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.

Sunset Frog Walk at Seven Islands SBP

Sunset Frog Walk at Seven Islands SBP

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Ranger Clare to watch the sunset over the French Broad River and visit Wayne's Pond after dark. We will talk about the common frogs and toads in our area and learn to identify them [...]

Ijams Night Hike

Ijams Night Hike

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Night Hikes get you out on the trails to experience the night using all of your senses. Each walk includes night games and activities as well as exploration for our nocturnal creatures. Search for salamanders [...]

Birding With Friends: Global Big Day!

Birding With Friends: Global Big Day!

May 8 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Global Big Day is an annual event hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Thousands of birders all over the world will be submitting observations to ebird on May 8th to help scientists get a better [...]

Climbing Scout Badge Clinic

Climbing Scout Badge Clinic

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Scouts can complete the requirements for their Climbing Merit Badge on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Cost $30.

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Get Out and Play Guide

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