Athens, TN Birding Trails and Maps

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Bearden Village Greenway

2.7 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

4 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete

Eureka Trail

7.3 mi
State: TN
Gravel

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

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

12 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Gravel

Tennessee Riverwalk

13 mi
State: TN
Concrete

Townsend Historical Trail

9 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete

Wolftever Creek Greenway

2.9 mi
State: TN
Concrete

Sequoyah Greenway

2.7 mi
State: TN
Crushed Stone

Third Creek Greenway

2.74 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Volkswagen Drive Sidepath

1.5 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Cavet Station Greenway

0.95 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Emory Valley Greenway

2.1 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Jean Teague Greenway

2.1 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Ten Mile Creek Greenway

1.9 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete

Weisgarber Greenway

0.95 mi
State: TN
Asphalt
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
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 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 7.3 mi Gravel
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 South Chickamauga Creek Greenway offers 12 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 12 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Gravel
Overview The Tennessee Riverwalk runs for 13 miles through downtown Chattanooga reaching all the way to the Tennessee Riverpark in the north.  About the Route Leaving off from the southwest...
TN 13 mi Concrete
Townsend is a gateway community to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The small town, however, has its own charms, including this beautiful hike-and-bike trail. The Townsend Historical Trail...
TN 9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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

Recent Trail Reviews

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Rode it to the dam.

July, 2024 by rx94p4h8xz

Fun ride new record of 41 miles on my e-bike. I’m sure I could have hit 50 no problem.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

You won't find many amenities on this trail but it's a pretty and peaceful ride. There are some parts of the trail that cross busy roads if you want to complete the entire trail.

June, 2024 by wgwalker406

You won't find many amenities on this trail but it's a pretty and peaceful ride. There are some parts of the trail that cross busy roads if you want to complete the entire trail.

Tennessee Riverwalk

Beautiful ride, takes you right into downtown if you want to stop for refreshments. Clean facilities along the ride and very well maintained. Connects to the South Chickamauga Greenway to extend the ride

June, 2024 by wgwalker406

Beautiful ride, takes you right into downtown if you want to stop for refreshments. Clean facilities along the ride and very well maintained. Connects to the South Chickamauga Greenway to extend the ride

Accordion

Volkswagen Drive Sidepath

It's a sidewalk. It's loud. It's only redemption is that it takes you to enterprise south for a real trail ride

June, 2024 by wgwalker406

It's a sidewalk. It's loud. It's only redemption is that it takes you to enterprise south for a real trail ride

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Awesome bike ride

May, 2024 by cbrouwere

This was the best by far bike trail we’ve been on. Beautiful and well maintained ¿¿

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Amazing and LONG boardwalks!

May, 2024 by suem.lamb

This is our first time in Chattanooga and thrilled to find this trail. The long boardwalks take you above the Chickamauga Creek into the trees looking down. So cool! If you like nature, this trail is a must. We started the trail at Camp Jordan Baseball field. It links up with the Tenn Riverwalk Trail, which we took into downtown for lunch at Tony's. After our lunch we went a bit past our Greenway Trail connection to see the dam and then returned to the baseball field on the Chickamauga Greenway... a total of 35 miles. Easy ride on an eBike.

Maryville-Alcoa Greenway

Visiting from Ohio

April, 2024 by khswy7bn2p

Loved this trail for biking! We started at the Clayton Disc Golf course and rode to the Waterfront Bar & Grill for a bite to eat before heading back! Be sure to look for the Gnome House along the way!

Knoxville City Greenways

River view

April, 2024 by shelbejo23

My son and I completed 5/30 miles of the Knoxville greenway. It was beautiful! The nature and animals we saw during the ride was incredible! We at lunch and Calhouns on the River and the picked back up for the rest of our ride.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

A nice ride that could be even better.

March, 2024 by prial

We began our ride from a parking lot off Camp Jordan Park Road. Riding through the part was lovely, but signage advising the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway was non-existant so we missed crossing the necessary bridge to the trail. Once corrected, we found that the entire trail was poorly signed, having to ask for directions along the way so we didn't get lost. The "paved" section on the levee was so badly paved, it is better described as gravel, and the cross winds along the levee were extreme. The second half of the ride offered a better paved and boardwalk surface and crosswinds were blocked a bit better by the landscape. At the northern trailhead we turned south on the Tennessee Riverwalk to extend our trip. This was the best part of our day! We enjoyed our adventure, but would recommend beginning at a trailhead after the 6 mile marker.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Fantastic

December, 2023 by 8gvrq4zymr

Best bike ride in Chattanooga for me. LOVE IT!

Tennessee Riverwalk

Riverpark trail is worth the ride

October, 2023 by jduffy3124

We started north and east of downtown at Tennessee Riverpark Curtain Pole Road. Free parking! There are several places along the trail like this, so look around. In downtown, you’ll have to pay for 2hr parking at Ross Landing. It was a really nice ride out to the end of the trail at the dam and back. Mostly park-like with some industrial sprinkled in as well. All of this area is well manicured. We saw areas where a nearby business had dedicated the improvement to their employees. We then made our way downtown. It’s beautiful, with a lot of pedestrians so take care. There are a couple of switchbacks on the trail there, but you can do it! Downtown you’ll need your gps maps to confirm the bike routes. The Walnut Street Bridge affords a great many views. As we made our way west and south, the trail went through some of the older industrial areas and ends near the Lookout Mountain Railway. A great fall ride for us.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Great Boardwalks

October, 2023 by barbscondo

We have done this trail twice from Camp Jordan. But if you want a shorter ride and experience all the amazing boardwalks start at Hawthorne Trailhead. Immediately you are on a short section of boardwalk and then continue on a lovely paved trail through the forests. You will soon hit two more amazing long boardwalk sections high in the trees. In a total of about 5 miles you will get the best of the trail.

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