Reflection Riding Arboretum

May 21, 2017

Chattanooga’s slogan, “a great city by nature,” is true to its word. The city features more than 300 varieties of trees and 900 species of wildflowers — more than any place in the world, except central China.


You can enjoy the city’s natural landscapes at the Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, a 317-acre preserve at the foot of Lookout Mountain. The arboretum features bamboo, an apple orchard, beehives, gardens, ponds, open meadows and all around beautiful scenery

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

You can drive, bike or walk a 3.4-mile loop around the property. Don’t miss the Wildlife Wanderland for an up-close animal encounter, or if you’re in the mood for exploring, canoe the winding creek or venture even further along the trails up Lookout Mountain.

Wildlife Wanderland at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

This was our last stop as we headed out of Chattanooga, but I only wish I could have spent more time enjoying the idyllic surroundings.

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