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.

Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area Backpacking Trip – July 31- Aug 1

Mt. Rogers NRA and adjacent Grayson Highlands State Park, in southwest Virginia, is one of the most scenic backpacking areas in the southeast, with huge open grassy meadows fringed by spruce trees and rhododendron bushes. [...]

Wild Rose Womens & Lit’l Buds Triathlon and 5K

The Wild Rose Womens' Sprint Triathlon is a great beginner race or just a great race to celebrate being a woman and a triathlete.  There is also a race for the kiddos that will take [...]

Saturday Canoe Crew

Saturday Canoe Crew

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Come paddle the Holston to Tennessee River with us. Meet at Holston River Park put-in at 10 a.m. and take out at Ned McWhorter about 12 p.m. (Depending on water rate). Cost $40 per canoe. [...]

Into the Wild: Backcountry Cooking

Into the Wild: Backcountry Cooking

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

This program will involve a 1-mile hike to our backcountry campsite with a ranger who will cook a camp lunch and give tips on how to go about cooking meals in the wilderness.  Learn what to [...]

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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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