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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+)

Memorial Day Weekend at Big South Fork with hiking pals Nashville Hiking Meetup!

*** RSVPs are closed just on this page because we need one single place for signups. Go here and you can immediately RSVP after joining NHM: https://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/events/253343962/ *** We're going back to Big South Fork for Memorial Day Weekend 2019! I've got group camp E-1 reserved so you don't have to book an individual site! Details on hikes, paddling, and other events are in the works. RSVP you and your guests and the campsites will be first come first serve. Flat $25 per person for the entire weekend, Friday through Monday. NOTE THIS IS A PER PERSON CHARGE AND NOT PER TENT OR PER SITE. The group camp is so cool. We have our own pavilion for cooking, eating, and fireplace plus our own fire ring and bath house! Many more details later! No refunds after May 10, 2019. *** RSVPs are closed just on this page because we need one single place for signups. Go here and you can immediately RSVP after joining NHM: https://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/events/253343962/ ***

Whitewater Rafting & Zip Lining (Ocoee River)

Ducktown

$104.00

Join your outdoor loving friends for a full day of whitewater rafting, zip lining, and cookout at the Ocoee River, 5/26! EVENT SUMMARY: • Whitewater Rafting & Zip Lining • Ducktown, Tennessee. • Group Price: $104.00 / per person: • Thirty five percent (35%) discount off of individual rate of $160.00. • Need at least thirty (30) people to qualify for group rate. • Group must be in increments of ten (10) people. • Additional discounts for larger group. • Cancellation up to 24 hours prior to trip with only a 7.5% ($7.80) fee. RSVP: • April 30, 2019. • Full Payment: • May 15, 2019. • Group Name: Chattanooga Hiking • Snack / Lunch included in price. OPTIONAL COOKOUT: • $18.00 / per person: • Steak, Baked Potato, Salad, Dessert. • This optional fee is due one (1) week prior to event or May 19, 2019 so that I can buy everything. DAY USE FEE: • $3.00 / per vehicle. RELATED WEBSITES: • fs.usda.gov/cherokee • www.wildwaterrafting.com CARPOOL LOCATION: • Walmart in Ooltewah on Little Debbie Parkway. • Meet @ 6:45A., Depart @ 7:00A. • Meet in the north parking area across from gas station. • Need volunteers that will carpool four (4) people plus driver per car. Small contribution ($3.00) for gas would be appreciated. EVENT ITINERARY (Three (3) Parts): • 7:00A – 8:00A: Carpool to WildWater Rafting / Zip Line. • 8:00A – 8:30A: Orientation. • 8:30A – 9:30A: Drive to launch point for Upper Ocoee River. • 9:30A – 11:30A: Whitewater rafting Upper Ocoee River (Part I). • 11:30A – 1:30P: Whitewater rafting Middle Ocoee River (Part II). • 1:30P – 2:00P: Drive back to WildWater. • 2:15P – 4:45P: Zip Lining (Part III). • Minimum Weight: 70 lbs, Maximum Weight: 250 lbs. • 4:45P – 5:00P: Return to WildWater office. • 5:15P – 7:00P: Optional cookout at nearby (to be determined) location. • 7:00P – 8:00P: Return to Ooltewah. +++ Iᴍᴀɢᴇ "DSC_0344.JPG" ʙʏ AɴᴋʟTᴏᴍ ɪs ʟɪᴄᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴜɴᴅᴇʀ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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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