Running and Walking

Knoxville offers over 160 miles of trails and greenways for running and walking routes for all ages and abilities. From wooded greenways, neighborhood sidewalks to off the beaten path trails. Host to the Knoxville marathon, trail races and numerous 5K and local running group events,  Knoxville is a great running town!

Check out our calendar for weekly group runs and get involved with one of the many local running groups and clubs.

Featured run: Downtown Knoxville and University of Tennessee Tour showcasing the highlights of Knoxville’s downtown and adjacent University of Tennessee campus, with a return on the riverfront Neyland Greenway.

Top Trail Runs from the experts at Running Market

Collier Preserve

Collier Preserve HIGHLIGHTS: Features include an ADA walkway, nature path, native plants garden, birding platform, a kayak rest stop on Beaver Creek and [...]

UT Research Park

University of Tennessee Research Park HIGHLIGHTS: Trails, green spaces, an amphitheater, with beautiful vistas and an archaeological preserve; 2.2-mile Knox Blount Greenway winds along [...]

UT Arboretum Trails

UT Arboretum Walking Trails HIGHLIGHTS: 250-acre Research and Education Center featuring 2,500 native and exotic woody plant specimens that represent 800 species, varieties, [...]

Trotter Bluff SWA Trails

Trotter Bluff Small Wild Area Trails HIGHLIGHTS: The bluff itself is a 400-foot cliff that overlooks the French Broad River; 30 acres of [...]

River Bluff SWA Trails

River Bluff Small Wild Area Trails HIGHLIGHTS: On the western side of the Clinch River below Norris Dam, the trail loops a 3.2 [...]

North Ridge Trails

North Ridge Trails HIGHLIGHTS: National Recreation Trail, designated in 1973; 7.8 mile of natural trail traverses ridge-side woodland and creeks; excellent wildflower and [...]

North Boundary Trails

North Boundary Trails HIGHLIGHTS: 16 miles of singletrack and gravel paths pass through ridge-top woodlands, bluffs, and creek-side habitats showcasing a variety of [...]

Norris Watershed Trails

Norris Watershed Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Just under 30 miles of moderate to strenuous trails snake up and over the hills and wind along the [...]

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