I’m going to call this particular section of the Urban Wilderness the Anderson School Trails, because the official designation of “Private Land Easement” isn’t useful in locating these charming trails geographically. The privacy, however, is part of the charm–it’s like a delightful secret that these land owners have been kind enough to share with the rest of us.
Above is the sign at the Anderson School access to the trails. You can start here, on what is fancifully named the Lost Chromosome Trail, or you can park at the other end, which is a little harder to find. It’s located on Burnett Creek Road, and you will have to cross that road to get to the trail. We’ve been here twice so we’ve done both.
There’s a little bit of everything along these trails. Water:
There are some surprises, too. Both man-made:
We’ve knocked out the Lost Chromosome and Chicken Coup trails and part of Chain Ring, and still have ACDC and MCR to go. Someone was having fun when they named these trails.
And you’ll have fun walking on them! Give it a try this weekend.
Click on the links below for more of my walking adventures!
Walking in Knoxville
Walking in Downtown Knoxville
Walking in West Knoxville I
Walking in West Knoxville II
Walking in South Knoxville I
Walking in South Knoxville II
Walking in South Knoxville III