Rock Climbing

East Tennessee has numerous cliff lines hidden in our river canyons and giant sandstone boulders nestled in the mountains and throughout the valley bottoms. There are many developed crags waiting to challenge those that want to climb. Our mild climate allows climbing to be a year-round pastime.

Cumberland Trail System

Cumberland Trail System HIGHLIGHTS: Cutting through 11 Tennessee counties, the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park follows a line of pristine high [...]

Big South Fork NRRA Trails

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Spread out along the Cumberland Plateau, 450 miles of trail wander through scenic [...]

Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Knoxville's Urban Wilderness HIGHLIGHTS: Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness is a spectacular outdoor adventure area where you can hike, bike, climb, paddle, or just wander [...]

Ijams Nature Center

Ijams Nature Center and Quarry Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Within Knoxville's Urban Wilderness, this 315-acre wildlife sanctuary features gently sloping woodlands that houses an array [...]

Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry HIGHLIGHTS: Located within Ijams Nature Center's 315-acre wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Knoxville's Urban Wilderness; 25-acre, 80 foot deep quarry [...]

Obed Wild & Scenic River

Obed Wild and Scenic River HIGHLIGHTS: Encompassing 5,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Obed Wild and Scenic River protects the free-flowing Obed River, [...]

Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Knoxville's Urban Wilderness HIGHLIGHTS: Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness is a spectacular outdoor adventure area where you can hike, bike, climb, paddle, or just wander [...]

Ijams Nature Center

Ijams Nature Center HIGHLIGHTS: 315-acre wildlife sanctuary featuring gently sloping woodlands that houses an array of habitats and exhibits; Navitat Canopy Adventure Zipline; [...]