William Hastie Trails

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
[email protected]
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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More info available at knoxurbanwilderness.com

Explore the trails on Google Trekker Street View
Unpaved Trail Length:
3.5 miles
Used for: walking, running, bicycling, walking leashed dogs
Hours: dawn till dusk
Lights: none
Difficulty: varies from easy to difficult depending on trail
Surface: natural path, mulch
Facilities: Pavilion at parking and trail head area
Watershed: Baker Creek
Connects to: William Hastie Park and Urban Wilderness South Loop Trails
KATRoute 41 - 20 minute walk
Chapman Highway at Redbud Rd.

City Council District: 1
William Hastie Trails

1302 Margaret Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37920

South Knoxville

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Directions: From I-40, take the James White Parkway exit 388; follow James White Parkway over the Tennessee River; take the Moody Ave. exit (last exit); turn left onto Sevierville Pike; stay on Sevierville Pike for approx. three miles; pass Marie Myers Park on your right; remain on Sevierville Pike; shortly thereafter, follow the sign to turn right onto Margaret Rd. which leads into William Hastie Natural Area

Mountain biking is a natural fit for Knoxville's hilly terrain, and riders now have 3.5 more miles of new, wooded trails to enjoy thanks to the Appalachian Mountain Bicycle Club's hard work at William Hastie Park. The group logged more than 1,000 labor hours at the 75-acre site this winter, cutting trails that are suitable for hiking, trail running and mountain biking. Working with the Lake Forest Neighborhood Association, Parks and Recreation continues to look at ways to make this public wilderness more friendly.

Though the trails were built by mountain bikers, these trails are very appropriate for hiking this beautiful escape to nature.

Explore the trails at William Hastie Natural Area on Google Trekker Street View (images from Fall 2014)

Hastie Natural Area
Hastie Natural Area, Hard Labor Trail
Hastie Natural Area, Margaret Road
Hastie Natural Area, Marj McClean Trail
Hastie Natural Area, Redwood Trail
Hastie Natural Area, Rock Ledge Trail
Hastie Natural Area, Sink Hole Trail
Hastie Natural Area, View Park Trail
Hastie Natural Area, Yellow Jacket Trail

Click here to view other virtual treks of greenways, trails, and attractions around Knoxville.

The park is named in honor of William H. Hastie, a Knoxville native born in 1904, who went on to become a lawyer, judge, educator, public official, and advocate for Civil Rights of African-Americans.He was the first African-American to serve as Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, as a federal judge, and as a federal appellate judge.
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