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11 Great Places to Go Swimming in Chattanooga

In the midst of a Chattanooga summer, there’s often nothing more appealing than going for a swim to escape the blazing heat. While we love that Southeastern sunshine, a good cool-down is a must-do when the mercury rises. Luckily, swimming options in Chattanooga abound, from lakes and rivers just…

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A Quick Guide to Chattanooga Trail Running

Chattanooga is staking its claim as one of the country’s premier trail-running meccas. Thanks to the incredible commitment of non-profit and volunteer-driven organizations like Wild Trails, The Friends of the Cumberland Trail, Lookout Mountain Conservancy, and the Land Trust for Tennessee (to name a…

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The Complete Guide to Paddling Life in Chattanooga

For quality paddling in any shape or form, Chattanooga is inarguably a water lover’s dream come true. Within an hour of downtown, boaters can easily access world-class whitewater and scenic flatwater paddling destinations. At all times of the year you’ll find Chattanooga’s dedicated weekend warriors…

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Lookout Mountain Lore Part 2: Legacy Attractions

The legacy attractions that decorate Lookout Mountain capture the unique spirit of Chattanooga. Ruby Falls embodies the spirit of the adventurer, inviting visitors to explore its subterranean waterfall. Rock City showcases the whimsical and quirky potential of Chattanooga, with its enchanting rock…

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Guide to Rock Climbing in Chattanooga

We don’t mean to brag, but our Southern sandstone is some of the best in the country. But don’t take our word for it. Just ask Cody Averbeck, who wrote the book on Chattanooga sport climbing – literally – by co-authoring the guidebook, Chatt Steel . He noted on Rock/Creek's blog: Southern Sandstone…

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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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Chattanooga's Five Best Places to Rock Climb

Chattanooga is to rock climbing what Vail is to a skiing. The amount of sandstone in this region is not only vast but of stellar quality, attracting climbers from around the world. It would take years to explore all the climbing the area has to offer, but you can start with these five destinations…

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Planning a Whitewater Rafting Trip Around Chattanooga

When the Olympics came to Atlanta in 1996, the decision on where to hold the whitewater paddling events was an easy one—even if it did require that the athletes travel a few hours into Tennessee. The Ocoee River is considered one of the top whitewater destinations in the world—and you don’t have to…

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Your Guide to Spring Bouldering at Rocktown

Spring is finally here, and it is rapidly getting warmer. Soon enough the humidity will start to set in, making V1 problems seem like V6, and V6 problems seem as difficult as something like that one dyno problem from the Dawn Wall. Climbers all over the Southeast will be trading their crash pads…

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