Ijams Hiking Club

Club Information

Ijams Hiking Club is for everyone 18 and older looking to explore the trails in and around the Knoxville area!

The Club meets the first Saturday of each month and provides a way for hikers with moderate experience to safely enjoy the 1,000 forested acres of the Urban Wilderness with Ijams Naturalists. Hike a different trail each month while enjoying the amazing nature surrounding you in whatever way you wish. Head to the front to make good time with the hiking guide or enjoy a slower pace with an Ijams Naturalist to learn about plants and animals. In addition to exploring the Urban Wilderness, the Club takes quarterly field trips. Field trips have included 7 islands State Park and Fort Dickerson. At the end of the year reflect on the trails and enjoy your accomplishments with a club pot-luck!

In addition to all of this, club membership includes a Hiking Club T-shirt with a new design each year.


Membership in the club is $45 for returning members and $75 for new members. Registration is open from December 11, 2019 through January 4th, 2020. Register Today!

Potential members should be aware that hikes are moderate to difficult with some covering over 5 miles. Members should be in good physical health and able to walk for extended periods of time. All members must sign an Ijams release form, member agreement, and answer a few health questions before going on their first hike. Ages 18 and up only, and NO dogs allowed. Any member that engages in any aggressive, harassing, or otherwise disruptive behavior will be removed from the club with no refund upon a first offense.

Refund Policy

Ijams awards full refunds for any cancellations up to 7 days before a program, or if Ijams cancels a program due to severe weather. Refunds are not awarded for programs with fees of $5 or less for any reason. Tickets are non-transferable.