Chattanooga Outdoor Adventure

Chattanooga has always been known as a premier outdoor destination— Lonely Planet designated Chattanooga the “Best in the U.S.” in 2018.  With access to some of the nation’s top venues for rock climbing, road and mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, white-water rafting, hang gliding and more, all within a short drive of Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast, the Lookout Mountain outdoors offer unique opportunities for even the most hardcore outdoor enthusiasts.


Best Hikes on Lookout Mountain

With over 30 miles of winter hiking trails just outside our doors on Lookout Mountain, our luxury Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to do a little bit of hiking this winter. The trails of Lookout Mountain will take you to various sites of historic interest and through a stunning landscape that has been sculpted by thousands of years of wind and weather.  One of the most popular destinations for hikers and visitors to Lookout Mountain is Point Park, where you’ll find a classic view of Chattanooga’s Mocassin Bend.  From there, the Bluff Trail to Sunset Rock will give you a beautiful tour of Lookout Mountain, and likely some of the most scenic views you’ll find in Chattanooga. While on Lookout Mountain, you can also enjoy a walk through Civil War History, when you hike the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Trail, where you can reimagine the famed Battle Above the Clouds.

More Great Hikes in the Area

If you’re looking for a little more out of your hiking adventure, Chattanooga boasts over 100 miles of hiking on 150+ hiking trails, many of which are within a 15 minute drive of downtown. Day hikes in the Chattanooga area are suitable for people of all ages and experience levels, and are fully accessible by car, bike, or public transit. If you’re willing to travel beyond Lookout Mountain, here are 3 great hikes to consider:


  • One of the nation’s most spectacular trails, the Cumberland Trail, is located just 9 miles outside of Chattanooga.  This beautiful trail, lined with high ridges and deep gorges along the rugged and cliff-lined eastern edge of the plateau, is a must-see for anyone visiting the Chattanooga area.  Even if you only have time to do a small section of this trail, it will be worth it.
  • Cloudland Canyon, on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, is a beautiful river gulch in the Appalachain Mountains that will reward hikers with some rugged hiking trails and stunning views.
  • With over 6,000 acres of protected land and 35 miles of hiking trails, Prentice Cooper State Forest is an outdoor mecca for Chattanooga residents and visitors.  This beautiful natural area is situated on the Tennessee River Gorge, where you’ll enjoy fantastic panoramas of the steeply rising bluffs, beautiful hiking trails, and primitive camping.


No matter where you choose to explore, the potential beautiful hikes this winter in the Chattanooga area is unbeatable.  Our luxury Inn, located near some of the best hikes in the area, is the perfect place to escape to this winter. Book your room at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast today, and come see why Chattanooga is nicknamed the “Scenic City.”


Part of those plans should include a getaway to the luxury Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast in Chattanooga. You’ll find that our Inn is well-situated near top attractions, and comes with unbeatable hospitality and service, a warm and romantic setting, and plenty of ideas and guidance from our friendly Innkeepers.  We have packages and those little extras that can make your stay at the Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast near Chattanooga a special one.


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