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
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.
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!
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August 2019Our August 2019 Newsletter highlights all the outdoor and activities going on in and around Chattanooga that will inspire you to get out and play with us! This month we feature our Archers and Aces Adult Archery Program every Tuesday in August. We encourage...read more
July 2019July is here and the summer heat is in full force. Thankfully, water flows through the heart of Chattanooga! Whether you’re looking for whitewater thrills or seeking the quiet solitude of a backwater slough, this beautiful city offers multiple ways to indulge...read more
June 2019Each year, the first Saturday in June is dedicated to connecting people to trails! Did you know that trails are for more than just hiking? They also provide access to waterways for paddling adventures, cliffs and boulders for climbers to ascend and...read more
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Learn how to whitewater kayak with Outdoor Chattanooga's Rapid Learning Whitewater Program!! This dynamic program provides formal and equipped kayak instruction for beginner and seasoned kayakers to learn and develop the skills necessary to safely and confidently paddle whitewater streams. Start the program any time of year by attending an introduction to kayak skills class to learn essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or pool. Instruction is provided in a group setting with an…Find out more »
Kayak through the Tennessee River Gorge with Outdoor Chattanooga and members of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust. This leisurely paddle is beginner friendly and a wonderful way to experience the Gorge at sunset. Not to mention, participants will get to paddle an incredible section of river in Chattanooga’s own backyard with experienced guides. The paddle is 4.4 miles and roughly 2 hours on the water. Outdoor Chattanooga will provide kayaks, life jackets, and the shuttle back to the vehicles at…Find out more »
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga are partnering to offer two FREE programs on Friday, August 23, 2019. The first program is a guided and equipped historical kayak tour around Maclellan Island beginning at 8:30 a.m. Then, at 11:00 am, a ranger will lead a 90-minute walking tour across Walnut Street Bridge, discussing the importance of Ross’s Landing. Both programs begin at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River Street in Coolidge Park.The kayak tour is made possible through the generosity…Find out more »
Outdoor Chattanooga will host a Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) Hunter Education Field day with instructor Philip Grymes. Students must be over the age of 9 years old to participate. Students must pass the online portion of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Hunting education course before registering and attending this field day. Important! Bring your Online Component Completion Certificate to the Field Day as proof of having completed the online course. Warning! Passing the online course does not guarantee you…Find out more »
The Rapid Learning Whitewater Program provides formal kayak instruction and guided practice for beginner paddlers to learn how to safely and comfortably paddle up to class III+ whitewater. This two-day instructional river trip is intended for beginner to intermediate paddlers who want an immersive whitewater kayaking experience in a small group setting to practice whitewater kayak skills on class II-III whitewater on the Tuckasege River. River trips are offered in a small group setting with an emphasis on building skills…Find out more »