Sharp's Ridge Memorial Park Hiking Trails

329 Sharp's Ridge Memorial Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37917

329 Sharp's Ridge Memorial Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37917
Region: North

Just 10 minutes from downtown you can drive to the top of Sharp's Ridge Memorial Park for the best view of our skyline and the distant mountain peaks. The multi-use trail makes an approximate 3-mile loop winding on a lower and upper trail across the wooded hill. There are currently no signs for the two trailheads. The bottom trailhead is located just across the road from the first picnic area. For the top trailhead, drive to the parking area at the very end of the road and the trailhead is to the left of the cell tower. There is also a trailhead that goes to the lower trail on the right of the cell tower just past the gate. The upper trail is about 1.2 miles in length, connecting the bottom parking area to the top. The lower trail offers a loop option and is approximately 2 miles long. The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club is currently building new trails along the ridge. When finished the proposed trail system will have an estimated 8 miles of singletrack trail. Join them for a workday!

Birdwatchers might want to join one of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society's bird walks.


City of Knoxville Park

Telephone: 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311

Park Size: 111 acres
Natural Trail: 3+ mile loop
Hours: dawn till dusk

Entrance: 329 Sharps Ridge Memorial Park Drive
Directions: Take I-640 to the Broadway exit and head south. Go half a mile and turn left on Ludlow Ave. Continue on Sharps Ridge Memorial Park Dr and the park will be on both sides of the road. Park at the picnic area, overlook or at the very top.