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Outdoor Fun is Like Second Nature in Chattanooga

Surrounded by mountains and a river that runs through the heart of downtown, Chattanooga has always been known as a premier outdoor destination.

Access some of the nation's top venues for rock climbing, road and mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, whitewater rafting, hang gliding, and more, all within a short drive of downtown.

Becoming the Best Outdoor City

Chattanooga local Dawson Wheeler, co-founder of Rock Creek and the Day Fire Podcast, shares a little more about his passion for the outdoors. 

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Great Waterfalls Near Chattanooga

East Tennessee has no shortage of breathtaking waterfalls. With so many options, we’ve decided to put together a list of the largest and most spectacular outdoor waterfalls in the area. We’re talking big, tall, powerful waterfalls; every fall on this list features at least 50 feet of...

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Chattanooga's Top Swimming Holes

Swimming holes are what southeastern summers are all about. Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite places in the Chattanooga area to (legally) cool off if you prefer your swimming pools to be of the natural persuasion. 

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Guide to Chattanooga's Riverpark

For a day filled with food, fresh air, and family fun, few places can offer more than Chattanooga’s beautiful and diverse Riverpark. Spanning more than 20 miles along the banks of the Tennessee River, the paved path lets you immerse yourself in nature, culture, and cuisine all at your own...

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Heart-Pumping Outdoor Adventures

Looking for a Chattanooga adventure that's sure to get your adrenaline going? Let us inspire you!

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Best Nearby Scenic Overlooks

Nestled in a valley amid stooped southeastern mountains, Chattanooga has plenty of places to get up high and check out the amazing scenery for miles around. The area is absolutely teeming with spectacular overlooks to enjoy serene sunrises, glorious sunsets, relaxing mid-hike picnics and just...

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Bragging Rights

"One of the best outdoor adventure cities in America."
-Matador Network