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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