Explore the great outdoors with fitness adventurer Missy Kane!

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.

Cycling Cades Cove Loop

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to enjoy the Cades Cove Loop Road on vehicle-free Wednesdays beginning May 3 through September 27. Participants are encouraged to visit in the afternoons and early [...]

Cycology Intermediate Group Road Ride

Cycology Intermediate Group Road Ride

September 28 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

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 [...]

Guided Hike with City of Knoxville Parks & Rec

Guided Hike with City of Knoxville Parks & Rec

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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. Sept 14: Volunteer Landing/Worlds Fair Park Sept 21: Anderson School Sept [...]

Seven Islands Birding State Park Float

Seven Islands Birding State Park Float

September 28 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The French Broad River, put in at Seven Island State Birding Park and take out at Cruze Landing, is the perfect stretch for beginner kayakers. It's 5 miles with a combination of flatwater, and easy [...]

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