Knoxville is one of the region’s most accessible cities for authentic outdoor adventure. Whether on a greenway through a historic park or on a natural trail through the woods, you will observe historic relics and beautiful wildflowers among the dogwood trees. Pedal your way along the colorful dogwood trails on family friendly bike rides through scenic neighborhoods and on local greenways. Knoxville’s varied and inspiring landscapes offer the perfect spot for any type of outdoor adventure. You won’t have to venture far to find a river for paddling, a forest for hiking, or trail for watching native wildlife. From exciting downhill single-track trails to serene quarry lakes, bubbling mountain streams, or impressive rock outcrops, Knoxville’s varied and inspiring landscapes offer the perfect spot for any type of outdoor adventure.
Choose Your Own Adventure - Minutes from Downtown
Adventurers of all ages enjoy the authenticity and accessibility of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Located less than three miles from downtown Knoxville, this recreational destination features more than 50 miles of natural trails (including some of the best mountain bike trails in the southeast), Ijams Nature Center, quarry lakes and more. Bikes, canoes, and stand up paddle board rentals are available at various locations.