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.

Hide and Seek with Knox County Parks – March 1 – April 30

The Knox County Parks & Rec Hide and Seek program runs from March 1 through April 30 and includes 4 County Park locations, Admiral Farragut, Carl Cowan, The Cove and The Point. Download maps to [...]

Cycology Bicycles Intermediate Group Road Ride

Intermediate pace group rides roll from the shop at 10:00 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The route and pace is determined by the leader and group. Route length is generally 30 to 35 miles at a [...]

Fly Fishing 101

Fly Fishing 101

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Each class teaches the basics of rigging, casting and other essential fly fishing skills. All of the gear and instruction is provided free of charge. Space is limited so please make sure to sign up well [...]

Thursday Evening Greenway Ride

Thursday Evening Greenway Ride

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Cycology Bicycles every Thursday evening for a casual pace, beginner-friendly, greenway ride meandering thru Maryville. No Vehicles Allowed. Rides are 5-10 miles depending on the group;  20 miles if the group is feeling adventurous. These [...]

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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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