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Third Creek Greenway

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Location
Knoxville,  
TENNESSEE
From You5880.35 Mi
Local TipsParking at Tyson Park or Earth Fare are the best options. Links up to other greenways for 30+miles, making it the perfect place to long-run in town.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-10-07
Created ByDarren Brown
Surfaces
  • Paved
Activities
  • Running
  • Walking
Features
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Flat
  • Good For Workouts
  • Baby-Jogger Friendly
  • Has Playground
  • Family Friendly
Street Crossings
  • A Few
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionBuilt in the 1970's, the original "Third Creek Bike Trail" ran from the student apartments only to Painter Avenue, yet was known and loved by runners throughout Knoxville. With its extension in 1992 the trail was extended all the way to Neyland Drive. Following the murky waters of the creek, the greenway offers protection from the blazing suns of summer as it meanders first west-east, then north-south, much of its route bisecting an old and diverse urban forest. In 2006 a bold initiative rerouted the creek itself and re-landscaped some of the western end of the greenway, resulting in more open and attractive surroundings. In 2007 the Bearden Extension added more than a mile to the trail system.
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