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.

KTC Wednesday Night Group Run

KTC Wednesday Night Group Run

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday evening social pace group run. All paces welcome. Distance options vary. Please abide by social distancing guidelines during our group runs. Meet at the Western Plaza Parking lot in front of Hard Knox Pizzeria. [...]

Wednesday Night Ride

Wednesday Night Ride

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come join us for our weekly rides! We leave at 6 p.m. with four groups. The killer B’s start us off with an average speed of 16 mph, routes change every week. The B group [...]

Cycology Bicycles Intermediate Group Road Ride

Cycology Bicycles Intermediate Group Road Ride

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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 [...]

Monarch Tagging in Cades Cove

Monarch Tagging in Cades Cove

October 29 @ 10:15 am - 2:00 pm

join us for Monarch Tagging in Great Smoky Mountains National Park this fall! Several dates are offered in September and October. Choose a date and bring the family! All ages are welcome. Free, donations are [...]

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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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