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.

John Thurman Smoky Mountain Trout Adventure Camp at Tremont – June 20-25

Activities include instruction from experts in fly casting, tying flies that attract fish, how to fish mountain streams, and fishing trips with experienced mountain stream mentors. Science-based activities that pertain to fishing in mountain streams [...]

USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships June 23-26

The 2022 USA Cycling Professional Road, Time Trial & Criterium National Championships will be held in Knoxville on June 23-26. Schedule and details at Visit Knoxville. Schedule for this year’s competition: Thursday – Individual Time [...]

Whitewater Canoe and Kayak School – June 24-26

The Annual Whitewater Canoe and Kayak School will be held June 24-26 at the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park. Camping will be in the group camping site, and we will have a group dinner and [...]

2022 Appalachian Ironman

2022 Appalachian Ironman

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

B-tier PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament with 3 Rounds at the gorgeous Clayton's Disc Golf Course. No Day of signups. Must have 3 to make a division. Register online.


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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