The new 10-acre expansion of the park features a 2-acre dog park that includes a shelter, some benches and a water fountain as well as separate sections for large and small dogs. Visitors will enjoy a new playground, picnic pavilion, and restrooms. New trails connect to the existing I.C. King trail system just behind the dog park. The new entrance is off Maryville Pike and includes 40 parking spaces.
With blueway access to the Tennessee River and natural trails to explore in the woods and ridges surrounding the park, this is a great adventure park. Anglers can enjoy bank fishing or setup on the long fishing pier. Paddlers can trolley around the inlet or head out to the main river. The just under 8 miles of multi-use of singletrack trails are a favorite for mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners, ranging in difficulty from easy to moderate. The singletrack trails contour the shoreline and climb the ridges, twisting and turning through the woods.
Skirting the shoreline of Knob Creek, an inlet of the Tennessee River, and winding through heavily forested woods, these easy to moderate trails are a local favorite for hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers. The shoreline and main trails are fairly low in elevation change, but the trails that climb to the ridge are more strenuous with steep descents. The trails are well-signed and maintained, but take a while to dry after inclement weather. Please don't mountain bike when the trails are wet.
Knox County Park
Park Size: 230 acres
Natural Trails: 8 miles
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Hours: dawn till dusk
Directions: Take 1-40 to the Alcoa Hwy, US-129 exit south. Travel 5.4 miles and use the median u-turn to head turn back on Alcoa Hwy heading north. The main park entrance will be on the right.