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  1. Insider's Guide to Denny Cove

    Denny Cove, the newest crag in Tennessee’s South Cumberland State Park system, is quickly growing in popularity among climbers all over the Southeast.

  2. A Guide to Chattanooga's Unique Birding Opportunities

    Birders will find that Chattanooga is filled with opportunities to spot both native and migrating birds along the Tennessee River in the hear of the city and at several natural preserves.

  3. The 5 Best Family-Friendly Hikes in Chattanooga

    Whether you're visiting for a week or just a weekend, Chattanooga features plenty of pristine hiking trails close to town. Here are some of our favorites.

  4. A Guide to Chattanooga's In-Town Neighborhoods

    Go beyond the downtown to explore these great neighborhoods on your next trip to Chattanooga.

  5. The Toughest Outdoor Challenges in Chattanooga

    These outdoor endurance events in Chattanooga will put the best athletes to the test.

  6. A Guide to Off-the-Beaten-Path Grub in Chattanooga

    Are you hungry? Take advantage of these seven spots around Chattanooga for a one-of-a-kind meal.

  7. The 5 Toughest Hikes in Chattanooga

    Chattanooga is known for its incredible hiking trails. But if you really want to challenge yourself, here are five scenic hikes that will test your endurance.

  8. A Guide to Chattanooga in the Winter

    There's plenty of outdoor fun to find in Chattanooga to create a perfect winter getaway.

  9. The Brew Crew: Chattanooga Brewing Company + Hutton and Smith

    The craft brewing business is getting crowded, but the owners of two Chattanooga breweries say there’s room for more.

  10. So, You Want to Learn How to Fly Fish?

    This guide covers all the basics of fly fishing and will give you an idea of what you need to get started.

  11. 9 Easy Tennessee Hikes with Huge Panoramic Payoffs

    A list of nine easy hikes in Tennessee that lead to spectacular views.

  12. Beautiful Tennessee: A Photographic Journey Through the Volunteer State

    From the blue-tinted haze of the Smokies, to the waterfall-filled wonderland of the Cumberland Plateau, to the bucolic plains of West Tennessee, here are some images that will surely inspire you to get out and about in The Volunteer State.

  13. Creating Local Flavor: Chattanooga's Emerging Culinary Scene

    A new breed of chefs is coming (or coming back) to Chattanooga after working in cities around the world. They are lured by the growing social scene, incredible produce from local farms and the chance to shape the flavor of a city.

  14. 5 Reasons Why Winter is the Best Season to Go Hiking in Tennessee

    Don’t ditch your hiking gear just because of the cooler temperatures. Winter is actually one of the best times to hike in Tennessee.

  15. The Ultimate Tennessee Road Trip: How to Spend 7 Days in the Volunteer State

    We’ve put together a seven-day itinerary to some of most scenic attractions you’ll find in Tennessee, starting and ending in Nashville, hitting up Blues City, the Cumberland Plateau, Chattanooga, the Great Smoky Mountains, and Knoxville along the way.

  16. An Insider's Guide to the Cumberland Trail

    The Cumberland Trail itself is part of the even more ambitious Great Eastern Trail, an alternative to the Appalachian Trail that will stretch over 1,600 miles from Alabama to New York when it's all said and done.

  17. 7 Underrated Ways to Leave No Trace in the Outdoors

    Everyone knows about packing out your trash. Here are a few often-overlooked ways to tread lightly in the great outdoors.

  18. Chattanooga 2017 Festival Guide

    Start planning a visit to these festivals that return to Chattanooga in the year ahead.

  19. The Best RootsRated Reads of 2016

    From epic thru-hikes to unforgettable road trips, here are some of our favorite adventure stories from 2016.

  20. 10 Awesome Places to See Between Nashville and Chattanooga

    You’ll be amazed at just how much adventure are packed in the two-hour drive between Nashville and Chattanooga. Next time you make the journey, take some time to check out one of these incredible destinations.

  21. Why You Should Join the Tennessee Trail Crew: A Letter from the Editor

    The Tennessee Trail Crew is our first-ever statewide collective of writers, explorers, and photographers. Here's why you should join.

  22. What You Need in Your Southeastern Adventure Medical Kit (According to the Experts)

    We spoke with a U.S. Army Special Ops Medic, and the organizer of a survival school and wilderness medical program, to talk about what you need to stay safe on the trail. Here's what they had to say.

  23. The Best places for Winter Climbing Around Chattanooga

    Winter is an excellent time to rock climb in Chattanooga. You'll find fewer crowds, cooler temperatures, and plenty of amazing rock.

  24. Running Around Chattanooga

    From trail running to popular urban marathons, Chattanooga has lots of reasons for runners to visit the Scenic City.

  25. Fall Mountain Bike Rides in Chattanooga

    The fall is the perfect time to enjoy mountain biking in Chattanooga. With more than 100 miles of singletrack within 20 minutes of downtown, cyclists have plenty of options for enjoying some of the best mountain biking in the southeast.