Length: 3.62 miles Used for: walking, running, bicycling, walking leashed dogs, skating, pushing
strollers, using wheelchairs, roller blading Hours: dawn till dusk Lights: none Difficulty: easy but some steep slopes Surface: asphalt Facilities: restrooms in Ijams Nature Center and along the trail on Ijams property, dog waste station in Island Home Park Watershed: Tennessee River and Toll Creek Connects to: Island Home Park, Ijams Nature Center, Tennessee School for the Deaf, Ijams unpaved trails, Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area Parking Areas: 18 at Island Home Park, 100 plus 5 accessible at the Ijams Nature Center, 42 plus 2 accessible at Meade's Quarry, 12 at TWRA Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area
Will Skelton Greenway
3003 MCCLURE LN
3140 MCCLURE LN
Directions: Heading south on Gay Street bridge, veer left through traffic light onto Sevier Avenue. Turn left onto Island Home Avenue. Continue straight into Island Home neighborhood (you’ll see pillars) onto Maplewood. Continue straight onto Spence Place. Veer left through four-way stop. Turn left onto Estelle Circle.
The Will Skelton Greenway begins at Island Home Park, runs through Ijams Nature Center and ends at the 300-acre Wildlife Management Area. This is a beautiful greenway located in a very natural setting with panoramic views of the Tennessee River from a variety of perspectives. From the fourth Saturday in August through the end of February, hunters with firearms may be encountered in the area. Bicycle use off of the greenway is prohibited during hunting season.
The greenway also connects to ten miles of unpaved trails at Ijams Nature Center, which is part of the 42-mile Urban Wilderness South Loop Trails.