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.

Cycling Cades Cove Loop

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to enjoy the Cades Cove Loop Road on vehicle-free Wednesdays beginning May 5 through September 1. Participants are encouraged to visit in the afternoons and early [...]

Knox Bike Racing Wednesday MTB Series

Knox Bike Racing Wednesday MTB Series

May 12 @ 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Series runs from April - August and consists of 11 races using multiple trail systems. Cross country mountain bike races with categories spaced 1 minute between the next. All levels of riders from beginners to [...]

KTC Wednesday Night Group Run

KTC Wednesday Night Group Run

May 12 @ 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 in the Western Plaza parking lot in front of Hard Knox Pizza/Runner's [...]

Next Level Group Run

Next Level Group Run

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday night run: 2, 3, 5 & 7 mile routes for walkers and runners of all paces, rain or shine. Afterwards enjoy $1 off brews at Next Level Brewing. Join the Facebook Group page for [...]

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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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