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.

Wilderness Wildlife Week – January 25-29

In Person - January 25-29: Wilderness Wildlife Week celebrates the abundance of wildlife, variety of plants, trees, and wildflowers, and rich history of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee through a series of [...]

Cycology Intermediate Road Ride

Cycology Intermediate Road Ride

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Intermediate, social-paced group rides every Tuesday and Thursday. Route length 35 to 45 miles at a 15 to 17 mph average pace with regrouping along the route. Riders should have skills required to ride the roads [...]

The Long Run

The Long Run

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All paces, all experience levels run on Tuesday nights. Meet at the store and run together to Tom Black Track on the UT campus. Continue to run easy or do the track workout designed by [...]

SlowKno Running Club

SlowKno Running Club

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Weekly runs and training exercises geared at getting you on your feet running. Meet at Suttree Landing Park. Novices welcome, runners with nagging injuries welcome, along with everyone else. Free. Park has lights. Join group [...]

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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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