Raccoon Mountain Reservoir Loop is a 14.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chattanooga, TN that features a lake 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.
dogs on leash
The Raccoon Mountain Trail System, high above Chattanooga, Tennessee, offers trail runners the perfect terrain for distance running. The views from along the trail are simply stunning so make sure to stop and take a breather or two and take in the spectacular scenery. With a variety of trail options and unmatched views of the surrounding mountains, this trail is an example of what can happen when you allow recreational access to public land. It is clean, well used, and represents the nature of the city and surrounding area. This route offers a couple of climbs, rocks, roots, creeks, and a pond.
This is a great everyday trail to take your dogs for a walk, there are some pretty bluff views of the river as well.
Excellent for mountain biking but great for hiking as well! Has a number of side trails so you can choose your overall distance. Likely some great views when the leaves are down, not so much in late May.
These are great trails. The map on this app is incomplete. There are some easy parts and many sections that are very difficult. Megawatt , High Voltage and Livewire are fast,steep and technical. Pure joy and ten minutes from downtown Chattanooga.
Beginner Trials were fun. Kinda rough. We were not about to try the Intermediate or advanced trials. Ride around the perimeter on the road was great.
I followed the directions and it took me 2hours out of my way and we never found the trail. What a waste of a day.
Trail hard to follow. Stop at visitor center to get map if first time. If beginner trail needed they have them. The blue and black trails are not for kids. Picnic area is great. This is a great place and we will be back! Family of five....
Several trailheads were closed as was the Visitor Center and bathrooms. We picked up the trail at Laurel Point near the pavilion and headed back toward the reservoir and VC. Many trail markers were missing but the path is clear enough- we didn't need them. Forgot to download the tracks before we left out- guess we will have to go back soon :)
Took about 2 hours to walk with several stops to watch birds, listen to the breeze, and talk about the TVA. Lots of looking and learning- great for kids!!
Our cub scout troop enjoyed the views
A lot of fun! I only rode 10 miles, was planning on riding that loop plus megawatt the next day but broke my frame...
This is a great run. If you take the new trail that's to the right at the gravel road section(poi 2) it takes you down the mountain to the point where Massengale Point Rd runs into Raccoon Mountain Road. Once you get there all you can do is turn around and climb back up. Once the trail goes all the way to the intake point I can see it being a nice challenge parking and starting at the boat ramp and climbing up.
Awesome trail system; something for everyone.