Urban Wilderness Trail - Anderson School to Mead's Quarry

This is an unimproved woodland trail, so sturdy shoes are recommended. Sections may be slippery in wet weather. Meet at Anderson School building (county owned, but no longer a school) at 4808 Prospect Rd, Knoxville. (A portion of the parking lot is for hikers.)

We'll hike from Anderson School, first along streets to WIlliam Hastie Natural Area then Maries Myers Park to Ross Marble Quarry to Mead's Quarry. The toal distnce will be 7.1 miles. We will shuttle drivers back to the Anderson School.
To get to Anderson School from Knoxville take the James White parkway across the river to its end at East Moody Ave./Sevierville Pike. Turn left on Sevierville Pike and follow it for 2.4 miles to Centeroak Drive. Turn left on Centeroak for 0.1 mile to Prospect Road, and the Anderson School will be directly in front of you. Alternatively you can reach the school by taking Chapman highway to Lindy Drive, going east on Lindy to Sevierville Pike, Then left (north) about 0.1 mile to Centeroak, then right to Prospect Rd. On the web: http://www.outdoorknoxville.com/images-outdoors/Anderson_map.pdf

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  • Maria N.

    I'm going to try to make it.

    September 9, 2013

  • Mona W.

    I won't be able to join you on Monday. See you next week.

    September 7, 2013

  • Wilfred P.

    Last week the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) removed the James White Parkway from it's list of projects, ending the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) work on this project. This means that the network of trails known as the Knoxville Urban Wilderness will not be broken apart by a 4 lane divided highway. This walk is largely in the path of the now hopefully defunct James White Parkway extension.

    Please reach out to all local and regional officials who were involved and to seriously thank them effectively ending this project. Include the Regional TPO board who voiced dissent and TDOT officials, particularly commissioner John Schroer for listening and choosing to "not build projects that aren't supported by communities and our local partners." Please let TDOT and the TPO know that we appreciate this stance.

    Regional TPO board:
    http://www.knoxtrans.org/about/execbord.htm

    TDOT Commissioner:
    http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/contact.htm

    September 3, 2013

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