River Boardwalk

Extending along a rocky section of cliffs on the Tennessee River, the Boardwalk is a great place to look fore shoreline birds and other wildlife. The cave formerly known as Cave Springs or Maude Moore’s Cave is gated to protect native wildlife, particularly bats.


Although not visible, the Boardwalk is just downstream from the confluence of the Holston and French Broad River’s which come together to form the birth of the Tennessee River.

Great Blue Heron – a favorite wildlife sight on the Tennessee River.


Where to find it? From the Visitor Center, take the North Cove Trail down to the River Trail and turn right and walk along towards the river. From Ijams’ Quarries: Take the Greenway up to the River Trail and follow down to the Tennessee River and bear left to the Boardwalk.