Ijams Hiking 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 and beyond 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. 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 and four field trips to exciting hikes in the area surrounding Knoxville. 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 and member agreement 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.