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 50 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 500-acre wildlife area. There’s an adventure for everyone! Be sure to check out the monthly Outdoor Knoxville Podcast on Soundcloud!

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

Hiking Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness | Trail Guidelines & Ratings

Running

Trail Running in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness | Trail Information

Climbing

Rock Climbing Guide to Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

For Kids

Find Playgrounds for Kids in Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

Ziplining

Knoxville Urban Wilderness | Navitat Canopy Adventure | Ziplining

Biking

Mountain Biking in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness | Visit Knoxville

Paddling

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

Swimming

Knoxville Urban Wilderness | Swimming | Knoxville's Lakes

Man fishing from his boat on the Clinch River
Roots Rated

Fishing

Knoxville Urban Wilderness | Fishing at the Ijams River Landing

Rentals

Equipment & Water sports Rentals | Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

Learn More About the Urban Wilderness

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