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.

Foraging the Forest

Foraging the Forest

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Ranger Hunter on a mile hike down through the storybook trail to learn some of the plants and the nutritional value. Free. Meet at the TVA Visitor's Center.

Friday Fun Run

Friday Fun Run

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This FREE Fun Run starts every Friday at 6:30PM from Pour Taproom. We'll run 3 miles through downtown, World's Fair Park, and the river walk. Then we'll come back for drinks with 10% off! All [...]

Sunset Hike at Seven Islands SBP

Sunset Hike at Seven Islands SBP

August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Ranger Stephanie for a short hike to great spot to sit and bid farewell to the day. We'll discuss nature, wildlife, and of course whatever birds we come across. Bring water.  Program limited to [...]

West Bikes Saturday Shop Ride

West Bikes Saturday Shop Ride

August 8 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Join us Saturday mornings for our social shop ride. Safe roads. No drop. Roll out from the shop at 7:30 a.m. Strava 22 mile route

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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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