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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

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

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

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 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 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 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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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...

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...

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...

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...

Accordion

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Accordion

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Accordion

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

Trail closed 10/7/2019 for 3 weeks at Rowing Center

October, 2019 by cheryl77

We parked at Chickamauga Dam Riverpark and got on the trail heading towards downtown Chattanooga. The trail is well maintained and utilized by a variety of residents, all of whom were respectful and mannered. However, when we got to the Rowing Center we discovered the trail had closed two days ago for a three week period. Just FYI as we were not aware. There were other people surprised at the trail closing as well when we were there.

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

Great Trail

September, 2019 by jasperpjm

We biked from the southern terminus to the boat launch, about 10 miles. Real nice, very scenic , lots of sculptures along the way. Trail along river north of there was closed. We probably could have and should have worked our way around the closed section but we did not.
Lots of variety. Some old abandoned buildings from a previous time and some new ones from today.
Markings were poor in some places.

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

One of my faves

September, 2019 by philipking

Put together the ride between downtown and the dam with lunch over the River.

Accordion

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Ride and Lunch

September, 2019 by philipking

Rode from the trailhead near boathouse restaurant to the dam. Then back and beyond to downtown. Back to the Boathouse for lunch before hitting the road home.

Maryville-Alcoa Greenway

Fabulous Greenway but Not Well Marked

June, 2019 by rablalock

It's been a few years since we've ridden this Greenway. We still love it but found it unnecessarily frustrating today. The main parts of the Greenway are obvious. Moving between various sections, primarily at the parks (Bicentennial/Greenbelt and Charles West Amphitheater) that have multiple paths and when on the the sidewalks along the road, we found ourselves doubling back after hitting numerous dead ends or simply sensing we were going the wrong way. Even with a map. The problem is there's not adequate signage. I remember having challenges in the past, but today was rough. (Note: I'm usually exceptional with map reading, sign reading, and sensing my way. Not today!)

We started at Sandy Springs Park as we always do. We may try something different next time. Yes, we will ride this one again and again. It's a great set of connected trails. Just with the signage was better.

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

Nice Urban Trail

May, 2019 by normanbowers

From downtown to the dam this is one of the nicest urban trials I have ever ridden. The trail follows the river with great views. The surface is smooth concrete with many restrooms and adjacent parks. Downtown is confusing, be careful or you may inadvertently be riding down steps. I would suggest not parking downtown as it is hard to find the trail. Park at one of the trail heads and ride toward downtown.
West of downtown the trail is mostly in the sun and goes through an industrial area. The trail is not scenic but appears safe and is a good ride.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Beautiful quiet run

October, 2018 by schadowmt

I run the northern part (most of it) out and back to the Riverpoint parking area.Very quiet and very few other people on the trail. Like running in the woods 8-). I will be back.

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

great ride

October, 2018 by lambertkayla2015

Great ride, needs better signs. Great playgrounds piers and many public restrooms along the way. Started at Chickamauga dam to wheland foundry around 13 miles. Around downtown/ross’s landing confusing and busy but past that theres not many ppl and signs seem some better. Well worth the effort, will do again.

Maryville-Alcoa Greenway

great greenway!!!!

September, 2018 by lambertkayla2015

Great greenway!!! Nice and peaceful! Majority shaded. Pavement smooth and well cared for. Maps of this area not so good- hard to follow. Easy to follow and access when actually on greenway though. Best greenway in town and surrounding area!!!

Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

Sets the Standard for a Tennessee Greenway

July, 2018 by edmcanally

Wonderful example of uniting retail, residential and recreational facilities. The park is as functional as it is recreational and boasts tasteful public art and a good balance of sponsor recognition. Plenty of shelters, restrooms, and benches dot the trail. Trail lighting extends usefulness. However, the Creek is the main attraction. Undergrowth really should be cut away in many places to expose the massive rocks and noisy cascades. One of the best greenways I've experienced.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Very nice ride!

July, 2018 by edmcanally

Excellent use of boardwalks to make this trail accessible. A most enjoyable outing!

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

wonderful time and scenic views

July, 2018 by ejthfcc

I tried the trail from both ends. The Dam side offers some superb views of the river and the marsh area and quite a number of wildlife along the way. The downtown side offered a great view of the historic and industrial era of the city and a number of good views of the city riverfront and opportunities to digress up to the Aquarium and downtown. The center of the trail is a bit confusing. I needed to ask several folk how to stay on trail, especially around the Hunter museum. Signage needs improved there and at other points where the trail options point in multiple directions.

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