Chattanooga Adventure Directory
Welcome to the Local Resources section of the Chattanooga Adventure Guide. This section includes information on local resources in the Chattanooga area with adventure at their core. Select an adventure category on the right to sort by activity or scroll down to see all the resources.
65 Roses 5k
The 9th annual 65 Roses 5k takes place on April 9, 2011 in historic downtown Cleveland, TN. This running event supports the local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Click here to view 5k route.
Chattanooga Track Club
The Chattanooga Track Club mission is to promote running and fitness in the Chattanooga area. They organize races and events, group runs, and volunteer opportunities at events.
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www.chattem.com / 1715 W. 38th St., Chattanooga / 423-821-4571
Choo Choo Fly & Tackle
Choo Choo Fly & Tackle is your best bet for a local fly fishing hook-up. These guys offer expert advice, guided trips, and gear. This is the guide service that celebrities and dignitaries go to. Mac and Ben will get you going and offer a story or two. www.choochooflyandtackle.com / 17 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga / 423-267-0024
ClearSpring offers yoga classes of varying levels and styles ranging from beginner and up. Styles run the gamet from yin, flow, ashtanga to targeting specific audiences for rehabilitative care, pre-natal, as well as classes for children. They also offer special events/workshops as well as massage.
www.clearspringyoga.com / 17 N. Market Street / 423.266.3539
Cumberland Caverns is Tennessee’s largest show cave and displays some of the largest underground rooms in Eastern America. Open year-round, they offer educational tours, overnight spelunking trips, adventure trips, group tours, and their famous “Wild Tour”.
www.cumberlandcaverns.com / 1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd., McMinnville / 931-668-4396
Hair of the Dog Pub
A local watering hole right downtown at Market St. and 4th St. near the TN Aquarium. They offer a full food menu and a selection of 50 beers. Open Monday-Sunday from 11AM to 3AM.
www.hairofthedogpub.net / 334 Market St., Chattanooga / 423-265-4615
Located right downtown off of ML King Dr. these guys will hook you up with a deal on a Subaru. Ask for Ron or Tyson. The only Subaru dealer you’ll ever need!
www.kelly.subaru.com / 900 Riverfront Pky., Chattanooga / 423-490-0181
Lookout Mountain Flight Park
The Lookout Mountain Flight Park, the largest and most successful full time hang gliding school in the US, will teach you how to soar like an eagle. They have several flying options for beginners including their tandem flights and introductory experience. Call Dan to make reservations.
www.hanglide.com / 7201 Scenic Hwy., Rising Fawn, GA / 800-688-5637
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Since 1972, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on white water river rafting trips, with all varieties of kayak and canoe instruction, on mountain bikes and around the world with their adventure travel trips. They offer several whitewater rafting options on the nearby Ocoee River.
www.noc.com / Ocoee Outpost, Horns Creek Resort 186 Hawkins Dr., Ocoee / 888-871-7238
New Balance Chattanooga
New Balance Chattanooga invites you to their store and experience the professional fit that only they offer. A highly trained New Balance fit specialist will gladly help you find your Total Fit and get you what you need to love RUNNING more.
www.newbalancechatt.com / 1820 Gunbarrel Rd. Suite 300, Chattanooga / 423-894-5400
This city entity is a great starting point for outdoor adventure in the area. They have new center right down by the river under the Walnut St. Bridge and are all about helping folks get outdoors. Ruth and Minya are super friendly folks.
www.outdoorchattanooga.com / 200 River St. Coolidge Park, Chattanooga / 423-643-6888
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Raccoon Mountain Caverns is located just outside of Chattanooga and has been open to the public since 1931. It is a natural, limestone cavern that has been nationally recognized as being one of America’s finest caves. It is noted for its incredible variety of passageways, large waterfalls, diverse formations, abundant fossils, and spectacular scenery. Wild cave expeditions are specialty tours that are designed to permit you to explore the vast inner portions of the cave system in the accompany of a skilled guide.
www.wildcave.com / 319 West Hills Dr. Chattanooga / 423-821-9403
River Canyon Adventures
River Canyon Adventures specializes in camping and kayak adventures on the Tennessee River in the Tennessee River Gorge-‘Tennessee’s Grand Canyon’. They offer excellent guided eco-tours, kayak rentals, expert advice and are only 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Call Denise for the lowdown.
www.rivercanyonadventures.com / 21752-B River Canyon Rd., Chattanooga / 423-290-8628
River City Bicycles
This locally owned bike shop found on the North Shore of town is your best bet for biking gear, service, advice, and maps. Ronnie and Noah run the friendliest bike shop in town. They do not discriminate: roadies and mountain bikers are both welcomed with open arms.
www.rivercitybikes.com / 112 Tremont St., Chattanooga / 423-265-7176
From October 1-10, Chattanooga will welcome a new outdoor sports festival called RiverRocks. The festival will include more than 40 events that cover outdoor action, entertainment, and family friendly activities. Something for the entire family: kayaking, bouldering, hiking, biking, live music, hot air balloons and much more. RiverRocks is getting some serious local buzz and proceeds go to support eight local conservation organizations.
www.riverrockschattanooga.com / 423-265-0771
Located atop Lookout Mountain, just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking “See 7 States” panoramic views.
www.seerockcity.com / 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, GA / 706-820-2531
Known as “The Jewel of Lookout Mountain”, Ruby Falls has the distinction of being the nation’s highest underground waterfall that is actually open to the public. After checking out the 145 foot waterfall, see rare underground treasures in the “Hall of Dreams” and the “Onyx Jungle”.
www.rubyfalls.com / 1720 South Scenic Hwy., Chattanooga /423-821-2544
Ruby Falls Zip Stream
Chattanooga adds a “new adventure above the rest” with a never-before-seen view of the Scenic City from the tree tops at Ruby Falls! This challenge is made up of suspended obstacle courses built in trees that include ladders, nets, walkways, bridges, tunnels and zip lines. A ZIPstream course gets the adrenaline pumping and allows people to step out of their comfort zones and experience things they never believed they could do. The ZIPstream Aerial Adventure is a partnership between The Adventure Guild and Ruby Falls, and is the flagship location for The Adventure Guild’s new national ZIPstream brand of aerial adventures.
www.rubyfallszip.com / 1720 S Scenic Hwy Chattanooga / 423-821-2544 /
Tennessee Bouldering Authority
TBA is Chattanooga’s first indoor bouldering and rock-climbing facility. Their climbing wall provides nearly 3,000 sq. ft. of world-class indoor rock climbing. TBA’s spacious rock climbing area was specifically designed for bouldering with routes for beginners as well as the hard-core competitive climber.
www.tbagym.com / 3804 St. Elmo Ave., St. Elmo / 423-822-6800
Tennessee River Gorge Trust
The mission of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust is to enrich the community by conservation of ‘Tennessee’s Grand Canyon’ through land protection, education and the promotion of good land stewardship. Since 1981 the Trust has worked to protect more than 16,700 acres in the 27,000 acre Gorge that surrounds the Tennessee River for 27 miles. Be sure to check back for the ‘Gear Up for the Gorge’ raffle that starts in August. This is your chance to support a great local cause and win over $2500 worth of outdoor gear.
www.trgt.org/ 535 Chestnut St., Suite 214, Chattanooga / 423-266-0314
The Terminal Brewhouse
This locally owned kitchen and brewhouse offers right next door to the Choo Choo offers six handcrafted brews and a solid selection of food. These folks do things right, as in green, from using local ingredients, growing herbs on their grass rooftop, to using all reclaimed wood for their table-tops. Open Monday-Sunday from 11AM to 12AM.
www.terminalbrewhouse.com / No. 6 14th St., Chattanooga / 423-752-8090