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

Norris Dam State Park Trails

Norris Dam State Park Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Surrounded by beautiful hardwood forests and miles of Norris Lake shoreline; 800 miles of pristine shoreline for [...]

Loyston Point Trails

Loyston Point Trails HIGHLIGHTS: 17.7 miles of multi-use trails meander through beautiful woodlands, hugging the shoreline of Norris Lake and ascending to the [...]

Johnson Ridge SWA Trails

Johnson Ridge Small Wild Area Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Located on Cherokee Reservoir; scenic overlooks; 1.7-mile loop winds along the shoreline and through various habitats [...]

Haw Ridge Trails

Haw Ridge Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Situated on scenic peninsula along the shores of the Clinch River; 30+ miles of trail perfect for hikers, trail [...]

Hall Bend SWA Trails

Hall Bend Small Wild Area Trails HIGHLIGHTS: 5-mile trail routes around the west banks of Tellico Lake, forming a loop with views of [...]

Frozen Head State Park Trails

Frozen Head State Park Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Known for giant sandstone rock formations, bluffs, mountain streams, and waterfalls - this mountainous terrain varies from [...]

Fort Loudoun State Park Trails

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Built in 1756, one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier and reconstructed during [...]

East Lakeshore Trails

East Lakeshore National Recreation Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic linear trail system skirts the eastern shoreline of Tellico Lake; 10 interconnected trails range from 1.2 [...]

Dandridge Partnership Trail

Dandridge Partnership Trail HIGHLIGHTS: Skirting Douglas Lake's natural shoreline, the 1.2 mile trail offers numerous opportunities for swimmers and fishermen to find a [...]