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.

West Bikes Saturday Shop Ride

West Bikes Saturday Shop Ride

January 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us Saturday mornings for our social shop ride. Multiple groups/paces on each route: 14, 22, 0r 36 mile rides with paces from 13-18 mph. Safe roads. No drop. Roll out from the shop at [...]

Trail Maintenance Workday

Trail Maintenance Workday

January 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteers will be hiking to Tharp Trace Trail to remove invasive privet and honeysuckle. Terrain is difficult and steep. Register online.

Winter Woodpecker Walk at Seven Islands SBP

Winter Woodpecker Walk at Seven Islands SBP

January 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In the winter, east Tennessee is home to seven species of woodpeckers. We'll visit the trails where you are most likely to see each of them and learn what to look for when identifying each [...]

Lakeshore Trail Trek and Virtual Race

Lakeshore Trail Trek and Virtual Race

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Knoxville Track Club Treadin' Trodden Trails monthly off-road races are designed to both challenge veteran trail runners and entice and nurture newcomers to the sport. This Month's Lakeshore Trail Trek offers a 10K Race & Kids [...]

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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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