Greenway Length: 0.9 miles Greenway Main Loop: 0.3 miles Used for: walking, running, bicycling, walking leashed dogs, pushing
strollers, using wheelchairs Hours: dawn till dusk Lights: none Difficulty: easy to moderate Greenway Surface: chatt (packed, crushed gravel) Unpaved Trail Length: 1.0 mile Unpaved Trail Surface: Mulch Facilities: restrooms during visitor center hours Watershed: Goose Creek Connects to:Fort Dickerson Park Parking: 30 spaces in main gravel lot
Fort Dickerson Greenway and Trails 520 Augusta St.
Directions from I-40: Take exit 389 (Hall of Fame Dr.); turn southbound onto Hall of Fame Dr.; continue straight until you reach the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame; at this corner, turn right onto Hill Ave.; turn left onto Gay St. and cross the Gay Street Bridge over the Tennessee River; turn right onto Blount Ave.; cross over Chapman Highway and continue on Blount Ave.; turn left onto Augusta St. and end at the park's gravel parking lot.
Fort Dickerson Greenway is a packed, crushed gravel (or chatt) surfaced greenway built to give park patrons access to the banks of Fort Dickerson Quarry from Augusta St. Until this greenway was built in Fall 2010, the only access in the park was the Civil War Fort at the highest altitude of the property, which was only accessible from Chapman Highway and only provided a view of the quarry from approximately seventy feet above the water's surface.
The greenway begins from a small gravel lot on Augusta St. and proceeds through wooded canopies and along the edge of the quarry's cliffs (with breath-taking vistas) until it reaches the quarry water's edge. The greenway is flat except for the optional extra loop that ventures along extra lengths of the cliffs.
The Fort Dickerson Trail was designed primarily for mountain bikers by the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club and is quite steep in brief sections. However, it is also open to hikers and is not a route to miss if you enjoy mountain hiking experiences. The trail begins near the parking lot access to Fort Dickerson Greenway off of Augusta St. and ends at the top of the Civil War fort, which is accessible to cars from Chapman Highway.