Blue Blazes Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Blue Blazes Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chattanooga, TN that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles 57 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

washed out

hiking
13 days ago

I love this trail! A short drive from downtown to escape the noise and catch a breath. It covers quite a bit of different terrain and history, even following alongside the Tennessee River for a spell (a few really good lookout points with a river view, too). The trail is manicured enough to maintain easy passability, especially with the recent additions of wooden footbridges to cover the "mud pits", but wild enough so you remember you are in the wilderness, after all. Sometimes as you amble down the trail, you may remember you're walking through 12,000 years of continuous human history. Perhaps it was flash of sunlight reflecting off a Union soldier's gun barrel you thought you just saw? Or Perhaps you barely heard the soft footfall of a foot encased in a moccasin? Maybe the sound of horses hooves as a Spanish Conquistador searches for nearby Hampton Place. Surely that was the yellow glare of a coyote stare watching you from the far reaches of the underbrush. Perhaps...

1 month ago

It was a great trail for my 3 year old. Pretty easy, but great hike for people getting into hiking

4 months ago

July 30th it was very dry and the river was to hard to get to. My dogs are used to swimming to cool and they were disappointed. Good for a travel stop.

hiking
5 months ago

Not a bad little trail, like the other guy said it can be boggy at times. There are also little paths that lead to a little "beach" area on the river.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice little nature walk. Enjoyed it but a bit boggy in places. I wouldn't go if it's been raining in the previous few days though.