Seven Islands Nature Reserve, Knoxville


Directions: Take I-40 out of Knoxville, take the Midway rd. exit on the right, go  to the right and follow the signs a few miles to the park on Kelly Lane.

Trail Information: A new park just recently opened to the public.  A small (400 or so acres) but scenic and interesting place to run.  Park is mostly open land in a sharp bend in the French Broad river with great hill top views of the river valley and the Smokey mountains.  Trails at present are mostly mowed paths and old farm tracks with a closed paved road, several miles of trail.  Plans are to build a bridge across the river to more land and access.  Nothing really challenging but a scenic place for those who want a change of pace from running in heavy woods.