Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Go explore. Get away. It's closer than you think.
Choose your own adventure.

Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness is a spectacular outdoor adventure area where you can hike, bike, climb, paddle, or just wander in the woods – all within the heart of the city. Over 60 miles of trails and greenways connect you to a beautiful nature center, pristine lakes, historic sites, dramatic quarries, adventure playgrounds, five city parks, and a 600-acre wildlife area. There’s an adventure for everyone! Be sure to check out the calendar of events at HERE. 

For current trail conditions please visit AMBC.

Explore Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

There are plenty of places to explore in the Urban Wilderness. These are a couple of suggested trail loops to make your Urban Wilderness experience an adventure! 

Experience the Urban Wilderness


Hiking Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness | Trail Guidelines & Ratings


Trail Running in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness | Trail Information


Rock Climbing Guide to Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

For Kids

Find Playgrounds for Kids in Knoxville's Urban Wilderness


Knoxville Urban Wilderness | Navitat Canopy Adventure | Ziplining


Mountain Biking in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness | Visit Knoxville


Knoxville Urban Wilderness | Kayak, Canoe & Stand-Up Paddleboard


Knoxville Urban Wilderness | Swimming | Knoxville's Lakes

Man fishing from his boat on the Clinch River
Roots Rated


Knoxville Urban Wilderness | Fishing at the Ijams River Landing


Equipment & Water sports Rentals | Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

Learn More About the Urban Wilderness

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