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Explore the great outdoors with fitness adventurer Missy Kane!

We’ll hike, bike, paddle, discover new places, socialize with fun folks, have fun and get fit! The monthly outings are perfect for both new adventurers and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. And we’ll have some special evening events and an overnight trip or two.

Everyone is welcome! The adventures are free for Friends of Legacy Parks and $10 per event for non-friends.

Led by Olympian and fitness enthusiast Missy Kane, the series offers:

  • A Friday morning adventure every month – hike, bike, paddle and explore!
  • The “Off the Beaten Path” Challenge – explore Missy’s recommended hikes on your own. Explore all 10 and earn a patch!
  • Special events, including a Fit & Fun Adventure Night at the Knoxville Adventure Collective in March and a LeMond E-Bike Demo Night in April.
  • An out-of-town adventure in the fall for participants who are also Friends of Legacy Parks.

$10 per adventure

  • Boats and bikes provided as available
  • Sign up for 4 adventures and receive a team tee shirt
  • Sign up for 8 adventures and receive a team tee shirt and water bottle
  • Each outing will be limited to 30 adventurers

Select Your Adventure(s)!

8 Adventures Pass
4 Adventures Pass

Adventure Calendar

Fort History Hike (Sold Out!)

Date: January 21th 9 a.m. – 12 noon

We’ll meet at Fort Dickerson and hike a 3-4 mile loop with a historian who will tell about the forts in South Knoxville and they role they played in Knoxville’s history. Reward yourself with an optional lunch at the legendary Round-Up.

Alex Haley Heritage Hike (Sold Out!)

Date: February 11th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet at the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center and walk the greenway to the Alex Haley statue. We will explore Morningside Park and learn about the heritage of Alex Haley and some history of East Knoxville. Pack a lunch to join us for an optional picnic inside the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center after the hike.

Oak Ridge Hike

Date: March 11
Take a hike with us in Oak Ridge as we discover new trails and greenway that you may not have hiked before. We will learn some interesting facts about Oak Ridge’s history as a “Secret City”. You might find a new hike to add to your list which isn’t as far away as you might think!
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Hastie Wildflower Hike

Date: April 8
Hike through William Hastie Natural Area in South Knoxville with Missy and a wildflower expert to search from spring blooms and learn about the native wildflowers that grow in East Tennessee.

Paddle the French Broad River

Date: May 6
Enjoy a group paddle on the beautiful French Broad River with Missy & Friends! We will see a new view of Seven Islands State Birding Park from the water. Kayaks and a shuttle service will be provided by Knoxville Adventure Collective.

Waterfront Ride

Date: June 10
LeMond Bikes will join the group as we go for a group bike ride. Beginners are welcome as this will be an easy ride with nice views.

Paddle the Holston River

Date: July 1
Meet at Knoxville Adventure Collective as we shuttle together to Holston River Park and float downriver back to the starting point. This is a beautiful paddle with opportunities to see wildlife and gorgeous views of Downtown Knoxville.

Paddle Boarding the Tennessee River

Date: August 12
Try something new as we grab paddleboards and float the Tennessee River! We will warm up with some yoga at Knoxville Adventure Collective before we hit the water, where brave souls may try a few poses while floating!

South Knox Hike

Date: September 9
This month is all about hiking for exercise as we head to I.C. King Park for nature trails with steady elevation gain. We will break a sweat as we hike new trails and loop the fishing lake.

Seven Islands Birding Hike

Date: October 7
Join us for a pleasant hike at the beautiful and pastoral Seven Islands State Birding Park. Expert birders will join us on the hike to tell us about the variety of species that can be found at the park.

South Knox Pub Crawl

Date: November 11
We will enjoy a more urban hike in South Knoxville and make a few stops at local breweries for refreshment.

Holiday Lights Hike

Date: December 9
Join the group as we hike a downtown loop to marvel at the many holiday decorations filling the streets.