One of the goals of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Greenway Council is a greenway from Knoxville to the Smoky Mountains. We have helped fund two recent studies on how to connect from the Knoxville greenway sytem to the Maryville/Alcoa greenways and on to Townsend.

The Maryville-to-Townsend plan makes design recommendations for a route linking these two greenway systems.

The Blount County Greenway Plan was funded by a grant from TDEC, with the local match provided by the Council, Maryville, Alcoa and Blount County.

This map shows the approximate route of the greenway that will link from Downtown Knoxville to the Knox/Blount county line and which governments are responsible for each phase.

West Knox to Oak Ridge greenway planning
The Greenway Council has partnered with the TPO on two plans to link up existing greenways in West Knox County and Oak Ridge.

Loudon County has completed a plan (Part 1 | Part 2) for an 11-mile greenway in Tellico Village to run along the Tellico Parkway. The plan includes design recommendations for water crossings, street crossings, signs, and amenities. 

The City of Sevierville completed a greenway plan in 2011. This map shows the existing and planned greenways in Sevierville's downtown.

The City of Gatlinburg adopted a Greenway Master Plan in 2010.

This is a large file (77MB), so it’s best to download it before viewing. To download the file, right-click on the link, click “save target as,” then select a destination for the file.

The City of Knoxville and Knox County have a joint Park, Recreation and Greenways Plan, adopted in 2009.

The Oak Ridge City Council adopted the Oak Ridge Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan on April 11, 2011.

Dawn Michelle Foster from the City of Knoxville recently shared with the Greenway Council this presentation about the City's plans for parks and greenways in its South Waterfront redevelopment area


walking trail

For information about the Council, contact current Chair Jeremy Pearson at or 865-380-4730.
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