Outdoor Chattanooga is a unique division of the City of Chattanooga’s Parks and Outdoors Department. Our mission is to connect you to Chattanooga’s vibrant outdoor scene! There’s so much to see and do here, but it can be overwhelming finding the right information on how and where to go outside and play. We’re here to help. Search this site by activity or location to find detailed information about all the places to run, climb, hike, bike, paddle, and play, within an hours drive of Chattanooga.
Learn to Ride a Bike
Bike Commuting 101
Car, pedestrians, busses, on ramps, intersections, turn lanes, traffic lights . . . how do you deal with all these things when you’re on a bicycle? Bike commuting 101 is the best first step towards learning how to drive your bicycle in traffic
Cumberland Trail Hiking Series
Outdoor Chattanooga aims to connect you with this scenic trail by offering 12 different short section hikes (4-7 miles each) throughout the year, including half-day hikes and equipped overnight backpacking adventures.
Intro to Mountain Biking
Mountain to Town
Mountain to Town Bike Adventure is a guided downhill mountain bike ride that highlights the scenic trails atop Lookout Mountain and how they connect to the Tennessee Riverwalk all the way to downtown Chattanooga!
Activities Around Chattanooga
Get Connected to the Chattanooga Outdoors
2023 Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors Summer Guide
The Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors Summer Guide is out!! Check out all of the fun programs and events coming up this summer.
Everything You Need to Know for National Bike to Work Day
National Bike to Work Day is just around the corner! We hope you are able to join Outdoor Chattanooga in celebrating this fun and exciting day. Here you can find all the information you need to participate!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Join Outdoor Chattanooga and the Department of Parks and Outdoors this month as we highlight Mental Health Awareness Month.
Chattanooga Grotto MeetingOutdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405, USA 2 River St, United States
Chattanooga Grotto is the caving club of Chattanooga, TN. Meetings are held every first Monday of the month at Outdoor Chattanooga in Coolidge Park at 7PM EST. Anyone is welcome […]
Learn to Whitewater Kayak with Rapid Learning | SKILLS SESSION LAKEChester Frost Park, 2277 Gold Point Cir N, Hixson, TN 37343, USA 1501 N Chester Rd, United States
Learn to whitewater kayak with Outdoor Chattanooga's Rapid Learning Whitewater Program.Rapid Learning provides formal and equipped kayak instruction for beginning and novice kayakers with the goal teach you how to safely […]
Downtown Kayak AdventurePhilip Grymes Outdoor Chattanooga Center, 200 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405, USA
Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a beginner friendly tour by kayak of downtown Chattanooga on the Tennessee River. OC's guide staff will provide basic kayak instruction and moving water safety, then lead […]
Dam Kayak Tour/ Chickamauga Locks
Join us for a guided kayak tour on the Tennessee River and the unforgettable experience of locking down through the TVA Chickamauga Dam. This is a beginner friendly trip and […]
Forest Bathing: Nature Hike for the Mind and Body
Science and research supports what we innately know, that time spent immersed in nature is good for us. Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a free walking tour to help guide you into […]