Knoxville: Northwest Greenway Loop

This figure-8 connects two parks on its 3.7-mile course under hardwood canopies and past a mini-wetland teeming with life.

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Mapped by Stephen Wilkinson

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.0



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Start @ picnic shelter in Northwest Middle School Park and head S


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Straight @ 3-way


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R @ T into wooded area; cross tributary of Third Creek


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Hike along Third Creek. In a few strides, you’ll pass a llama ranch. During mining days, llamas were used to transport goods; now, they’re prized for their fur


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Cross road


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R @ Y into Victor Ashe Park, starting short lollipop loop. Walk by wooded stands of trees, cross field, and pass pond


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Enter brushy wetland. If you’re lucky, you’ll see an osprey or heron


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Pass fences of Dogwood Park, the city’s first public canine park


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Trail leads under more shady stretches of oaks and hickory. Caution: Flying Frisbees overhead. This park has an 18-hole disc golf course, rated one of the best by local golfers for its long, wooded greens and challenging putts. Close loop @ WPT 6, then backtrack to WPT 3 and turn R


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R @ Y to close final loop in .4 mi. @ WPT 1. Return to bus stop

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