All of the trails are hiker friendly, and thanks to a partnership with the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, 9+ miles in the Mead’s Quarry and Ross Marble Natural Area of the nature center are also designed for mountain bikers.
Dog on Leash, Restrooms, Beer Garden, Boat and Bike Rentals, Visitor Center, Exhibits,
Gift Shop, Views, Lake,Wildflowers, Bird Watching,
Wildlife, & Nature Trips
Ijams Nature Center is the crown jewel in Knoxville’s Urban
Wilderness, which features 1,000 forested acres along
downtown’s south waterfront. The Urban Wilderness is an
exceptional historic and recreational corridor, inviting all
who visit to experience the special character-defining assets
of Knoxville. With more than 40 miles of mixed use trails, 10
parks, four Civil War sites, incredible views and unparalleled
natural features, this unique area draws people from around
the corner and around the world. Visit the links below for
detailed section maps of the Urban Wilderness.
Ijams is Dog Friendly! Due to state and federal regulations that allow Ijams to care for exhibit hall creatures, pets are not allowed in the Visitor Center.