Chattanooga Outdoor Adventures

Chattanooga has always been known as a premier outdoor destination.

And we have the bragging rights to prove it. We're a "Best Adventure Town in the U.S. to Live + Play" according to National Geographic Adventure. "Best in the U.S. Travel Destination" by Lonely Planet. And a" Best Mountain Town" by Outside Magazine. That's just a few.

With access to some of the nation’s top venues for rock climbing, road and mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, white-water rafting, hang gliding, and more, all within a short drive of downtown, Chattanooga's outdoors offer unique opportunities for even the most hardcore outdoor enthusiasts.

Looking for something a little less adventurous? That’s OK, too. You can take a bike ride or leisurely stroll down Chattanooga’s beautiful 13-mile Riverwalk that runs along the Tennessee River, enjoy a picnic in one of the many parks and so much more. You can also explore Tennessee's Grand Canyon using the Tennessee River Gorge outdoor recreation map created by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Check out the search function at the bottom of this page to find the ultimate adventure! Use the search below to find guided outdoor adventures such as hiking, biking, rafting, hang gliding, kayak, and SUP rentals.

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Chattanooga Outdoor Adventure Inspiration

Chattanooga Travel Inspiration Magazine

Our annual magazine is packed full of expert tips from locals. Let them show you how to dive into fresh dining, outdoor pursuits, and generally just trying on our lifestyle.

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Jun
13

Gentle Walking Tour

Gentle Walking Tour

Jun 13th 24

Ruby Falls

Jun
14

Dinner on the Diner

Dinner on the Diner

Jun 14th 24

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum - Grand Junction Depot

Jun
14

Hiwassee Loop Train Ride

Hiwassee Loop Train Ride

Jun 14th 24

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Delano Parking Area (9401 HWY 411, Delano, TN, 37325)

Jun
14

Lantern Tour

Lantern Tour

Jun 14th 24

Ruby Falls

Jun
15

Chickamauga Turn

Chickamauga Turn

Jun 15th 24

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Chattanooga Hiking and Overlooks Map

Looking for popular trails and breathtaking views convenient to downtown? We've got you covered.