Outdoor Chattanooga is a unique division of the City of Chattanooga’s Department of Economic and Community Development. Our role is to connect you to Chattanooga’s 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.

Try Archery

These free indoor classes offer a hands on opportunity to learn more about the sport of archery.

Learn to Ride a Bike

Learn how to ride a bicycle or refresh your rusty skills with Outdoor Chattanooga’s experienced instructors.

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

Rapid Learning

Outdoor Chattanooga’s Rapid Learning Whitewater Kayak Program provides formal and equipped kayak instruction for beginner and seasoned kayakers to learn and develop the skills needed to safely and confidently paddle whitewater streams.

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

Leave the asphalt behind and get in gear for the trails with Outdoor Chattanooga’s Intro to Mountain Biking Class.

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!

Fireside

Fireside is a free, family friendly, outdoor music series hosted by Outdoor Chattanooga and sponsored by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union that gathers around a campfire at the City of Chattanooga’s Greenway Farm Park.

Adaptive Cycling

Through the use of adaptive cycling equipment, this program provides individuals with disabilities the ability to cycle along the beautiful Tennessee River.

Activities Around Chattanooga

Surrounded by mountains and a river that runs through the heart of downtown, it’s easy to see why Chattanooga was voted “Best Town Ever” by Outside Magazine readers twice! From the bustle of the emerging downtown districts, take a 30-minute drive in any direction and you’ll find world-class rock climbing, mountain biking, paddling, hiking, camping and more. Search this site by activity or location and get inspired for your next outdoor adventure in the Scenic City.

Get Connected to the Outdoors Chattanooga

Our events calendar lists the special programs, workshops and guided tours we offer throughout the year, which are great opportunities for beginners to experience the outdoors with our professional guide staff. Find cool outdoor activities and local adventures to try in our monthly newsletters. Stay connected to the outdoors and us through our Facebook and Instagram accounts. And, when you’re in Chattanooga, be sure to visit us in Coolidge Park to get friendly advice, pick up trail maps or brochures and share your outdoor adventures with us!

News

February 2020

February 2020

February 2020 Nooga Today recently asked their readers what they're concerned about and one of the most common responses was litter in Chattanooga.  Whether it comes in the form of discarded waste on our city streets, waterways or local...

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January 2020

January 2020

January 2020Happy New Year Chattanooga! As we say goodbye to 2019, we're looking forward to new adventures in the new year! What's on your outdoor adventure bucket list in 2020? Our January Newsletter is full of outdoor activities that will inspire you to get outside...

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December 2019

December 2019

December 2019Seasons Greetings and Good Tidings to All! Jolly Old Saint Nick is a busy man this time of year, yet he still finds time to delight children with his infectious laugh and Christmas spirit right here in Chattanooga. What better way to celebrate the 12 days...

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February 2020

Adult Archery: Aim Your Game

February 26 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Calling all adults 30+ who enjoy exercising their minds and their bodies! Join us indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga for target style archery every Wednesday in March from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Outdoor Chattanooga staff will provide instruction for archery and fun archery games to facilitate friendly competition and camaraderie. No previous experience or reservations are required to participate. Sessions are Free! Genesis compound bows are provided for all participants to use. The bows can be dialed to a low resistance to accommodate…

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TRY Archery!

February 26 @ 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Free indoor archery sessions provided by Outdoor Chattanooga Wednesdays in FEBRUARY and MARCH from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Drop in anytime | First come - First shoot No experience or reservation required. Take aim at Outdoor Chattanooga's "Try Archery" class. This free indoor class offers a hands on opportunity to learn more about the sport of archery. Concentrating on range safety rules and fundamentals of archery, the class is taught using the National Archery in Schools NASP equipment and procedures. The session…

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Wilderness Survival Skills

February 29 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Greenway Farms Hixson, TN 37343, USA, 17 Greenway Rd United States

Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a wilderness survival workshop focusing on 3-season skills that could save your life. Learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know, including emergency priorities, how to make an emergency shelter, how to locate and access drinking water, and how to make your own emergency kit with all the essentials. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outdoors.Participants will…

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March 2020

Grotto Meeting

March 2 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Chattanooga Grotto Club holds their monthly club meeting at Outdoor Chattanooga. This is free and open to the public.The Chattanooga Grotto Club is a nonprofit member-supported organization that promotes a program of caving adventures to outdoor enthusiasts of all social and economic backgrounds and of all skill levels. For more information call Club President, Tripp Lichtefeld at 423-883-2141 or email beertripp@hotmail.com

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Adult Archery: Aim Your Game

March 4 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Calling all adults 30+ who enjoy exercising their minds and their bodies! Join us indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga for target style archery every Wednesday in March from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Outdoor Chattanooga staff will provide instruction for archery and fun archery games to facilitate friendly competition and camaraderie. No previous experience or reservations are required to participate. Sessions are Free! Genesis compound bows are provided for all participants to use. The bows can be dialed to a low resistance to accommodate…

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