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  1. 48 Hours of Adventure: How to Have an Unforgettable Weekend in Chattanooga

    A weekend excursion through the serene, friendly city of Chattanooga and its outer reaches puts you in touch with the natural wonders of Appalachia.

  2. 48 Hours of Adventure: How to Have an Unforgettable Weekend in Knoxville

    Once a deeply divided Civil War city, modern day Knoxville is a city coming into its own identity with a growing arts and restaurant scene.

  3. The Complete Guide to Tennessee Swimming Holes

    With 56 state parks and an abundance of other public and private recreational areas throughout the region, Tennessee is a paradise for those wanting to get their hair wet when it’s nice outside.

  4. 10 Reasons to Strongly Consider Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc

    More of a shrine to the Alps than a simple walk in the mountains, hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most exceptional backcountry adventures in the world.

  5. A Guide to RiverRocks: Getting the Most out of the Chattanooga RiverRocks Festival

    Get outside and an explore the Chattanooga area at the monthlong RiverRocks Festival, which features rock climbing, paddling, trail running, mountain biking, hiking and more in a festival atmosphere.

  6. I Ran the Gum Springs Trail Every Day For 30 Days. Here's What Happened.

    In the sweltering summer of 2016, our Associate Editor ran Chattanooga's toughest trail everyday for a month. This is his story.

  7. 4 Must-Visit Waterfalls on a Trip to Chattanooga

    There's just something about a waterfall that makes a hike special. These four great waterfall hikes near Chattanooga are sure to impress.

  8. The Best Places to Paddle on the Tennessee River

    From downtown Chattanooga to the Tennessee River Gorge, you'll find plenty of scenic options to explore when paddling in the Scenic City.

  9. 5 Historical Hikes Around Chattanooga

    You'll find scenic overlooks, wooded trails, and cool creeks—plus gain knowledge of the area—with these historical hikes around Chattanooga.

  10. Tri Chattanooga

    Chattanooga has become one of the top triathlon cities in the country, hosting an Ironman and a world championship in 2017

  11. Chattanooga from Up in the Air

    Get a different view of Chattanooga by taking on skydiving, hot-air ballooning, hang gliding and ziplining.

  12. The Long Way West: A Photo Recap from the Road

    Trying to fit our entire journey into a few photos is about as impossible as trying to fit the entire American West into a single road trip. But that won't stop us from trying.

  13. 5 Awesome Swimming Holes Near Chattanooga

    From emerald pools to plunge pools, here's a look at some of the finest swimming holes near Chattanooga.

  14. Hiking From Cravens House to Sunset Rock: A Chattanooga Classic

    Iconic. Scenic. Popular.... Whatever word you want to use, the hike from Lookout Mountain's Cravens House to Sunset Rock is always a solid option when seeking a Chattanooga hiking experience.

  15. 11 Places To See Between Chattanooga and Birmingham

    With the famous ridgeline of Lookout Mountain acting as a guiding compass along the way, here's how to make the most of your next mini-road trip from The Scenic City to The Magic City.

  16. Exploring Savage Gulf

    If you’re looking for a place close to Chattanooga with a truly remote and rugged feel, Savage Gulf is a 15,590-acre natural area on the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau that features 50 miles of trails, pristine waterfalls, and expansive canyon views.

  17. How to Clean Your Chaco Sandals

    This beloved footwear puts in major miles on dusty trails, roaring water, and rugged terrain. Here, insider tips on how to clean your Chacos.

  18. So You Want To Go To Rainbow Falls?

    Here is an exciting afternoon trip that provides you with the opportunity to discover one of the most hidden gems in all of the Scenic City - Rainbow Falls.

  19. The Curious Case of Moccasin Bend

    The fertile floodplain of Chattanooga's Moccasin Bend was once home to some of America's earliest-known inhabitants. Now it's home to a golf course, mental hospital, and waste management facility.

  20. A Conversation About Castle Rock's Protected Status

    Castle Rock is one of many high quality sandstone crags in the Chattanooga area, and as of April 2015, it has been protected by local conservation groups.

  21. 4 Wonderful Waterfalls Near Chattanooga

    Chattanooga is home to a large number of pristine and powerful waterfalls, but these four simply should not be missed.

  22. Save the Pinhoti Trail -- from Unauthorized Modifications

    Someone is intentionally dumbing down the Georgia Pinhoti Trail's most challenging, technical rock features. Why?

  23. Rock/Creek Outfitters

    Rock/Creek, founded in 1987, by Dawson Wheeler and Marvin Webb, has become Chattanooga's outdoor community hub.

  24. 50 Things to Do in Chattanooga

    From the best local hiking trails, to the top places for refueling afterwards, here's our list of 50 outdoor things to do in Chattanooga.

  25. Car Camping 101: What You Need (and What You Need to Know)

    There are few things better than a good, old-fashioned car camping trip. Here are a few tips and tricks that will ensure you have a memorable one.

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