Choose Your Adventure

Surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes, it’s easy to see why Knoxville is loved for its outdoor recreation. Just minutes from downtown, you’ll find mountain biking, paddling, hiking, climbing and more. Search this site by activity or location and get inspired for your next outdoor adventure!

Upcoming Events

Check out the event calendar for all the special programs, workshops, guided tours and group activities offered in our region to help you find your adventure of choice and learn from the experts. Be sure to visit the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center to get friendly advice, pick up trail maps or brochures and share your outdoor adventures with us.

Tennessee National Bike Festival – March 17-26

Windrock Bike Park hosts the premier southeast mountain bike festival. Downhill, Enduro, Freestyle, XC, and Kids Competitions. Come out to race or watch the action. Details and registration online. Thursday March 16  /  Enduro Practice [...]

Guided Hike with City of Knoxville Parks & Rec

Meet at the Trailhead at 10 a.m. OR 6 p.m. for a guided hike with our Parks & Rec Staff. Details online or call 865-215-1700. March 23: William Hastie Natural Area March 30: Ijams Nature Center [...]

Cycology Intermediate Group Road Ride

Cycology Intermediate Group Road Ride

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Route and pace determined by the leader and group. Route length is 30-35 miles at a 15-17 MPH average pace with regrouping along the route. Before joining these rides you should already have the general [...]

Cycology Service Clinics

Cycology Service Clinics

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

All clinics hosted at Cycology Bicycles - Details online. March 15th: 6-7 p.m. - Flat Tire Repair: Hands-on. $15 cost to cover cost of materials Be ready for your next flat tire! This interactive clinic will guide [...]


Legacy Parks Unveils Natural Asset Guidebook

Legacy Parks has unveiled its Oak Ridge Natural Assets Guidebook, a collaborative project created at the request of the City of Oak Ridge, Roane County and Anderson County civic and business leaders in response to [...]

Get Out and Play Guide

A comprehensive guide for outdoor activity in the East Tennessee region – the Get Out and Play! Guide is a complete directory of all parks, trails, and greenways in Knox and surrounding counties, and includes major [...]

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