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Unpaved Trail Length: 10 miles
Used for: walking, running, bicycling, walking leashed dogs
Hours: dawn till dusk
Lights: none
Difficulty: varies from easy to difficult depending on trail
Surface: natural path, mulch
Facilities: restrooms at Nature Center during visiting hours, also restrooms off of Serendipity Trail
Watershed: Baker Creek
Connects to: Ijams Nature Center and Will Skelton Greenway

Ijams Nature Center Trails
2915 Island Home Ave.

South Knoxville

Directions: Head south on Gay Street and cross the Gay Street Bridge; turn left onto Sevier Avenue; go approximately 2 miles and turn left onto Island Home Avenue; after approximately 1 mile, turn right to remain on Island Home Avenue; follow Island Home Avenue approximately 2 miles; Ijams Nature Center will be on the left.

Ijams Nature Center is a 275-acre wildlife sanctuary and natural area featuring 10 miles of natural surface trails plus a stretch of paved Greenway. All of the trails are hiker friendly, although 3.5 miles incorporating Mead's Quarry and the Ross Marble Natural Area serve both hikers and mountain bikers.  

When you visit, pick up a trail map at the Visitor Center (only $1) and experience Ijams' beautiful landscape featuring trails, woodlands, meadows, ponds, and an extensive boardwalk along the Tennessee River bank. 

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© John R. Innes

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