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.

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

May 2022

May 2022

This May, Outdoor Chattanooga is ramping up our programming and preparing for a long, fun-filled summer! From Intro to Mountain Biking to Learn to Skateboard, we are offering lots of ways to get out and enjoy the wonderful spring weather. Read about these programs as...

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April 2022

April 2022

Spring is in the air! The weather is warming, plants are blooming, and folks are starting to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Outdoor Chattanooga is ramping up our programming to help get you outside to enjoy this spectacular weather. This month's newsletter...

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March 2022

March 2022

Spring is just around the corner! This month, Outdoor Chattanooga is offering a series of clinics to get you ready for a full spring and summer of outdoor activities! Learn about these opportunities and much more in the March 2022 Newsletter!

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May 2022

Rapid Learning/ Intro + Roll Practice

May 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 and comfortably paddle up to class III whitewater. Our instructors have years of experience teaching and are nationally certified. Start any time in this year round program with the Introduction to Kayaking Skills Class.  Classes teach essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or…

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Family Fun Day at Greenway Farm

May 21 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FAMILY FUN-DAYS are back at Greenway Farm!Canoe rentals, archery, hikes, and outdoor fun!Where: Greenway Farm City Park  When: 1-4pm Cost: FREE except for a $25 fee for Canoe RentalWALK UP -PARK ACTIVITIES-- no pre-registration is necessary! Enjoy an afternoon of activity at Greenway Farm City Park with activities provided by the staff at Outdoor Chattanooga. Between the hours of 1pm and 4pm, you can choose to rent a canoe, shoot archery, take a nature hike or just bring a picnic and relax (anytime).…

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Adaptive Cycling

Adaptive cycling program for individuals with needs for adaptive equipment.Hand cycles, tandem bikes, and three wheel cycles are available for individuals who have physical and visual disabilities.Volunteer support bikes are provided by Outdoor Chattanooga.Depending on the cycle needed, participants will have to be approved by the group that owns the cycle and fill out liability forms from the specific group you us a cycle form.This program is co-sponsored by SPARC, Outdoor Chattanooga and the City of Chattanooga's Therapeutic Recreation Services. SPARC…

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Outdoor Leadership Youth Camps staff training

May 25 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Greenway Farm, 5051 Gann Store Road
Hixson, TN 37343 United States

Outdoor Chattanooga staff training with community partners in preparation for youth outdoor leadership camps.

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Rapid Learning/ Intro + Roll Practice

May 25 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 and comfortably paddle up to class III whitewater. Our instructors have years of experience teaching and are nationally certified. Start any time in this year round program with the Introduction to Kayaking Skills Class.  Classes teach essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or…

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