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  1. The Dirt Circuit

    On Saturday, October 11, 2014, “The Dirt Circuit” will be held at Panther Creek State Park. The Dirt Circuit is a 12 or 24 hour trail race where participants run as far as they can in the 12 or 24 hour time period around a nearly 3 mile loop course.

  2. Tellico Plains and Fort Loudoun Adventures

    Hit the road for an autumn adventure in Tennessee that escapes Knoxville and tours Tellico Plains and Fort Loudoun.

  3. Discovering Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

    Knoxville's Urban Wilderness is home to 42 miles of varying trails that are all great for recreation. Mountain biking, trail running, and hiking are all popular options here.

  4. 5 Easy Outdoor Dates in Knoxville

    Knoxville is blessed with easy access to a wide array of open spaces and worthwhile destinations, perfect for any type of outdoor date. Here are some simple ideas that are inexpensive, close to downtown, and not physically or technically demanding — meaning that they're approachable for even the most reluctant hater of bugs and poison ivy.

  5. UT Outdoor Programs

    Outdoor recreation can provide personal enrichment by learning new skills, making friends, overcoming challenges, and discovering inner strength.

  6. Rate Your Knoxville Roots

    From mountain streams to quarries, Knoxville is loaded with swimming holes, and everyone has a favorite.

  7. 4 Father's Day Hikes in the Smokies

    Check out the Insider's Guide to 4 Father's Day Hikes in the Smokies that will leave any father feeling fit and happy.

  8. Trail Days 2014

    Trail Days 2014 was once again a massive success for the trail town of Damascus, VA, and for hikers in the AT community.

  9. Trail Days 2014

    From May 16-18, Damascus, VA will once again play host to the wonderfully wacky Trail Days festival.

  10. Knoxfest

    Outdoor Knoxfest is Knoxville's annual weekend dedicated to the incredible range of outdoor recreation available in eastern Tennessee.

  11. The War at Windrock

    Divided into three battles over the course of 2 days, The War at Windrock has earned its daunting name.

  12. Ladies Night at The Climbing Center

    The first Monday of every month the Climbing Center on Sutherland Avenue hosts Ladies Night.

  13. Get Inspired To Go Outside with Knoxville’s End of Summer Soundtrack

    Listen to these great folksy songs as an end of summer soundtrack to inspire you to get the most out of the outdoors around Knoxville.

  14. Cormac McCarthy's Knoxville: A Gritty Waterfront Tour Inspired by Suttree

    Inspired by the novel Suttree, see Knoxville's dark and storied past by bike or by boat. Here's how to do it.

  15. Discover Knoxville’s Best New Bar for Outdoor Enthusiasts

    The Trailhead Beer Market sits at the edge of the Urban Wilderness, drawing an outdoor crowd to Knoxville's best new bar and gathering spot.

  16. Racket Science: Yakima Launches All New Streamline System

    Yakima’s latest and greatest rack system has finally arrived! For the past five years, Yakima’s newest StreamLine system has been under development.

  17. Valentine’s Day with the The Dirty Guv’nahs

    Take your special someone on a Valentine's Day tour of these Knoxville spots featured in the Dirty Guvnahs' "Fairlane" music video.

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