Outdoor Chattanooga

  • 200 River Street
  • Chattanooga, TN 37405

Established in 2004, Outdoor Chattanooga is a unique division of the City of Chattanooga’s Department of Economic and Community Development. Our mission is to make outdoor recreation an attractive, healthy, and distinguishing lifestyle for Chattanooga’s residents and visitors, which, in turn, will maintain and enhance the value of the region’s resources, and help grow the region’s economy.

Our role is to connect you with Chattanooga’s outdoor scene! There’s so much to see and do in the Scenic City, that it can be a little overwhelming finding the right information on how to get outside and play. We’re here to help. Search our website by activity or location to find detailed information about the places to run, climb, paddle, hike, bike, and more, all within an hours drive of Chattanooga.

You’ll find plenty of outdoor activities that you can do on your own or with local outfitters and guide services. Or, check out our calendar of events for the special programs and events we offer throughout the year that are designed to introduce the public to a variety of outdoor activities and improve outdoor skills. You can also visit us at our LEED Gold certified facility in Coolidge Park, which contains two classrooms, a large central lobby with a traverse climbing wall and office space for our staff. Here you can pick up brochures and pick our brains about all the amazing outdoor spaces, places and activities that Chattanooga has to offer. The Bike Chattanooga station that sits in front of our building offers a car-free alternative and ‘wheelie’ fun way to see the City. 

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 200
  • Reception Capacity 200
  • Banquet Capacity 120
Function Space
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Dates vary between April 12, 2018 - September 21, 2018

Mountain Biking is so much more than just riding a bike through the woods! Our Intro to Mountain Biking Skills Classes will introduce and reinforce the core skills needed to get the most out of mountain biking. Let our instructors teach you in a...

October 3, 2018

Explore the trails of Stringer's Ridge Park by foot as the sunsets on a free, guided hike provided by Outdoor Chattanooga. Please note you must register for this event and the meeting location and other details are shared at this time. Approximately 3...

Recurring monthly on the 2nd Monday until December 10, 2018

Learn how to ride a bicycle in as little as one class, or come see us to refresh your rusty skills. Through simple, bicycling drills, Outdoor Chattanooga's League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors will teach you: -Balance, starting,...

October 10, 2018

Join us for a guided canoe trip on the calm waters of North Chickamauga Creek at Greenway Farm. We’ll enjoy the sights and sounds on the water as the sunsets and into twilight while learning about wildlife such as herons, turtles, beavers, and deer....

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Monday until December 17, 2018

Learn the rules of the road and riding techniques to be a confident and predictable bike commuter. Free classes offered the 3rd Monday of each month, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Outdoor Chattanooga's League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors will teach:...

October 17, 2018

Explore the trails of Greenway Farms City Park by foot as the sun sets and darkness sets in on a free guided hike provided by Outdoor Chattanooga. Please note you must register for this event in advance. Meeting location and other details are shared...

October 20, 2018

Join Outdoor Chattanooga's experienced guides for an overnight kayak trip on the Tennessee River Blueway! Outdoor Chattanooga’s expert guides will lead this special two-day kayak trip through the spectacular Tennessee River Gorge. Paddle between the...

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday until October 20, 2018

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga will join forces once again this year to offer a series of free, monthly historical bike tours through Chickamauga Battlefield. The public is invited to bring their bicycles...

October 24, 2018

Explore the trails of Stringer's Ridge Park by foot after dark and under the light of the full moon on a free, guided hike provided by Outdoor Chattanooga. Please note we ask that you pre-register for this hike. Meeting location and other details are...