Chattanooga has always been known as a premier outdoor destination— Lonely Planet designated Chattanooga the "Best in the U.S." in 2018. 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, the Chattanooga 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. Check out the city of Chattanooga's new parks locator map here. You can also explore Tennessee's Grand Canyon using the Tennessee River Gorge outdoor recreation map created by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
There are two search functions on this page to help you find the ultimate adventure! Use the search below to find guided outdoor adventure such as rafting, hang gliding, and kayak and SUP rentals. Or use the RootsRated search to find self-guided adventures such as the best hiking or mountain biking spots around Chattanooga. Enjoy!