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!

Bicycling

Bicycling

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Birding

Birding

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Disc Golf

Disc Golf

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Fishing

Fishing

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Hiking

Hiking

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Paddling

Paddling

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

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Running / Walking

Running / Walking

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Skateboarding

Skateboarding

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers

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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.

Hike-a-thon – June 2021

Throughout the month of June, participants will hike, paddle, cycle, trail run, or just get outside. Individuals and teams have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes in a variety of competitions, including most miles hiked, [...]

Whitewater Canoe and Kayak School – June 11-13

The 50th Annual Whitewater Canoe and Kayak School will be held June 11-13, 2021 at the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park in Delano, TN on the Hiwassee River. Due to Covid we are changing up [...]

Chota Flatwater Touring School – June 12-13

The Chota Canoe Club’s Annual Paddle School is a great way to get started paddling and to advance your skills as a paddler. This year’s Flatwater School will take place at The Cove at Concord [...]

Spider Eyes and Fireflies Night Hike at Seven Islands SBP

Join Seven Islands' staff as they explore the wonders of the park after dark and gaze at nature's light show courtesy of fireflies. Fireflies produce a chemical reaction inside their bodies that allows them to [...]

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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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We work to preserve our area’s extraordinary natural resources and to expand parks, create trails, and increase access to our rivers to assure that our region enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities for generations to come.

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