THE TENNESSEAN Hotel is centrally located within East Tennessee's most incredible wilderness. Knoxville itself offers acres of outdoor adventure, including a diverse park structure and easy-to-navigate greenway, as well as forest, flower-covered fields, lakes, creeks, rivers, and hiking trails located within minutes of our front door.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS AT YOUR FRONT DOOR
The Smoky Mountains are picturesque any time of year, and offer multifarious adventures for every traveler. Breathe in the crisp mountain air while auto-touring, hiking, biking, fishing, tubing, and sightseeing. The early morning mist settling in the valleys or the vibrant autumn leaves leave impressions for a lifetime. In less than two hours drive time, adventurers of all skill levels can explore the glories of the Smokies.
Located only 3 miles from downtown, the Urban Wilderness encompasses 1,000 wooded acres, 50 miles of multi-use trails, Ijams Nature Center, Mead’s Quarry and Navitat – Knoxville’s premier treetop adventure and zip lining experience. Rent a paddleboard, kayak, canoe, bike, or hike through the trees, all while taking in the splendid views of East Tennessee.
House Mountain is the highest point in Knox County at 2,064 ft., and a mere 8 miles from downtown. Offering either a steep and brief option, or a winding, less strenuous version of the hike, House Mountain is an ideal day trip for children and adults.
The Greenway is an easily accessible web of trails that winds throughout the city of Knoxville. It consists of 86 miles of paved and natural pathways. The Greenways make a morning run along the Tennessee River waterfront or a meandering stroll through World’s Fair Park as effortless as traipsing out the front door.