The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club currently maintains the Knoxville Urban Wilderness trail network in south Knoxville and Concord Park in west Knoxville.
Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness
Appalachian Mountain Bike Club provided over 1300 man hours for the layout and construction of trails in Hastie Natural Area. 3.5 miles of bike trails were developed for the 75-acre park.
From there, AMBC worked with Knox County, Ijams Nature Center, TWRA, and numerous private land owners to develop approximately 35 miles of multi-use natural surface trails at Forks of the River WMA, Ijams/Ross Marble Quarry, Marie Myers Park, and on private land in south Knox County.
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- Full Urban Wilderness “South Loop” Trail Network
- Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area
- Ijams Nature Center
- Hastie Natural Area & Marie Myers Park
- Helix Trails/Anderson School
Look for the Urban Wilderness blaze on South Loop trails
West Knoxville’s Concord Park lies on the shores of Fort Loudoun Lake off of Northshore Drive. Park in the swimming pool lot. GPS waypoints (.gpx), maps, and driving directions for some of the trail heads are located at trailhead parking.
The trail system at Concord lies both east and west of the of the parking lot. East of the parking lot the trail system consists of 5 loops and a trail. The entrance trail to these trails runs eastward from the parking lot. Stacked west to east are the Mainline Loop, the Middle East Loop and the Orient Loop. Within Mainline is the Inner Loop. On the north side of Middle East is the Lakeside Loop which begins and ends very close to where Middle East connects with Mainline and runs primarily along the lake. Connecting two points on the south edge of Mainline is the Golf View Trail. To the west of the parking lot lies the Western Loop which begins and ends within sight of the main parking area. Short connecting trails are found throughout the trail system and make navigation sometimes confusing until you get the lay of the land.