Athens, TN Hiking Trails and Maps

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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
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 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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Recent Trail Reviews

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Great "Rural Trail" In The Heart Of The City

November, 2021 by bensontbjj1

This trail has been built in many sections over the years with the last middle connector nearing completion. There was a period that some repairs seemed to have been ignored but within the last few months they have repaired a lot of damage that was either done by fallen trees or some rotten wood on the decking. The section that is currently connected to the Riverpark has parking at that location as well as North Hawthorne, Sterchi Farms and Faith Rd. Sterchi Farms is currently closed due to the upgrades that are being done on this area. The trail is technically closed at this point but most people just continue on because they are only disturbing about a 100 yard length of the trail and typically aren't even working on the trail itself anymore. The 2 bridges in this section are really nice bridges. This section stays right on the creek for the most part except where it goes behind Waterhaven Subdivision (thank you to those owners for their easement along their properties). There is an elevated section that climbs pretty far up the hillside to get around a large rock outcrop but gives a very nice elevated view of the creek. They have added bathrooms at Sterchi Farms recently as well as a covered picnic area. Adjacent to this area is a large area for climbing and playing.

The section currently connected to Camp Jordan has the levee that is pretty level and smooth but is mixed sections of packed and loose gravel so be aware of that if you do not like that type of surface. It does return to asphalt prior to going under I-75. There is a point where it crosses Brainerd Rd that you have to cross, at a traffic light, or go down the stairs, under the bridge then back up the stairs. The rest is all paved surface including the loop around Camp Jordan that used to be gravel.

Townsend Historical Trail

Nice Ride

September, 2021 by s.brazil

Actual ride length as measured by Fitbit app GPS is 10.89 miles Note the high side path is a bit up and down While the low side is frustrating for the driveway ramps along 80% of the route

Melton Lake Greenway

Beautiful water views

August, 2021 by rickschmidt0325

Nice paved trail. More than enough hills for this Floridian!

Accordion

Knoxville City Greenways

Not bad at all

August, 2021 by hippykamp

Good place to ride Not to hard to navigate between sections. Some nice scenery and some so so. Easy to jump off and ride around the UT campus Be sure and tour the UT gardens while you ride by

Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

Nice, Easy Bike Trail

July, 2021 by rbovine1

We rode this trail yesterday and enjoyed the shady, easy ride with concrete in good condition, light posts, markers for trees, plants, and plenty of access points with benches to rest and reflect or even picnic. The trail follows Mouse Creek, and we did note mud under a bridge that could be a hazard if going too fast, but no problems for us. We were glad to see that they had a sign that an additional grant for 1.6M was available to extend this trail as our only disappointment was it was too short. This trail was easy to access with plenty of parking at different areas, we will be back!

Wolftever Creek Greenway

Wolftever Creek Greenway

July, 2021 by shermaui6935

This greenway in Collegedale (Ooltewah) is well maintained and a pleasure to ride a bike through the whole Greenway path. Caution: lots of road construction near the path in places. Highly recommend this venue. Wonderful playground for young children!

Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

Greenway

July, 2021 by shermaui6935

Cleveland, TN
My husband and I ride our bikes the entire Greenway route, including the connectors. The Greenway is maintained by the city of Cleveland and the staff does a wonderful job clearing debris off the Greenway route plus removing the sand/mud from under the bridges along the Greenway. We enjoy and recommend using the Greenway!

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.

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_tl

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!

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