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.

EZ Rider 1st Nightie Ride

EZ Rider 1st Nightie Ride

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Let's put the season to bed in style. Casually paced. No drop. Unsupported. Group ride. Bring your own nightie, snacks, water and potentially lights though the plan is to be finished before dark. We will likely ride into [...]

KTC Wednesday Night Group Run

KTC Wednesday Night Group Run

October 27 @ 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 [...]

Cycology Bicycles Intermediate Group Road Ride

Cycology Bicycles Intermediate Group Road Ride

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Shop Rides are intended for new, intermediate and advanced road cyclists. Before joining these rides you should already have the general skills required to ride the roads safely with car traffic. The intermediate road rides [...]

Nature Nuggets: Cool Carnivores

Nature Nuggets: Cool Carnivores

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ages 2-4. Join us for an hour walking some of Ijams' most fun trails. This month we are celebrating our spooky time of year by learning about carnivores. These animals eat other animals and come [...]


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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