Created By: Dogwood Arts
Fountain City (West)
Dogwood Trails West
8.9 Miles | Trail Begins at 100 Hotel Road (37918)
The Panoramic Side of the Fountain City Dogwood Trail begins and ends in an historic area. Fountain City Park located on the right is a community favorite. A clear spring, for which Fountain City is named, bubbles out of a steep cliff of solid rock behind the park.
The trail is abundant with pink and white dogwoods as it meanders up the hillside to offer a first glimpse of a panoramic view from Black Oak Ridge across the city to the distant Smoky Mountains.
The route skirts the western brow of Black Oak Ridge where charming homes framed by dogwoods continue into a heavily wooded valley, known as Sherwood Forest. Enjoy another look at those panoramic views of the mountains before winding down from the heights of the ridge to the early-day resort and popular Fountain Lake.
Open Gardens and Camera Sites
The open gardens and camera sites listed are only open April 1-30. Please visit only when yard signs are displayed.
Camera Site: Available for photos; please do not enter the gardens.
Open Gardens: Open for a self guided tour daily form 10am-6pm.
About Dogwood Arts
Dogwood Arts has a 65-year history of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in East Tennessee. With the financial support of corporate sponsors, grant funding, local government investment, and private donors, we produce 20 year-round events and programs that help make Knoxville a great place to live, work, and play.
For more information, please visit dogwoodarts.com/trailsandgardens