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 on these easy, three-mile hikes. Pedal your way along the colorful Dogwood Trails on family friendly bike rides through scenic neighborhoods and on local greenways.
”You might be surprised by what this Southern metropolis has to offer in the way of outdoor adventure.” Jess Daddio, Blueridge Outdoors Read More...
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.
Explore the Urban Wilderness
Adventure Awaits You!
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.