I C King Park

Distance: 5+ miles
Rating:easy to moderate
Elevation: 815' to 980'
Surface: dirt
    USGS Quadrangle: Knoxville
    Chris Pyle's topo trail map (pdf, 838KB) (11/03)
    Dunigan's trail map (9/2/02) or contour/trail map (9/2/02)
    Greg Johnson's older map
    Google map/image/topo or Mapquest
Access: Located off Alcoa Highway (US 129) south of Knoxville between John Sevier Highway and Maloney Road, this 190-acre county Park lies on the shores of the Tennessee River. Park at the second (northern entrance) to the Park, where the boat ramp is located. We have GPS waypoints (.gpx), maps, and driving directions for some of the trail heads at trail-head parking.


The single-track trail leaves the northern end of the parking area between the railroad track and cove. The trails roll and weave through hardwoods, cedars, and pines. The southern section of trails consists of several loops of 1 to 2 miles. The outermost northern loop has some steep berms.

There is a new 2.8 miles of steep trail on the south side of the park via a bridge constructed by Knox County. From the trail head it's about 1.5 miles to the new bridge. There are some technical switchbacks on the 5 climbs of this section (cumulative climb 800 feet). See GPS track/elevation profile.

These bike trails were developed by volunteers in cooperation with Knox County. Special thanks to SCO volunteers.

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Revised 9/2/02 by Tom Dunigan