Fort Dickerson Greenway and Trails

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
sely@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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FACILITIES
Explore on Google Trekker Street View
Greenway Length:
2.7 miles
Greenway Main Loop: 0.3 miles
Used for: walking, running, bicycling, walking leashed dogs, pushing strollers, using wheelchairs
Hours: dawn till dusk
Lights: none
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Greenway Surface: chatt (packed, crushed gravel)
Unpaved Trail Surface: Mulch
Facilities: restrooms during visitor center hours
Watershed: Goose Creek
Connects to: Fort Dickerson Park 
Parking: 30 spaces in main gravel lot
RIDE THE BUS TO THIS GREENWAY
KATRoute 45 - 3 minute walk
Blount Ave. at Augusta St.
City Council District: 1
Fort Dickerson Greenway and Trails

Addresses for Fort Dickerson Park:
Harold Lambert Overlook: 3079 Fort Dickerson Road
Fort Dickerson Gateway Park: 3096 Fort Dickerson Road
Fort Dickerson August Avenue Parking: 530 Augusta Ave
Fort Dickerson Quarry Access Parking: 550 Augusta Ave

South Knoxville 


Directions from I-40: Take exit 389 (Hall of Fame Dr.); turn southbound onto Hall of Fame Dr.; continue straight until you reach the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame; at this corner, turn right onto Hill Ave.; turn left onto Gay St. and cross the Gay Street Bridge over the Tennessee River; turn right onto Blount Ave.; turn left onto Chapman Highway; turn left onto Hawthorne St. and end at the quarry entrance gate. (can also use Augusta St)

Fort Dickerson Greenway is a packed, crushed gravel (or chatt) surfaced greenway built to give park patrons access to the banks of Fort Dickerson Quarry from Augusta St. Until this greenway was built in Fall 2010, the only access in the park was the Civil War Fort at the highest altitude of the property, which was only accessible from Chapman Highway and only provided a view of the quarry from approximately seventy feet above the water's surface.

The greenway begins from a small gravel lot on Augusta St. and proceeds through wooded canopies and along the edge of the quarry's cliffs (with breath-taking vistas) until it reaches the quarry water's edge. The greenway is flat except for the optional extra loop that ventures along extra lengths of the cliffs.

The Fort Dickerson Trail was designed primarily for mountain bikers by the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club and is quite steep in brief sections. However, it is also open to hikers and is not a route to miss if you enjoy mountain hiking experiences. The trail begins near the parking lot access to Fort Dickerson Greenway off of Augusta St. and ends at the top of the Civil War fort, which is accessible to cars from Chapman Highway.

Explore the Fort Dickerson Greenway and view the quarry on Google Trekker Street View (images from fall 2014)

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Map of Fort Dickerson Greenway and Trails Map Legend