Editor’s note: If you haven’t heard about RootsRated yet, it’s a new outdoor recreation guide with only the best local outdoor experiences, curated by local experts. Rock/Creek has been a leader in the development of this new tool. We’d love for you to check it out.
We’re also excited to introduce Fynn Glover, co-founder at RootsRated, who will be writing about outdoor activities for us periodically.
We’ve all been in that situation where we’re traveling and wish we could ask a local where to get outdoors. RootsRated is a resource for people to find the best runs, rides, climbs, paddle routes, and more–all curated by local experts and specialty outdoor retailers.
We’re currently working with over 55 retailers, and we’re live in 35 cities. We’re launching in new cities all the time, so keep in touch.
With spring in the air, we wanted to highlight a few of the amazing outdoor destinations that our local experts have been writing about. If you haven’t experienced these places, they’re sure to delight.
Best Trail Running in Chattanooga
Best Climbing in Chattanooga
Best Cycling in Chattanooga
Best mountain Biking in Chattanooga
Best Backpacking in Chattanooga
Best Flat Water Paddling in Chattanooga
- Lookout Creek by Samantha Christen
- Tennessee River Blueway by Samantha Christen
- Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge by Samantha Christen
And if you’re headed out of town this spring, here are a few other amazing destinations that we think you’ll love.
Hiking to Midway Pond in Independence Pass near Aspen, CO
Paddling Cuckolds Creek in Hilton Head, SC
Trail Running Blackett’s Ridge in Tucson, AZ
Paddling the Chattahoochee in Metro Atlanta, GA
Climbing in Linville Gorge near Asheville, NC
Hiking in Percy Warner Park in Nashville, TN
Trail Running Tennessee Valley Beach in San Francisco, CA
Wishing you an adventurous spring. If you can’t make it to all these places, we hope you’ll enjoy living vicariously through the photos.
If you’d like to get in touch with RootsRated, please don’t be shy. Drop me a note at Fynn at RootsRated dot com.