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Hiking From Cravens House to Sunset Rock: A Chattanooga Classic

Iconic. Scenic. Popular. Worthwhile.... Whatever word you want to use, the hike from Lookout Mountain's historic Cravens House to Sunset Rock is always a solid option when seeking a Chattanooga hiking experience. It's one of those hikes that'll never let you down. Close proximity to downtown? Check…

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The 5 Best Family-Friendly Hikes in Chattanooga

Chattanooga is a mecca for climbers, bikers, and backpackers alike, but the city also offers an array of scenic hikes for beginners and families. Whether you’re visiting for a week or just a weekend, there are plenty of pristine hiking trails close to town worth checking out. No trip to the Scenic…

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6 Best Hikes on Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain rises above Chattanooga like a sleeping giant. Two rock outcroppings, Point Park and Sunset Rock serve as perfect destinations for viewing the local landscape. A climb to these destinations rewards you with views of Georgia and North Carolina mountains, Watts Bar’s cooling towers…

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Lookout Mountain and the Forgotten Incline Railway

Unveiling the Past: Exploring Lookout Mountain History Park at Cravens House on the side of Lookout Mountain, as tourists, hikers, and trail runners do every day of the year, and it’s easy to be swallowed up by the history of the place. Monuments tower across a grass lawn while others stand like…

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A Guide to Chattanooga's Unique Birding Opportunities

A wide range of protected habitats makes Chattanooga an exciting destination for bird watching. Seasoned birders have likely heard of the area’s Sandhill Crane festival, but the city and surrounding region also offer unique bird viewing opportunities year-round. Whether you’re in search of…

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Favorite Spots for Fall Camping in Chattanooga

It’s no secret that Chattanooga is an outdoorsy city and camping is one of the best ways to connect with nature. With cooler weather and the turning of the leaves, fall is an ideal time to immerse yourself in the natural beauty. All of our favorite camping locations provide easy access to some of…

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Best Places to See Fall Colors

Looking for great ways to see dazzling fall colors? Chattanooga offers many options to see the brilliant changing colors by land, water, and air! Enjoy miles and miles of breathtaking vistas from Signal Point (the southern terminus of the Cumberland Trail), Raccoon Mountain, Sunset Rock, Lula Lake…

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Our Favorite Spots to Catch a Sunrise or Sunset in Chattanooga

Experience the Earth Waking up or Going to Sleep Getting up early to watch the sunrise reflecting on the Tennessee River is a sight to behold. Not a morning person? Perched on a bluff to watch the sunset over the valley can take your breath away. Here are a few of the most stunning Chattanooga…

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5 Places to Enjoy October in Chattanooga

Autumn is when the Scenic City really earns its name. Chattanooga has become one of the top outdoor destinations in the country, with paddling, hiking, climbing, trail running, and mountain bike opportunities in every direction. Visitors can enjoy these trails any time of the year, but it never…

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