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.

The Glow Trot

The Glow Trot

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For six years, hundreds of runners and walkers have brightened up Blount County with the annual Glow Trot 5K. Now is your chance to light up the night again in 2021 for an awesome cause! [...]

Moonlight Hike at Panther Creek SP

Moonlight Hike at Panther Creek SP

May 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join Ranger Mayfield on a moonlight hike along Trout Lily Trail, a moderately-difficult, 2-mile loop. Bring a flashlight. Cost $10. Meet at the Boat Ramp parking lot. Details and registration online.

OHB Run Club

OHB Run Club

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Walkers to sprinters, all ability levels, join us for a greenway or trail run every Monday evening. An out-and-back 5k distance will be marked. Afterwards, enjoy $1 off beers in the OHB taproom. Check our [...]

Gypsy Circus Pint Night and Ride

Gypsy Circus Pint Night and Ride

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Two Bikes will be leading a casual ride from Barrelhouse each Monday in May. Expect to ride 5-10 miles at an 8-12 mph pace. $1 from each pint of cider sold goes to Two Bikes. [...]

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Get Out and Play Guide

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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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