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Evans Way Trail

Trail length: 0.09 miles
Round Trip: 0.18 miles

Evans Way Trail The UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center/Arboretum officially opened the Evans Way Trail on Monday April 16, 2018. The new trail was dedicated and named in honor of Richard and Carol Evans who spent over 35 years living on the UT Arboretum property. The Evans Way Trail follows the path of the UT Arboretum Auditorium water line/fiber optic cable route that starts out on Old Kerr Hollow Road (see the Heritage Trace History web page) and terminates at the top of the hill on Shade Tree Lane. The new 500'+ connector trail takes the hiker through a mature oak-pine forest and provides the shortest trail access to the auditorium grounds from the UT Arboretum main parking lot. Mr. Evans retired as the Director of the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center after 39+ years in June of 2011 and remained in a post-retirement position until December of 2011. Our clientele has greatly benefited from the work, special projects, and trail system that Mr. Evans planned, coordinated, and completed during his life-long career serving the UT Institute of Agriculture.

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Evans Way Trail Profile (A to B)
GPS at A: N35.99543, W84.21943
Average Grade: 7%
Distance: 746.2 ft.
Climbing Distance: 648.4 ft.
Descending Distance: 97.7 ft.

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University of Tennessee - Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center
901 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 · Telephone: 865-483-3571 · Email: UTforest@utk.edu