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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Have you recently purchased your own kayak/canoe/SUP, but lack the confidence to get out and explore Chattanooga's scenic waterways on your own? BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat) and join Outdoor Chattanooga for an introduction to flatwater paddling course that will give you the confidence to safely and smartly paddle Chattanooga's scenic waterways! Paddle Smart Chattanooga classes are taught by Outdoor Chattanooga’s experienced paddling instructors who share their knowledge and offer insight on the best ways to set up your boat, transport…Find out more »
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 »
Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a special full moon kayak trip on Chickamauga Lake. This is a leisurely paced guided tour around the islands and sloughs beginning at sunset and ending by the light of the full moon. Cost is $35 per person and includes all equipment, lights, and instruction. The trip is appropriate for adults and kids ages 14 and older when accompanied by an adult. Online registration is required and some kayaking experience is helpful but not required. Additional…Find out more »
Join Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park in partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga for a free, 3.5-hour, guided canoe tour on Lookout Creek and the Tennessee River as a National Park Ranger provides a historical narrative of Lookout Mountain and Moccasin Bend. The National Park Partners sponsor these free events to give visitors the opportunity to explore Chattanooga's Civil War waterways and learn about the rich Civil War and American Indian history associated with Lookout Mountain and Moccasin Bend.All the canoe…Find out more »
Enjoy an afternoon at the Greenway Farm City Park with activities provided by the staff at Outdoor Chattanooga. Between the early evening hours of 4pm and 7pm, you can choose to rent a canoe, shoot archery, take a nature hike, ride your own bike, or perhaps bring a picnic supper to enjoy between activities. Check in with our staff at the archery table next to the dog park to get more information or direction. Canoeing: Outdoor Chattanooga will provide all…Find out more »