Highground Park at Fort Higley

High Ground Park commemorates the historic site of Fort Higley. The park features a peaceful walking trail that winds through hardwood forests, wildflowers and native flowering bushes and past the remnants of defensive emplacements such as rifle trenches and a cannon redoubt.

Entrance: 1000 Cherokee Trail

Park Size: 39 acres
Surface: pea gravel and natural
Natural Trail: 1.0 mile one-way
Type: wide 
Difficulty: easy
Hours: dawn till dusk
Features: Historic, Leashed dogs, hiking, Trails

Historic icon Leashed Dog Icon Hiking Icon Trail icon 

Trailhead Parking: 1000 Cherokee Trail

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Directions: Take I–40 to US-129 S/Alcoa Hwy and take the Cherokee Trail/UT Medical Center exit. Stay right on Cherokee Trail and go approximately 3 miles. Park will be on the right immediately after the blue watertower.

Trail Map

Highground Park Map

Virtual Tour