Legacy Parks Treasure — Fort Dickerson Park is part of the 1,000-acre Knoxville Urban Wilderness championed by Legacy Parks Foundation. We invite you to become a Friend of Legacy Parks where your donations help us build trails and expand this unique urban playground! Teamed up with Ijams, AMBC, TWRA along with the City and County of Knoxville, we are developing the 1,000-acre Urban Wilderness Corridor, that when completed, will connect ten parks, feature forty miles of recreational trails, four civil war sites, and diverse ecological features and recreational amenities.
Knoxville's closest urban trails are just across the Tennessee River from downtown! The 1 mile out-and-back trail can be accessed from either entrance to Fort Dickerson Park. From the main entrance off Chapman Highway, the trail is a little hard to find — walk across the open field to the right of the quarry overlook and head towards the powerlines. You'll soon pick up a mowed path that will lead to the wooded singeltrack trail. Steep in places, this multi-use trail drops down to the Augusta Street entrance where it connects with the Fort Dickerson Greenway. Follow the greenway over to the scenic waters along the quarry's edge.
Green line: greenway
Brown line: natural trail
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