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 27 @ 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 [...]

Nature Nuggets: Owls

Nature Nuggets: Owls

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Nature Nuggets provides a guided experience for children ages 2-4 and caregivers to gain confidence in the outdoors. This month, we'll get up close and personal with one of Ijams' owl ambassadors. Together we will [...]

AMBC Joy Ride Volunteer Round-Up

AMBC Joy Ride Volunteer Round-Up

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As the Joy Ride embarks on another rad year of group rides, advocating for more women on bikes, and strengthening our ties with the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, we are calling on all ride volunteers [...]

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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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