Whether you’re hiking in the mountains, the desert, or anywhere in between, preparation for the natural elements is a big part of planning any outdoor trip.
It’s the season to hit the trail. But don’t just throw on your most beaten-up trainers and head out to the nearest wilderness – that’s the path to injury. We’ve assembled a guide to getting outside your comfort zone, from taking your first (tiny) steps to competing in your first race.
Whether you’re looking for a paddle out to a towering set of falls or a quick hike to the perfect view off the side of the road, here’s a list of 10 of our favorite waterfall adventures near Nashville.
Home to more than two dozen major rivers and lakes, Tennessee is one of the best states in the country to learn how to paddleboard or to fine-tune your skills.
Today, Booker T. Washington’s namesake park offers an array of recreational activities, all just 20 minutes from Chattanooga.
Bote Mountain was made for serious hikers who want to access the Appalachian Trail, but it’s also in a convenient spot for folks who want a sturdy hike without driving deep into the national park.
Mud Island’s Mississippi River Greenbelt is an excellent spot for a pleasant riverside run.
Knoxville is gaining a reputation as a mountain bike mecca, and the spiffy trails at Baker Creek Preserve are a big reason for that.
You’ll be amazed at just how much adventure are packed in the two-hour drive between Nashville and Chattanooga.
The heat of summer is here, and everyone is looking for ways to be near water. Luckily, Northeast Tennessee is abounding with beautiful rivers and streams, many of which flow into spectacular waterfalls.