The latest about Reflection Riding

  • Reflection Riding is Dog Friendly!

    Reflection Riding now welcomes your furry family members. Our new dog-friendly 317 acres offers everything from easy one-hour walks to heart-pounding hikes if you want to ruff it with your pet. Thanks to Nooga Paws, there are multiple waste stations for your pet located throughout the property. Please leash your pet during your visit!

  • Larry Zehnder - Executive Director

    Larry Zehnder is our Interim Executive Director. Larry was formerly the Administrator of Parks and Recreation for the City of Chattanooga. Agencies he has directed included those with botanical gardens and a regional zoological park. Larry is a Parks specialist and is an exciting addition to Reflection Riding.

  • Annual Giving Campaign

    We rely on your generous support to fund our operations, educational tours and continued learning programs. Your donation not only supplies food and medical care for our Animal Ambassadors, but also supports staff, equipment and supplies to maintain our 317 acres. To make your contribution call 423-821-1160, ext. 111 or donate on-line.


Featured happenings at Reflection Riding

  • Paddling by Moonlight

    Friday, October 28, 7-10:00 pm • Join Naturalist Corey Hagen on an after hours trip along Lookout Creek. You will have an opportunity to see what happens on the property after the sun goes down. Animals often seen on these trips include bats, beaver, roosting turkey, and barred owls. Call 423-821-1160 for more info.

  • Heritage Day

    Saturday, November 5, 10 am-4 pm • Look back in time and learn about the first people to utilize Lookout Creek, the Cherokee who lived in this area, and the Civil War. Pack a picnic and join the fun at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. Call 423-821-1160 for more info.

  • Wauhatchie Trail Race

    Saturday, December 17 • start time 7:30 am • Finish off your year the right way, the best way, with a great run. Beautiful trails on the scenic and historic Lookout  Mountain make the Lookout Mountain 50 miler & 10k a great event for all. Call 423-821-1160 or visit for more info.

Fall Operating Schedule: September 5th to November 20th
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Closed Monday

Please note the last time to drive through loop is 30 minutes prior to closing.

400 Garden Road • Chattanooga, Tennessee 37419 • 423-821-1160

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center promotes environmental stewardship through conservation, education and research
and by connecting people with land, plants and wildlife.