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Adventures/Rentals

Professionally guided adventures featuring transportation and a trip snack;
focused on natural history, geology, botany, and outdoor education.

Departure times: Thursday - Sunday at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm

Departure location: All trips start and end at R/C Paddlesports Shop and Outlet on Riverside Drive

 

Already an expert and just need some gear? Check out our line of rental equipment:

We carry top of the line Specialized Bikes, Perception Kayaks, and Board Works SUP boards. All rentals include the essential gear needed for the outing (i.e. helmets, life jackets, paddles, etc.).

If you don't have a way to transport your rental, don't worry! We can shuttle you and the rented gear, or provide you with bike/boat racks. For more detailed information and to see all our options, check out the reservation system below.

 


About

For 33 years, we’ve been helping you find the right gear for your outdoor needs. Starting this year, we want to take you outside to use it. 
Welcome to Rock/Creek Adventures, a comprehensive guide service for exploring the natural playground that surrounds us here in Chattanooga. We’ve carefully designed each adventure to be educational and beginner-friendly, and to showcase the very best of Chattanooga’s outdoors. 
 

Meet the Guide: Crisler Torrence

While most folks can only dream of being paid to play outside, Crisler Torrence has actually managed to turn it into a career. Two days after graduating high school, Crisler followed his love of adventure to Tennessee to work as an Ocoee raft guide. Fast-forward two decades and he’s led commercial hiking, biking and paddling trips all over the country, adding Botanist and Wilderness First Responder to his resumé along the way. As Head Guide at Rock/Creek Adventures, Crisler is stoked to share his know-how and his passion, and to show how much Chattanooga’s backyard has to offer in every season.

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The Heart of the City Paddle Tour

Cost: $75

Duration: ~2.5 hours trip time, difficulty level: 3 out of 10

Paddle around downtown Chattanooga and explore Maclellan Island, our beloved bridges and the cliffs below Bluff View Art District.

The Heart of the City Bike Tour

Cost: $80

Duration: ~2.5 hours trip time, difficulty level: 3 out of 10

Ride through the iconic areas of downtown Chattanooga including Coolidge Park and the historic Walnut Street Bridge. Learn about geology, history and Tennessee River ecology.

Lula Lake Hiking Excursion

Cost: $90

Duration: ~3 .5 hours trip time, difficulty level 5 out of 10

Take a scenic, wooded stroll down to the base of a powerful 70-foot waterfall on this tour, which offers special access to one of the region’s favorite land preserves.

Hike and Hydrology Tour

Cost: $65

Duration: ~3 hours trip time, difficulty level: 3 out of 10

This easy walk in the woods features big views, towering trees and a close look at one of the area’s most unusual water-moving methods.