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.

Night Black Light Hike

Night Black Light Hike

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ranger Mason will be meeting at the ball field beside the park office for a night hike on the Lake Trail. Please wear closed toed footwear. Bring water, a head lamp and a black light [...]

Beginner Birding Hike

Beginner Birding Hike

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

We will hike approximately 3 miles and learn the basics of birding, including tips for identification, bird songs, and the best tools and resources for beginning birders. Open to birders of all ages. Bring water, [...]

Morning Hike at Big Ridge SP

Morning Hike at Big Ridge SP

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Meet Ranger Mason at the Grist Mill Parking lot for a hike along the Fishermans Trail. Bring water. Free, Register online.

Spirit Hike at Norris Dam SP

Spirit Hike at Norris Dam SP

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The park becomes an eerie place once the sun goes down. Join Ranger Will for a 1-mile twilight hike through the Christmas Fern Trail and listen to ghost stories, spooky tales from Appalachian history, and [...]

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