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.

Intro to Backpacking Trip – Firetower at Frozen Head SP – May 21-22

Learn the essentials of backpacking and experience Frozen Head’s backcountry beauty at night. Moderate/hard 7-mile roundtrip hike, half of which will be up steep terrain. Cost $60. Details and registration online.

Weekly Gentlemen’s Ride

Weekly Gentlemen’s Ride

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Join the gentlemen of CVTA every Monday for a no-drop group MTB ride. Plan for a 1-2 hour ride of 7 to 8 miles. Please check each week's Facebook event for location and any changes due to weather.

Yoga at Ijams

Yoga at Ijams

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Ijams has partnered with Hope Irwin to bring you a weekly yoga class on Monday evenings from 6-7 p.m. at the Visitor Center. This class may be outdoors on the back patio area or indoors [...]

OHB Run Club

OHB Run Club

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

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 [...]


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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