Knoxville, TN

Neyland/James White Greenway

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Neyland Greenway is the principal path along the Tennessee River, running from the University of Tennessee Campus, past downtown, to Riverside Landing Park. The paved path is 3.8 miles long and parallels Neyland Drive for most of its way. The southwestern section is less attractive, as it’s on the northern side of the road. The most scenic section is the 1.5 miles between Second Creek and Morningside Park. At Bicentennial Park, the riverside path becomes the James White Greenway.

Distances, from the start of the trail at SR 129, heading northeast:

0.5 miles: University of Tennessee Gardens
0.9 miles: Third Creek Greenway Trail
2.3 miles: Second Creek Greenway Trail/Neyland Stadium
2.7 miles: Downtown
3.8 miles: Riverside Landing Park

Add-Ons: There are numerous connections to other greenways and trails. At the eastern end, at Riverside Landing Park, a nice add-on is Morningside Park, which is ~2 miles out and back.

Another nice add-on is Cherokee Farm Park and Greenway. A spur off the Neyland Greenway at HWY 129/Alcoa Highway with a pedestrian bridge crosses over to the area, which features the ~2 mile (one-way) Knox Blount Greenway, with nice views of the river on one side and farmland on the other. The area is a popular, marked cross-country running course for the University of Tennessee.

 

Essentials
  • 3.8 miles (6.1 km) one-way; Excellent add-on opportunities
  • 70 feet (21m)
  • Any point. West End: SR 129; East End: Riverside Landing Park
  • Numerous access points