White water rafting/kayakingThere are lots of options for Chattanoogans but the A1, end all, be all is the Ocoee River. Home of the 1996 Olympic white water events, the Ocoee has long been a favorite among Hamilton County residents. It also draws day visitors from North Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia. It's just that good. Camping facilities and gorgeous hiking trails along with the tamer Hiwassee River (inner-tubing can sometimes be as fun as surfing the whitewater) are nearby for the waterlogged.
Lookout Mountain is the premier place in the South East for gliding effortlessly over a valley floor. Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding is that place. For the less experienced, tandem flights are available. If you're afraid of heights, DON'T LOOK DOWN. On the other hand, if you want an experience you will never forget, suit up and run off the edge of a mountain.
Rock ClimbingWith the varying stone makeup of the surrounding mountains, Chattanooga has become a mecca for climbers with some calling Lookout Mountain's Sunset Rock the birthplace of sandstone climbing in the South. There is no doubt that Chattanooga boasts some of the best climbing in the region with a number of indoor climbing gyms to get your fix even when the weather doesn't cooperate.