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Chattanooga, Tennessee

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 Spots in and near Chattanooga

  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Stroll Chattanooga's Walnut Street Bridge

    5.0
    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 visitors and locals year round. Whether you walk, bike, o...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Park Day at Renaissance Park

    4.0
    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, you'll bring some broken down cardboard and slid...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Bike or Run the Tennessee Riverwalk

    4.0
    13 mi
    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 paved pathways that runs alongside the Tennessee Ri...
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  • Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

    Photograph Moccasin Bend From Point Park

    4.0
    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 by several historic tablets, monuments, confederat...
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  • Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    Hike to Rainbow Falls

    4.7
    5.7 mi / 1500 ft gain
    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 Trail down to Rainbow Falls is a rewarding trek for ...
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  • Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    Hike to Edwards Point

    4.7
    5.8 mi / 50 ft gain
    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 Creek Gorge, passes through the Rainbow Lake Wilde...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Hike and Swim at the Middle Creek Slide

    3.0
    4 mi / 200 ft gain
    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 along the rocks upstream.  The difficulty of the cl...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Relax at Sunset Rock

    4.3
    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 area. Parking is allowed in a tiny lot provided on We...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Hike to Middle Creek Falls

    3.5
    0.5 mi
    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 either side of the street to park.  The trail begins ...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Mountain Bike Raccoon Mountain

    5.0
    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 beginner friendly routes can be found as well.Gra...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Photograph Snoopers Rock

    5.0
    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 access Snoopers Rock, you can drive through Prentice ...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Snoopers Rock Trail

    5.0
    5.79 mi / 1339 ft gain
    Snoopers Rock Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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  • Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

    Hike the Hogskin Loop to Stripmine Falls

    2.5
    1.3 mi
    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 destination for a day full of relaxation and adven...
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  • Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

    Hike the Hogskin Upper and Lower Loop

    5.0
    1.4 mi
    After an easy 25 minute drive from Chattanooga you will reach North Chickamauga Gorge on Montlake Road in Soddy Daisy. Park any where in the gravel loop just make sure other cars can get through. From the Montlake Road Trailhead Kiosk the trail begins on an old mining road. Hogskin Upper Loop Tr...
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  • Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

    Bouldering Stone Fort, TN

    4.5
    0.25 mi
    Stone Fort sits atop the Cumberland Plateau just half an hour from downtown Chattanooga, and is one of the premiere bouldering locations in the Southeast. One of the three sites of the annual Triple Crown Bouldering competition, Stone Fort offers a wealth of climbing problems for any climber's a...
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  • Lookout Mountain, Georgia

    Lula Lake Land Trust

    3.5
    3.4 mi / 459 ft gain
    Lula Lake Land Trust may only be accessible on the first and last Saturday of every month, but a visit to this North Georgia park is well worth planning for. It offers a small, but beautiful lake, a large waterfall, and over 6 miles of trails for hiking or biking. The 1-mile level gravel road fro...
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Camping and Lodging in Chattanooga

Lookout Mountain / Chattanooga West KOA Holiday
Trenton, Georgia

Lookout Mountain / Chattanooga West KOA Holiday

Chattanooga North / Cleveland KOA Journey
McDonald, Tennessee

Chattanooga North / Cleveland KOA Journey

Pocket Picnic Shelter
Armuchee, Georgia

Pocket Picnic Shelter

Chilhowee Group Camp
Benton, Tennessee

Chilhowee Group Camp

Chilhowee Campground
Benton, Tennessee

Chilhowee Campground

Parksville Lake Rv Campground
Reliance, Tennessee

Parksville Lake Rv Campground