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New G&O Trail Announced


Legacy Parks Executive Director Carol Evans recently announced a new three-mile multi-use trail to be built along the G&O Railway in South Knoxville from Chapman Highway to Mead's Quarry and the South Loop Trails of the Urban Wilderness.
"Just like New York's High Line and Atlanta's BeltLine, this trail can be just as iconic for Knoxville," she said.
Working with Pete and Linda Claussen of Gulf & Ohio Railways, the new trail will run adjacent to the working tracks - a 'Rail with Trail' as opposed to a 'Rail to Trail' - which turns

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  • Urban Wilderness Hosts Knoxville’s First Mountain Bike Race

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    • The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) held a Tennessee High School Cycling League mountain bike race in Knoxville for the first time on October 11 in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. This was the third event in the state’s four-race fall series for both high school and middle school students. Working with Legacy Parks Foundation and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, representatives from the Tennessee League said the Knoxville race highlighted Legacy Parks’ new purpose built flow more details