Trail Running in the Urban Wilderness

Over 60 miles of connected, natural surface trails within Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness provide unparalleled trail running experiences for adventurers of all skill levels. A variety of terrain and destinations creates great views, great adventures and the chance to return again and again for a new experience. The majority of the trails are multi-use trails for runners. There are fourteen trailhead destinations within the Urban Wilderness, each with their own unique characteristics and offerings.

Restrooms and water are available at Ijams Nature Center and the Ijams Quarries.  Water stations are available spring through fall at the Helix Trailhead and the end Marj McClean trail leaving William Hastie Natural Area.