Extreme Adventures in Chattanooga
July 17, 2017
We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep on saying it: Chattanooga is an incredibly fun and adventurous destination. There are so many reasons behind our being named “The Best Town Ever” by Outsize Magazine, and this summer is your chance to experience it for yourself. Not only is Chattanooga a stunningly beautiful and picturesque city, but it also offers an unbelievable world of outdoor adventure, amazing restaurants, live events, art and world-class attractions. What’s not to love about this riverside town? This summer, experience it all with extreme adventures in the Chattanooga area. Whether it’s white water rafting, caving, ziplining, or something more, it’s time to see just how adventurous you can be. Book your stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain today.
There’s something magical and exhilarating about adrenaline-fueled activities. Imagine the thrill of zipping down a suspended wire, high above the forest, free-falling from on high, plunging deep below ground, or getting tossed about in the wild rapids of Tennessee’s fastest rivers. It sounds pretty thrilling, doesn’t it? If you’re the adventurous type who wants to push themselves to the limits, Chattanooga’s definitely the town for you. Here’s a brief guide to some of the most thrilling extreme adventures around.
There are several great zipline courses in the Chattanooga area. The closest to our Bed and Breakfast is Ruby Falls Zipstream Aerial Adventure. In addition to ziplines, this suspended obstacle courses features ladders, nets, walkways, bridges, and tunnels. Total, you’ll enjoy 700 thrilling feet of ziplines. Ocoee Zipz is also tons of fun, and includes 6,000 feet of adrenaline-pumping fun and zipline trips that will last over two hours. There’s also an aerial adventure course, with ziplines included, at Fall Creek Falls State Park.
There are several great places for whitewater rafting in Tennessee, but none more famous than the Ocoee River. The Ocoee River is known for its big waves, warm water, and continuous action, and features a variety of Class III-IV rapids. Part of this river was even featured in the 1996 Olympic whitewater slalom course. There are several great guides offering trips down the Ocoee River, including Nantahala Outdoor Center, Adventures Unlimited, and Ocoee Outdoors.
Have you ever seen para gliders floating through the sky, and thought to yourself how peaceful and fun it looks? We have, too. Now you can get in on the action with Chattanooga’s Flying Camp. They offer basic, intermediate, and advanced instruction, as well as tandem flights for those looking to paraglide. Chattanooga is also a popular launch pad for hang gliders. The sharp, level escarpments are the perfect place to launch your flight, and when the thermals are right, you can glide for hours. Chattanooga also happens to be home to the largest hang gliding school in the country, Lookout Mountain Flight Park.
If you thought the adventures above ground were great, then you should heading below ground. Not only is caving a great way to cool off on a hot summer day, it opens up a previously unseen world to the adventurous traveler. There are over 7,000 caves within an hours drive of Chattanooga. There are several commercial outfitters in the area that will take you on caving adventures, or you can head to Lost Sea Adventures for an all-inclusive experience underground suitable for beginners. Popular caving destinations include Ruby Falls and Cumberland Caverns.
Extreme adventures in Chattanooga are limitless, but first things first. You can’t have any fun until you get here. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain! You won’t be sorry.