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!

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Job Openings

Job Openings

Job PostingIf outdoor recreation is your passion and getting paid to play outside sounds like a dream job then you're in luck! We're hiring outdoor trip leaders for the upcoming season to help us lead a variety of outdoor programs. Qualified candidates must be at...

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March 2020

March 2020

March 2020Are you ready to March into Spring? We are and we're seeking qualified candidates to work with us this summer! If your idea of a dream job is to get paid to play outside, then you should apply for the Outdoor Trip Leader - Seasonal positions that are open...

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April 2020

Cancelled: Fireside Outdoor Concerts Latino Nights at Tatum Park

April 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tatum Park, 1606 Bailey Ave
Chattanooga, TN United States

*****With growing concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the city is taking precautions and implementing strategies recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread and lessen the impact of COVID-19 on the Greater Chattanooga area. As a division of the City, we are suspending all public programs and events until further notice. We make this decision with a heavy heart and the safety of our community in mind.If you have additional questions about the cancellations, please call us at 423-643-6888…

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Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

April 13 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

On My Own 2 Wheels is a multi-tiered program designed to engage the homeless to become more physically active, learn safe bicycle transportation practices, and earn a bicycle. Participants are pre-registered and managed by Chattanooga Track Club and the Community Kitchen. Outdoor Chattanooga staff and the Collegedale Police Dept./ Bicycle-Pedestrian Coordinator, provide the bicycle safety education and lead group rides for road skills and route practice. This program welcomes volunteers for ride support! Contact Outdoor Chattanooga for more information. https://onmyown2feetsite.wordpress.com/

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Cancelled: Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

April 13 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St
Chattanooga, TN United States

*****With growing concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the city is taking precautions and implementing strategies recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread and lessen the impact of COVID-19 on the Greater Chattanooga area. As a division of the City, we are suspending all public programs and events until further notice. We make this decision with a heavy heart and the safety of our community in mind.If you have additional questions about the cancellations, please call us at 423-643-6888…

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Cancelled: Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

April 13 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St
Chattanooga, TN United States

*****With growing concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the city is taking precautions and implementing strategies recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread and lessen the impact of COVID-19 on the Greater Chattanooga area. As a division of the City, we are suspending all public programs and events until further notice. We make this decision with a heavy heart and the safety of our community in mind.If you have additional questions about the cancellations, please call us at 423-643-6888…

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Cancelled: Intro to Mountain Biking: Fundamentals Class

April 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Greenway Farm, 101 Toney Rd
Toney, AL United States

*****With growing concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the city is taking precautions and implementing strategies recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread and lessen the impact of COVID-19 on the Greater Chattanooga area. As a division of the City, we are suspending all public programs and events until further notice. We make this decision with a heavy heart and the safety of our community in mind.If you have additional questions about the cancellations, please call us at 423-643-6888…

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