Outdoor activities in Tennessee
Some of Chattanooga's oldest and best-loved attractions are 6 miles outside the city. Admission price includes: the Incline Railway, which chugs up a steep incline to the top of the mountain; the world's longest underground waterfall, Ruby Falls; and Rock City, a garden with a dramatic cliff-top overlook. Opening hours vary by season. The mountain is also a popular hang-gliding location. The folks at Lookout Mountain Flight Park give lessons.
Hop on the pedestrian-only bridge to cross into downtown. Below you you'll notice the grass-covered 'living roof' of this city-run agency promoting active recreation. It leads hiking, kayaking and biking trips – call or check the website for schedules. It's also a good resource for outdoor info and trail suggestions.