Knoxville: Will Skelton Greenway

Follow the bends of the great Tennessee River through a wildlife sanctuary on this 8.6-mile trip in the city's most-scenic green space.
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Follow the bends of the great Tennessee River through a wildlife sanctuary on this 8.6-mile trip in the city's most-scenic green space.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.0

Waypoints

WSG001

Location: 35.9610900878906, -83.8836364746094

Head W on Greenway, then loop E through Island Home Park; look to L over small waterway to Downtown Island Airport

WSG002

Location: 35.9611511230469, -83.8767318725586

Small drainage spills into side channel; continue E along banks past TN School for the Deaf, then S away from river

WSG003

Location: 35.9585800170898, -83.8706817626953

Continue ESE

WSG004

Location: 35.9568290710449, -83.8699264526367

Head S through parking area

WSG005

Location: 35.9557418823242, -83.8687515258789

Turn L along road through Ijams Nature Center parking lot to E side of Miller Education Center

WSG006

Location: 35.9563903808594, -83.8661499023438

Turn N onto foot trail and wind through dense forest

WSG007

Location: 35.9575309753418, -83.8667297363281

Walk E toward river

WSG008

Location: 35.9574699401856, -83.8639526367188

Boardwalk along river and bluffs. See paddlers and tugboats passing by

WSG009

Location: 35.9532890319824, -83.8652267456055

L @ T to link back up with Will Skelton Greenway SSE into Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area

WSG010

Location: 35.9534378051758, -83.8562927246094

Wrap along shoreline past confluence of the French Broad and Holston Rivers, which flow into the Tennessee

WSG011

Location: 35.9542503356934, -83.8450164794922

End of greenway offers a glimpse of Pickel Island splitting the French Broad River into two channels; retrace route to trailhead