Outdoor Activities in Chattanooga

THE 5 BEST Chattanooga Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities in Chattanooga

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1. Nickajack Bat Cave Kayak Tour with Chattanooga Guided Adventures

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Kayaking Tours2 hoursEnglish

This trip runs on Eastern Time. You will get an amazing 3 mile tour just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee at Nickajack Lake and will learn about gray bats, osprey, cliff swallows, blue heron, and other wildlife. Your guide will discuss how they are all interconnected, what is being done to protect these wild animals, and what impact you can do to help the incredible endangered gray bat. We throw in a little history of the Tennessee River and how it became what it looks like today. With a grand finale of watching 100,00 gray bats leave the cave at sunset. This trip runs on Eastern Time.

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$75
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2. ChattaBOOga Ghost Walk Tour in Chattanooga

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Historical Tours90–120 minutesEnglish

Discover the Ghosts and History of Chattanooga. Chattanooga has seen, fires, floods, disease and war in our bloody past and left a city full of ghosts. Meet your spirit guide at the corner of 700 Cherry St and discover the dark history of Chattanooga's haunted past along the way. Be sure to bring a camera for the chance to grab some spirits on film. *Learn about the place of a vengeful spirit called forth by a seance. *Walk the place of prehistoric man eaters and try not to get eaten *See the mass grave site where dozens of lost souls still roam *Uncover the lost "DEATH HOLE" of Chattanooga and the lingering spirits. *And many more chilling tales along the way. Family and pet friendly. Masks are optional. The tour operates rain or shine. Bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast. Chattanooga is EST time zone

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$23
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3. Lookout Mountain All-Inclusive Daytrip from Nashville

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Full-day Tours6+ hoursEnglish

Embark on an exclusive, all-inclusive full-day journey to uncover the highlights of Chattanooga's Lookout Mountain. Entrust our celebrated team with the planning, reservations, transportation, and other logistical details of your road trip, granting you the freedom to simply unwind and immerse yourself in the day's awe-inspiring wonders, sights, and sounds. INCLUDED - Roundtrip Transportation from Downtown Nashville - Meticulously Planned Itinerary - Admission Tickets - Lunch at a special location - Bottled Water - Snacks - Concierge-level Service - Dedicated Onsight Tour Director Looking for something different? Please check out our other fun and exciting adventure tour packages.

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$449
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4. Chickamauga Dam Lock Kayak Tour by Chattanooga Guided Adventures

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Historical Tours2–3 hoursEnglish

Locking through the dam is a great break from the ordinary. You wait as the massive gates to the lock open, and the boats heading upstream slowly motor out of the lock. We then kayak into the lock and secure our spots as the gates close behind us. We take note of the high water mark that is slightly below the decks of the kayaks and watch them grow as the water slowly drains into the river below. Once we lower 45 to 60 feet and reach river level the even larger rounded doors open in front of us and release us into the river to continue on the rest of the tour.

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$80
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5. Private Chattanooga Horse & Carriage Tour

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Historical Tours55–60 minutesEnglish

We are Chattanoogas oldest carriage company. We have been operating since 1986. We strive to give the best experience you can have. Our drivers are professional, licensed, and fully insured. All carriages drivers have their own dogs they bring. We have 2 locations... TN Aquarium and the Terminal Brewhouse. We provide regular tours as well as services for weddings, special events, funerals. Our drivers can tell you anything you need to know about Chattanooga.

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$100
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Ocoee River Middle Whitewater Rafting Trip (Most Popular Tour)

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On the Water3 hoursEnglish

This section is great for beginners or the experienced rafter with over 20 continuous class III & IV rapids. With plenty of places to surf and play, you’ll see why thousands of folks return year after year to raft this classic 5-mile run. Starting just below the Ocoee Dam No. 2, you’ll encounter your first big rapid, Grumpy’s, then its on to Broken Nose, Roller Coaster, Table Saw, Hell’s Hole and many more. Top that all off with a great place to swim about half way down and you’ll certainly become “one” with the river. Our wonderful river guides will help make your adventure one to remember.

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$50
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Full Ocoee River Rafting Adventure with a Riverside Lunch

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On the Water6 hoursEnglish

This whitewater rafting adventure is a fun filled way to spend time with family and friends immersed in the outdoors.

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Full River Rafting Adventure on the Ocoee River / Catered Lunch

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On the Water5 hoursEnglish

Ready for a full day of adventure on the Ocoee River? This is classic Tennessee white water rafting at it’s finest, including 10 miles of raging rapids to wet your appetite.

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Middle Ocoee Whitewater Rafting near Chattanooga, TN

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On the Water3–4 hoursEnglish

The nation's most-popular whitewater rafting trip offers near-constant excitement from start to finish and is located just below the 1996 Olympic Whitewater Course. Many rafters consider the Ocoee’s intensity and difficulty “just right" with a greatest hit compilation of rapids. Highlights of the run—and there are many—include huge waves at Double Trouble, fast, frenzied currents at Tablesaw and the boat-drenching punch through Hell Hole rapid.

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Classic Middle Ocoee River Adventure

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On the Water3–4 hoursEnglish

The Adventures Unlimited staff goes above and beyond to share their love of the outdoors with others. The office crew exemplifies exceptional customer service in a pleasant and helpful manner. They provide detailed information about the resort, check-in services, and merchandise handling. The certified guides are committed to your safety and enjoyment. All of our guides complete an extensive training program that includes certification in First Aid and CPR. Also, many guides and all Trip Leaders have advanced accreditations such as a Wilderness First Responder Certification. At Adventures Unlimited, the goal is to offer an array of adventures that will please the first-timer, adrenaline junkie, or a mix between the two. We place emphasis on facilitating fun and safe outdoor activities and unlimited adventures!

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Travel to a tucked away hidden corner of earth, and a beautiful working Amish Community in Delano Tennessee.  About 150-miles from Atlanta, this quaint little community is secluded from the rest of the world; extremely retro and delightful. The Amish and Mennonite families often make and sell products, while giving us an in-depth look into their unique way of life. You will take a nice hike on the John Muir Trail along the Hiwassee River and finish your day with a memorable wine tasting at Morris Vineyard!

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$154
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The Equine Experience

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Nature and Wildlife Tours1 hourEnglish

THE EQUINE EXPERIENCE(Connection & Leadership) Kingston, GA. Join local horseman Nathan Garner as he takes you on a interactive journey with his professionally trained horses. The Equine Experience starts off with a meet and greet with the horses & our instructor. You will get to pick hooves, groom and brush horses, and interact with them one-on-one. There will be a presentation and equine entertainment to show off the skills of the horses, and to give you a idea of what we will be doing together with the horses. The experience will give you a horses perspective, and introduce to natural horsemanship skills that helps you to communicate clearly with any horse. There will also be time to take photos with the horses for a nice souvenir. We offer a bonfire during the colder months.

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$94
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What travelers are saying

  • ImaPickyTraveller
    Memphis159 contributions
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    I highly recommend this tour with Chattanooga Guided Adventures! It was both fun and educational. Our guides, Sam and Luke, were awesome! They were easy-going, extremely knowledgeable and patient. I especially liked that they explained safety procedures very clearly and thoroughly, and walked everyone through how to use the equipment, and correct techniques for paddling. (I've done kayak tours in other places where the guides were like "drill sargents," rushing through a brief orientation and having little patience for questions or concerns from participants. This experience was just the opposite!) I would definitely do another tour with them next time in Chattannoga.
    Written July 22, 2024
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  • Curious45109697029
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    The guide was great. The stories were wonderful. The walking was pretty easy. Only one short walk uphill. Would highly recommend.
    Written July 4, 2024
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  • Chloe
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    I absolutely loved this tour chattoonga look out mountains. The views were amazing. And Norm the tour guide absolutely was very informative and insightful.
    Written June 23, 2024
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  • Karman W
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    What a great day to take this tour through the Chickamauga Dam Lock in kayaks with my husband. A very unique experience. Zac is a great guide and very knowledgeable with the lock history and Chattanooga history. Totally safe and really fun. You have to do this tour!
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • Tara S
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    Our driver David was very nice and gave us a ghost tour of the city. His horse Gem and dog Indy were very sweet. Great price compared to the competition.
    Written November 11, 2023
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