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.

Tuesday Greenway Lunch Ride

Tuesday Greenway Lunch Ride

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday from March 16 - October 26th at Pearson Park for a casual pace beginner-friendly greenway ride. These rides are designed to get you comfortable on your bike and give you tips [...]

SUP 101 at Ft. Dickerson Quarry

SUP 101 at Ft. Dickerson Quarry

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us every other Tuesday evening for our Intro to Standup Paddleboarding. The course will provide you with basic equipment and knowledge of SUP and paddle techniques taught by certified SUP instructors, so you will [...]

Intro to Climbing Class

Intro to Climbing Class

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the basics of top rope belaying, knot tying, and climbing technique in this hands-on class. Designed for those with no previous climbing experience, this course teaches the necessary skills required to climb independently. Details [...]

Tuesday Taco Rides

Tuesday Taco Rides

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday evening for a Third Creek Greenway social ride. Afterwards some good food. Weather permitting, check Facebook for updates.

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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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