Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024
Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024

Ijams Crag

2915 Island Home Avenue | Knoxville, TN 37920
Knoxville, TN 37920
Region: South

Located near the southwestern boundary of Ijams Nature Center, the Ijams Crag offers bolted routes for beginner and expert climbers alike. Climbers can hone their skills on local limestone on routes as hard as 5.12. There are 12 climbing routes open with an additional 20 or more routes currently in development.

City of Knoxville Park

Telephone: 865-577-4717

Park Size: 275 acres
Paved Trails: 3.62 miles
Natural Trails: 11.8 miles
Type: single track, old roads
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Hours: dawn till dusk
Connections:
Will Skelton Greenway
Marie Myers Trails
William Hastie Trails
Forks of the River Trails
Anderson School Trails
Knoxville Urban Wilderness
Main Entrance:
2915 Island Home Ave
Directions: Take I-40 to the James White Parkway and cross the river. Take the Sevier Ave/Hillwood Dr exit and turn left onto Sevier Ave which becomes Hillwood Dr. At the end of Hillwood, turn right onto Island Home Ave then take the 1st left to stay on Island Home Ave. Ijams will be approximately 1-mile on the left.

Mead's Quarry Entrance:
3518 Island Home Pike
Directions: From the Nature Center, continue south on Island Home Ave which becomes Island Home Pike. After the railroad tracks, turn right into the parking area for the quarries and trails.

Ijams Crag Entrance:
end of Aberdeen Lane
Directions: Take I-40 to the James White Parkway and cross the river. Take the Sevier Ave/Hillwood Dr exit and turn left onto Sevier Ave which becomes Hillwood Dr. At the end of Hillwood, turn right onto Island Home Ave and take the 1st left to stay on Island Home Ave. Turn right onto Gilbert Lane, then turn left onto Belvedere Avenue, and take a right onto Aberdeen Lane. Continue at right fork on Aberdeen Lane to the parking pull-off.