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Hiking Club

Easy Hike: Urban Wilderness Gateway and Baker Creek

  • 09/05/2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • Urban Wilderness Parking Area, south end of James White Parkway, Knoxville


  • For member hike registrations
  • For non-member hike registrations

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On July 23, 2021, the City of Knoxville dedicated the Gateway to the Urban Wilderness — possibly the only trailhead at the dead end of a four-lane highway. We will hike from the overpass where the speeches took place, through amazing structures and earthworks that our biker friends enjoy, and then on Sycamore Loop, an easy one-mile trail in Baker Creek Preserve. Hike distance: 2-3 miles. Meet at 8:00am at the south end of James White Park Parkway; look for Urban Wilderness signs for a left exit to parking area. If it's raining heavily, we will cancel because mountain bike trails can be damaged when muddy.

Pre-registration is required with hike leader.

Leader: Doris Gove 865-456-8198

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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