Knoxville is surrounding by incredible trail running opportunities. Concord Park, located just half an hour from downtown, offers 9 to 10 miles of solid singletrack trails. The trails are fairly technical with twisty climbing and occasional roots and rocks to watch out for. The Cucumber Gap Loop is a great option for trail runners wanting to see a little bit of everything the Smokies have to offer. With only a 6 mile loop, hikers can have riverside scenery and mountainside forests all in one afternoon. Hastie Park offers hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers about 5 miles of great single track trail through lush forests full of creek crossings and wildflower meadows. Hastie is connected to the Urban Wilderness Corridor, so if you want more mileage, there are lots of great extensions. The trails at Hastie can be a little rocky and rooty with some good climbing as well, so if you're looking for some good technical riding or running, this is a great option.