Hikes and Blooms
Knoxville, TN 37902
Whether on a greenway through a historic park or on a natural trail through the woods, you will observe historic relics and beautiful wildflowers among the dogwood trees on these easy, three-mile hikes. The interpretive hikes will highlight interesting facts, features, and flora about the unique locations. *Please arrive a few minutes before 9:00am each day so that hikes begin on time. NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Fort Dickerson led by Trek South
SATURDAY, MARCH 18 AT 9 AM
Explore the Civil War site built by the Federal army along a forested ridge south of the Tennessee River. Authentic replica cannons, an earthen fort, and an overlook at the beautiful quarry lake highlight this moderate 3.5-mile hike. Dogs on leashes are welcome.
Baker Creek Preserve led by Happy Hikers
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 AT 9:00 AM
Giant sycamore trees and other native plants flourish along these meandering trails in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness just minutes from downtown. You’ll take the easy Sycamore Loop 1.2 miles and then climb a more strenuous 0.8 miles on Best Medicine to a beautiful view of the valley at Pappy’s Point. From here, you may be able to see the windmills on Buffalo Mountain to the north before returning to the base of the trail system.
- April 12, 2017
- Phone: (865) 637-4561
- Time: 9:00 AM
- Price: Free