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Sharp's Ridge Veterans Memorial Park

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Just 10 minutes from downtown you can drive to the top of Sharp's Ridge Veteran Memorial Park for the best view of our skyline and the distant mountain peaks. About three-quarters of the way to the top of the ridge, there is an overlook platform featuring signage identifying the peaks that are most familiar to us. When fall has claimed the leaves from the hardwood trees surrounding the park, there are views to be had from the two picnic areas. There are 4.7 miles of multi-use trails that wind across the wooded hills and a 0.6-mile downhill-only trail for mountain bikers (no foot traffic or dogs allowed). Birdwatchers can join one of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society many hikes. Sharp Ridge trails drain extremely well and are a great place to hike or ride when other Knoxville trails are too wet.

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BIRDING
One of the best sites around for migrant songbirds in the spring. Birdwatchers might want to join one of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society's bird walks.

MOUNTAIN BIKING — DOWNHILL-ONLY
Natural Trail: 0.6 miles
Difficulty: extreme
The gravity jump Knight Fall Trail is a 0.6-mile downhill/expert-only, black diamond trail for mountain bikers — no foot traffic or dogs are allowed. Riders will drop in off the wooden qualifier into a series of berms, followed with rollers, table tops, and drops that lead to the signature g-out section. 5 g-outs lead to a final series of table tops. No foot traffic or dogs allowed!

MULTI-USE TRAILS
Natural Trail: 4.7-mile loop
Difficulty: moderate
There are 4.7 miles of multi-use trails that wind across the wooded hills. The trails can be accessed from the neighborhood on Hanover/Ridge Road; from the bottom trailhead, just across from the picnic area; and from the upper parking area by the cell tower. Terrain runs from flat and rolling to short and steep climbs. Sharp Ridge trails drain extremely well and are a great place to hike or ride when other Knoxville trails are too wet.

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!

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