greenway

TN - 1.9 miles

Unlike its name, the Ten Mile Creek Greenway only stretches about 1.9 miles, but the meandering asphalt path is still popular with joggers, cyclists, dog-walkers and rollerbladers of all...

Volkswagen Drive Sidepath

TN - 1.5 miles

The Volkswagen Drive Sidepath is a paved path that travels on the campus of the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant. The one and a half mile trail passes several parking lots as well as the Amazon...

Weisgarber Greenway

TN - 0.95 miles

The Weisgarber Greenway basically mirrors the alignment of the road by the same name for about a mile, beginning the intersection of old Weisberger Rd. and Papermill Rd. north to Middlebrook Pike (SR...

Sequoyah Greenway

TN - 2.7 miles

The Sequoyah Greenway sits right on the median of the scenic Cherokee Boulevard through Knoxville’s grandest neighborhoods, allowing pedestrians to safely enjoy the boulevard’s stately beauty. It’s...

Accordion

Third Creek Greenway

TN - 2.74 miles

The Third Creek Greenway is a paved pedestrian and bike path in West Knoxville that mostly lies within a wooded riparian corridor. The trail happens to connect to three other trails: Bearden Village...

Cavet Station Greenway

TN - 0.95 miles

Cavet Station Greenway is a roughly mile-long non-motorized trail in Knoxville, Tennesee. The trail is open to users ranging from walkers and joggers to cyclists and rollerbladers.  Start on Broome...

Emory Valley Greenway

TN - 2.1 miles

The Emory Valley Greenway is a paved path in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The trail is open for walking, biking and other non-motorized uses. Much of the trail exists as a sidepath paralleling Emory Valley...

Bearden Village Greenway

TN - 2.7 miles

From Third Creek Greenway Park, the Bearden Village Greenway extends west along Sutherland Ave., terminating a little after Westward Ave. Though short, the trail does have some significant...

Melton Lake Greenway

TN - 5.7 miles

The Melton Lake Greenway is an 11-mile out-and-back trail on the Clinch River and its reservoir, Melton Hill Lake. The trail begins by tracing the forested northern perimeter of Haw Ridge Park. This...

Townsend Historical Trail

TN - 9 miles

The town of Townsend is probably known as being one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The small town, however, has its own charms, including this beautiful hike-and-bike...

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

TN - 16.1 miles

The Chattanooga Riverwalk, also known as the Tennessee Riverpark, will ultimately stretch 22 miles from downtown Chattanooga near the Tennessee Aquarium to the TVA Dam and out to Moccasin Bend...

Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

TN - 4 miles

The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway weaves through the northern part of Cleveland, Tenn., from Willow Street to Mohawk Drive. The path follows Mouse Creek and includes three pedestrian bridges over...

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

TN - 10.3 miles

The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway offers 9 miles of trail alongside the wooded Chickamauga Creek through eastern Chattanooga and the community of East Ridge. The path winds through a mix of...

Jean Teague Greenway

TN - 2.1 miles

The Trail starts on Broome Rd. and heads south parallel to N Gallaher View Road for 0.2 miles. A left turn takes you onto E Walker Springs Ln. where the trail sticks close to the road before peeling...

North Chicamauga Creek Greenway

TN - 2.6 miles

The North Chicamauga Creek Greenway is located in the North Chicamauga Creek Conservancy. The trail follows the path of the Chicamauga Creek and is mostly a mix of paved and gravel trail, but there...

Knoxville City Greenways

TN - 30 miles

The city of Knoxville has an extensive and growing system of greenways, including the Holston River Greeway. The greenways follow natural water courses, traverse open spaces and parklands, and link...

Eureka Trail

TN - 4.6 miles

The Eureka Trail begins in the southeast Tennessee city of Athens, about midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville (about an hour's drive from either). Gardens, benches, and other amenities can be...

Wolftever Creek Greenway

TN - 2.9 miles

The Wolftever Creek Greenway is a sparkling gem in the city of Collegedale. Construction began in 1998, and as of 2011, more than 4 miles of greenway, part of which is along a railroad right-of-way,...

Maryville-Alcoa Greenway

TN - 9 miles

The 9-mile Maryville-Alcoa Greenway connects Springbrook Park in Alcoa with the Bicentennial Greenbelt and Sandy Springs Park in Maryville. The greenway starts near the swimming pool in Alcoa's...

Recent Trail Reviews

Maryville-Alcoa Greenway

There are new parts of the Greenway off springbrook towards Clayton. Would love to know what those look like.

June, 2021 by pootytang694us

There are new parts of the Greenway off springbrook towards Clayton. Would love to know what those look like.

Wolftever Creek Greenway

family friendly

May, 2021 by ukichiick

Family friendly, paved the entire way, offers lots of shade.

Townsend Historical Trail

just an okay ride

May, 2021 by callbee59

Just completed the 9 mile trek; somewhat challenging for me cuz I’m out of bike shape. Those of you who ride full time will know what I mean with regards to bike shape. Otherwise, it was quite fun. The surrounding hills are eye candy for me but I have to say that it’s worth a one time ride just to mark it off my list of trails to ride. FYI, I want to ride every one of them before I kick the bucket.

Accordion

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Beautiful Ride!

March, 2021 by rbovine1

We rode this trail today and learned about “Faith” Hill at the very end of the trail, just beyond the construction site of the last 3 miles that is going to join the trail to Camp Jordan. At any rate, the hill is loose gravel and straight up! Be prepared to work your bike to get up that hill and we were sliding on the way back down, but overall, a great, fun ride on a beautiful and blustery spring day. Do it, you won’t be disappointed!

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

A warm December ride.

December, 2020 by mewhitfield

Great 10 mile ride. narrow in some sections and VERY busy on weekends. We rode on a warm day in the middle of the week. Will do again in Speing!

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

Great urban trail that goes along the waterfront, and through wooded and swamped areas. All paved

November, 2020 by dannice

Great urban trail that goes along the waterfront, and through wooded and swamped areas. All paved

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

Mesmerizing!

September, 2020 by chatchette

This trail is beyond amazing. It was the most enjoyable ride I have ever taken. Chattanooga must be pround. There are other trails around the city that I would rate with 5 ****"s as well. The scenery, the historical markers, the cleanliness, the river views, all are awesome!

Sequoyah Greenway

Easy trail

September, 2020 by monhwa10

Prefect for beginners. The view of the trial is beautiful

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

very scenic, boardwalks slippery

September, 2020 by mlcbear

Very nice trail, away from traffic , not busy. We headed out around 9:30 am. It had rained overnight. A couple of the wooden board walks were like oil. I went down twice. By the time we road to the end & turned around only the one was still slick. If it has rained I would recommend riding this in the afternoon. It is almost completed shaded, so it would be rideable. My only other complaint is there were a couple places trees had taken out part of the railing. At one it had taken out the flooring. I would have given this 5 stars, if not for needed repairs & slick boards. out part of the boardwalk

Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

awesome trail

August, 2020 by mkchevier

My wife and I went here today for a bike ride and by far this is the best trail system we have been on. Impressed with the cleanliness and beauty of the area.

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

Fantastic trail!

August, 2020 by redmaypril

I biked this with my family last month. Definitely one of the best bike paths I’ve ridden on. Not crowded, flat, and gorgeous scenery! Part of the trail was closed but there is a detour around it (if you’re coming from downtown, you turn into the big parking lot and follow the highway, and turn left after the railroad tracks. That road veers to the right and then you’re back in business). There were bathrooms nicely spaced out and even some water stations. Highly recommend and will becoming back!

Townsend Historical Trail

One of my favorites

August, 2020 by wirenut7171

This trail is on either side of the road for about 4.5 miles. There is a parking lot at the east end at the corner of Towns End dr. Across the street from there is a gas station with bathrooms outdoors. Townsend is tucked in between mountains near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains so the views are spectacular. There are several historical sites and markers, along with a couple of informative signs about more area history. If you get hungry be sure and stop at one of the many local restaurants. I always follow my ride with a dunk in the river. It's also worth noting that one side of the road is mostly flat while the other is quite hilly so you can choose easy or challenging.

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