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Most all the parks around the city and county of Knoxville offer great paved and natural surface trails for walking and short "hikes," but if you’re looking for a more robust hike, lace up your boots and head to one of our featured hiking trails. 

Check our calendar for club and shop hikes http://www.outdoorknoxville.com/calendar


Norris Dam State ParkMost all the parks around Knoxville are great for walking and short “hikes”, but if you’re looking for a more robust trek on natural trails close to town, lace up your boots and head out to one of these trails.

Anderson School Trails
Baker Creek Preserve
Beverly Park Trails
Big Ridge State Park Trails
Black Oak Ridge Conservation Easement Trails - Oak Ridge
Carl Cowan to Admiral Farragut Trail
Concord Park Trails
Fort Dickerson Park Trails
Forks of the River WMA*
Haw Ridge Park Trails
High Ground Park Trails
Holston River Park Trails
House Mountain Natural Area Trails
IC King Park Trails
Ijams Nature Center/Quarry Trails
Knoxville Urban Wilderness
Loyston Point Trails
Marble Springs
Melton Hill Park Trails
New Harvest Park Trails
Norris Dam State Park Trails
Norris Watershed Trails
North Boundary Trails - Oak Ridge
River Bluff Small Wild Area
Seven Islands State Birding Park
Sharps Ridge Memorial Park Trail
UT Arboretum Walking Trails
Victor Ashe Park Trails
William Hastie Natural Area Trails
*Check TWRA for hunting dates - BE SAFE


Hiking the GSMNPFor outdoor recreational play, Knoxville offers close proximity to so many wonderful trails. Some lie within an hour's drive, and some just a little bit further. Many of these areas offer miles upon miles of scenic trails. You just might want to pitch a tent and spend a few days exploring the area.

Big South Fork NRRA Trails
Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area Trails*
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Cumberland Trails
East Lakeshore Trail - Tellico Lake
Fort Loudon State Park Trails
Frozen Head State Park Trails
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Trails
Johnson Ridge Trail
Obed Wild & Scenic River Trails
Panther Creek State Park Trails
Trotter Bluff Small Wild Area
*Check TWRA for hunting dates - BE SAFE

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