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Chattanooga Hiking Meetup is an outdoor adventure and eco-volunteer club that plans hiking, backpacking, camping, paddling, and biking events throughout the year ranging from easy to strenuous, local to regional. The aim of the group is to explore the natural beauty of the region and to develop a social network for people with like interests.

In addition to our regular hikes and other outdoor adventures, we also plan social events and organize community volunteer projects such as park cleanup and trail building!

Upcoming events (5+)

Last few Tosh's hikes: Ritchie Hollow Trail (3.6 miles)

Ritchie Hollow Trailhead

Hello all, I have decided to pursue a job in Illinois. I will be leaving Chattanooga in the first week of June. These will be my last few hikes that I will be able to organize. It has been an utter pleasure to lead hikes through Meetup. I have met some incredible people and have cultivated some lifelong friendships and I cannot be more grateful for that. Join me this Tuesday to hike the Ritchie Hollow Trail. Trailside attractions include Blowing Wind waterfall and two beautiful creek crossings. More details about the trail can be found here: http://www.trgt.org/ritchie-hollow-trail/ Location of Trailhead: https://www.google.com/maps/place/35%C2%B005'20.1%22N+85%C2%B023'59.2%22W/@35.0882975,-85.4045075,15.96z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d35.08892!4d-85.39979?hl=en Meet at the trailhead at 6.00 pm SHARP. Feel free to reach out to me at[masked] if need be. Looking forward to seeing you!

Wednesday Night Social Paddle

Coolidge Park

We are continuing the traditional Wednesday night social paddles! We will be meeting under the market street bridge between Coolidge and Renaissance Parks. There is a small craft launch ramp there so look for a bunch of paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes at the roundabout under the bridge. I'll usually have my big silver van so look for that. We will do a lap or two around the island and then stop for some refreshments on the shore. Please bring your own drinks and snacks. This is an all ability levels paddle. No racing. Just for fun and camaraderie. All self propelled water craft welcome! Please bring all your necessary safety equipment or be prepared to borrow or rent some. Examples of this are PFD (life jacket), Whistle (or other signaling device), Leash (to tether you to your craft), and a 360 degree light if we are on the water after dusk. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE ASKED TO SIGN A WAIVER once per season. So please see the Chattanooga Paddleboards representative BEFORE we get going. Boards can be rented for $40 in advance for those who want to bring friends! This includes board, paddle, life jacket, whistle, and light. See you on the water!

Wednesday Night Social Paddle

Coolidge Park

We are continuing the traditional Wednesday night social paddles! We will be meeting under the market street bridge between Coolidge and Renaissance Parks. There is a small craft launch ramp there so look for a bunch of paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes at the roundabout under the bridge. I'll usually have my big silver van so look for that. We will do a lap or two around the island and then stop for some refreshments on the shore. Please bring your own drinks and snacks. This is an all ability levels paddle. No racing. Just for fun and camaraderie. All self propelled water craft welcome! Please bring all your necessary safety equipment or be prepared to borrow or rent some. Examples of this are PFD (life jacket), Whistle (or other signaling device), Leash (to tether you to your craft), and a 360 degree light if we are on the water after dusk. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE ASKED TO SIGN A WAIVER once per season. So please see the Chattanooga Paddleboards representative BEFORE we get going. Boards can be rented for $40 in advance for those who want to bring friends! This includes board, paddle, life jacket, whistle, and light. See you on the water!

Wednesday Night Social Paddle

Coolidge Park

We are continuing the traditional Wednesday night social paddles! We will be meeting under the market street bridge between Coolidge and Renaissance Parks. There is a small craft launch ramp there so look for a bunch of paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes at the roundabout under the bridge. I'll usually have my big silver van so look for that. We will do a lap or two around the island and then stop for some refreshments on the shore. Please bring your own drinks and snacks. This is an all ability levels paddle. No racing. Just for fun and camaraderie. All self propelled water craft welcome! Please bring all your necessary safety equipment or be prepared to borrow or rent some. Examples of this are PFD (life jacket), Whistle (or other signaling device), Leash (to tether you to your craft), and a 360 degree light if we are on the water after dusk. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE ASKED TO SIGN A WAIVER once per season. So please see the Chattanooga Paddleboards representative BEFORE we get going. Boards can be rented for $40 in advance for those who want to bring friends! This includes board, paddle, life jacket, whistle, and light. See you on the water!

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Wednesday Night Social Paddle

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