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.

Discovery Camp II at Tremont

Each day will be full of exciting discoveries in the great outdoors. This week-long camp is an opportunity for campers to get down and dirty with the forests, rivers, and critters that make these mountains [...]

Paddle the Holston River with Missy Kane

Paddle the Holston River with Missy Kane

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Meet at Knoxville Adventure Collective as we shuttle together to Holston River Park and float downriver back to the starting point. This is a beautiful paddle with opportunities to see wildlife and gorgeous views of [...]

Lunch and Learn at the Obed

Lunch and Learn at the Obed

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us at the Obed for our Lunch and Learn programs. Lunches are provided by Morgan County School Food Services Summer Feeding Program and the Morgan County Healthier Tennessee Community. All children must be accompanied by [...]

Friday Fun Run

Friday Fun Run

July 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Join us every Friday for a social run from Pour Taproom. We'll run 3 miles through downtown, World's Fair Park, and the river walk. Then we'll come back for drinks with 10% off! All levels [...]


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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