Legacy Parks Treasure — The 1,000-acre Knoxville Urban Wilderness, championed by Legacy Parks Foundation, is a partnership with Ijams, AMBC, TWRA and the City and County of Knoxville. We are developing the 1,000-acre Urban Wilderness, that when completed, will connect ten parks, feature over forty miles of recreational trails, four civil war sites, and diverse ecological features and recreational amenities. We invite you to become a Friend of Legacy Parks where your donations help us build trails and expand this unique urban playground!
Just a few miles from downtown, the trails at William Hasties Natural Area provide hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers 4.7 miles of trail combined with a few old roads. These beautiful trails weave through heavily forested property, and range from easy to moderate with a few technical sections, short hills and switchbacks to navigate. These trails are part of Knoxville's Urban Wilderness South Loop which provides the 2-mile connector trail that winds through Marie Myers Park to the trails at Ross Marble Quarry at Ijams Nature Center.