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.
We’ve just launched 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.
Heart of the City Bike Tour Ride through Chattanooga’s iconic landmarks and spend time experiencing the best urban aspects of the Scenic City. Emphasis on history, art, and river ecology. ~2 hours, beginner
Heart of the City Paddle Tour Get up close and personal with the water while paddling around the city’s lifeblood, the Tennessee River. Emphasis on history, geology, river ecology, and bird watching. ~2.5 hours, beginner
Hike and Hydrology Tour 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. ~3 hours
Lula Lake Hiking Excursion Stroll past huge trees, along towering bluffs, and down to the base of a 100 foot tall waterfall; features access that is not available to the general public. ~3.5 hours, intermediate