William Hastie Park

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

• 113.14 acres
• open space
• 4+ miles of unpaved trails (hiking, mountain biking, and trail running)
• Connects to Urban Wilderness South Loop Trails
Explore the trails on Google Trekker Street View
City Council District: 1
William Hastie Natural Area

1302 Margaret Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37920

North Knoxville

Directions: 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 Pk; stay on Sevierville Pk for approx. three miles; pass Marie Myers Park on your right; remain on Sevierville Pk; shortly thereafter, follow the sign to turn right onto Margaret Rd. which leads into William Hastie Natural Area

Biking at William Hastie Park

William Hastie Park sits on over 110 acres and consists of open space and over 4 miles of unpaved trails for hiking, trail running, PLUS mountain biking!

Mountain biking is a natural fit for Knoxville's hilly terrain, and riders have over four miles of wooded trails to enjoy thanks to the Appalachian Mountain Bicycle Association's hard work at the William Hastie Natural Area. The group logged more than 1,000 labor hours 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.

In 2021, 27+ acres were purchased by AMBC, then donated to the City of Knoxville to increase the size of this park and build more trails.


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


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.  Click here to read more about William Hastie (Source: KnoxTNToday.com)


William Hastie Natural Area Adoptees are Lake Forest Neighborhood Association and Appalachian Mountain Bike Club.


1.) For the protection of our park and the safety of its users, the following are prohibited:
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No open fires
  • No hitting golf balls anywhere in the park
  • No motorized vehicles in park
  • No equestrian activity
2.) Per city ordinance, all animals must be maintained on a leash.
3.) Please be respectful of other trail users.
4.) Please help to keep our parks beautiful by disposing trash in proper receptacles.
5.) Hours - Open dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted.