4301 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN
Open daily sunrise – sunset
Most commonly referred to as “The Riverwalk” by locals, the Tennessee Riverpark is an eight-mile long cement path that extends from the TVA-operated Chickamauga Dam to downtown Chattanooga. It is a very popular place for walkers, runners, cyclists, and rollerbladers, and on days with nice weather, it can get pretty crowded, particularly on the portions of the Riverwalk closest to downtown. The path runs along the Tennessee River and provides easy access to downtown and the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge, connecting it to the Northshore. Along the path you’ll find sculptures, restrooms, water fountains, benches, fishing piers, and even bicycle repair stations. Bike Chattanooga bike share stations are also stationed along the path if you need a rental. Keep track of your distance with the mile marker statues (the fish inlaid into the concrete path mark half-mile distances.) There are multiple entry points that provide parking for vehicles, or you can get to the Riverwalk from most hotels downtown by bike or on foot in just a few minutes.
While the County does provide a map with access points and addresses, they can be misleading. If you are staying outside of downtown, your best bet will be to drive to Amnicola Highway and look for the signs to the free entry point parking lots. If you are staying downtown, just go north until you get to the river, hop on the sidewalk, and you’re there. There are maps posted along the Riverpark path as well – you can’t miss it!