Chattanooga

This outdoor mecca in south-eastern Tennessee won Outside Magazine's "Best Town Ever" in 2015. And with abundant hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and more...it's easy to see why.

Top Adventures in Chattanooga

  • Stroll Chattanooga's Walnut Street Bridge

    Chattanooga's Walnut Street Bridge was once almost demolished, but instead it was revitalized to be one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world. Connecting the Downtown Arts District to Northshore's Frazier Avenue, this bridge hosts visitor...

  • Park Day at Renaissance Park

    Renaissance Park is a 23-acre urban wetlands park, snuggled between the Market Street Bridge and Cherokee Blvd. on Chattanooga's North Shore. This pet-friendly park features nature trails, an outdoor pavilion, public art, and more. If you're smart...

  • Bike or Run the Tennessee Riverwalk

    The Tennessee Riverwalk is a part of the Tennessee Riverpark System that features the Coolidge Park, Renaissance Park, Ross's Landing, and the Walnut Street Bridge, all jewels of downtown Chattanooga. It is a networks of boardwalks, bridges, and p...

    13 miles

  • Photograph Moccasin Bend From Point Park

    Located in Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Point Park is a ten acre memorial park that overlooks the Lookout Mountain Battlefield and the city of Chattanooga. There is a paved walking path around the park that takes visitors ...

  • Hike to Rainbow Falls

    Most Rainbow Lake Trail hikers have seen or heard the majestic Rainbow Falls, but fewer have ventured down the treacherous path to the falls themselves. Albeit a bit daunting, especially if there has been recent rain, the path from Rainbow Lake Tr...

    5.7 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike to Edwards Point

    The Signal Point to Edwards Points trail serves as the southernmost leg of the Cumberland Trail, winding through part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. From the initial Signal Point overlook, the path descends into Middle ...

    5.8 miles 50 ft gain

  • Hike and Swim at the Middle Creek Slide

    You park just west of the map waypoint on the wide shoulder (remember to lock your car, thefts have been reported in this area).  The trailhead is really just an opening on the side of the road. Follow this to the creek and start making your way a...

    4 miles 200 ft gain

  • Relax at Sunset Rock

    Sunset Rock provides spectacular access to the Bluff and Gum Spring Trails for hiking, is home to some of the top trad climbing routes in the area, and is perfect for residents and visitors alike who are seeking a great view of the Chattanooga are...

  • Hike to Middle Creek Falls

    Middle Creek Falls, despite its proximity to the Cumberland Trail hikes, has no official designated trail. However, there is a pull-off on Suck Creek Road (informally marked by graffiti and bumper stickers adorning the guard rail) with room on eit...

    0.5 miles

  • Mountain Bike Raccoon Mountain

    Raccoon Mountain is an extensive, yet newer system of singletrack that circle the TVA Raccoon Mountain pumped storage facility, just 15 minutes east of downtown. The 30 miles of trails primarily span from intermediate to advanced levels, but a few...

  • Photograph Snoopers Rock

    To hit one of the best panoramic views of the Tennessee River Gorge, head into Prentice Cooper State Forest and head straight for Snoopers Rock. This 6,000+ acre protected park is home to over 35 miles of trails, campsites, and so much more.To acc...

  • Hike the Hogskin Loop to Stripmine Falls

    Stripmine Falls is not the biggest waterfall in the area, but it is both beautiful and accessible with just a short and easy out-and-back (or loop) hike.  The additional attraction of cool swimming pools along Chickamauga creek make this an ideal ...

    1.3 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • McDonald, Tennessee

      Chattanooga North / Cleveland Koa

    • Tracy City, Tennessee

      Cove Creek Bluff Site

      A short hike to a bluff site. Located next to a waterfall with amazing sunrise views.

      From $35/night

    • Dunlap, Tennessee

      Glamping At Deer Camp

      This is a complete glamping experience! Think tiny house. The cabin is 12'x12' studio and every piece of furniture has been specifically chosen for your experience. It is cozy! Besides the comfy qu...

      From $147.50/night

    • Dunlap, Tennessee

      The Bird House

      The Bird House is a comfortable two-bedroom / 2 bath house with a fully equipped kitchen. "quiet" and "peaceful" and "clean" are the words used repeatedly to describe it. It comes with Apple TV: Hu...

      From $79/night

    • Armuchee, Georgia

      Pocket Picnic Shelter

      Overview Pocket Picnic Shelter is a popular location for large groups that want to enjoy a secluded area. The densely forested area was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp from 1938 to 1942. Some re...

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