|High Ground Park: Fort Higley|
The most memorable history hike of the year came in May.
The Ijams Hiking Club explored a portion of the Knoxville Urban Wilderness: Battlefield Loop south of the river and UT. We went to the Civil War sites of High Ground Park and Fort Higley, then on to River Bluff and the best view of the city.
Fort Higley was quiet the day we were there, but it was pretty quiet during the war as well. It was built in 1863 by the Union Army to overlook the city and river after the battle of Fort Sanders just in case the vanquished Southern Army attempted to retake Knoxville. But the high location never saw any real fighting, the Confederate Army had been truly driven away.
For more details of our hike, click: High Ground.
|View towards downtown Knoxville|