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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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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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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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CHA Spotlight: Adventure Sports Innovation's Swincars

Swincars with Adventure Sports Innovation's Who: Anyone who loves off-road vehicles. What: The Swincars are electrically powered off-road vehicles that provide a unique, almost silent, driving experience. When: Throughout the year checkout Adventure Sports Innovation’s website. Where: Reflection…

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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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Over and Under Raccoon Mountain

Sure, you’ve hiked plenty of mountains. But when’s the last time you got to walk over and under the same mountain on the same day? Raccoon Mountain, just 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, offers an over-under experience like no other. Below the Mountain You’ll want to start your journey at…

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