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.

Summer Sunset Hike

Summer Sunset Hike

July 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

join Park Ranger Nate and Park Ranger Stephanie for a short hike to great spot to sit and bid farewell to the day. Along the way we will discuss nature, wildlife, and of course a [...]

Ambling the Andrew’s Ridge Trail

Ambling the Andrew’s Ridge Trail

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The back-country trails each have their own unique flavor, and the Andrew’s Ridge Trail offers a healthy mix of pre-TVA history and scenic views. Join Ranger Will at the Canteen to embark on this two-mile [...]

Wednesday Night Ride

Wednesday Night Ride

July 15 @ 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 [...]

Knox Bike Racing Wednesday MTB Series

Knox Bike Racing Wednesday MTB Series

July 15 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

The series consists of 10 races using multiple trail systems in the Knoxville area. These are cross country mountain bike races and categories are spaced with 1 minute between the next. Classes for all levels [...]

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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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