Explore the best trails near Chattanooga with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



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trail locations for Chattanooga, Tennessee
mountain biking
3 days ago

One of my most favorite biking trails that I've ridden. Perfect opportunity to learn your bike's gears with all of the tough and exciting with fast turns, difficult climbs and various sized roots.

3 days ago

The caverns had a pretty light show, but it was way over-priced and very crowded.

Good trail for exercise, decent scenery, lots of variety in trees and had fun identifying them. Hard to really relax as you must stay vigilant for mountain bikers who share the trails which is, frankly, a serious injury waiting to happen as there are many sudden curves and dips. We did the blue loop which is marked 3.7 miles but all of our pedometers calculated more in the 4-4.2.

6 days ago

First third is on a rocky vehicle-wide trail. Last 2/3 is one person-wide, mostly dirt trail.
Get to pass under the Incline railway track twice (second is only feet from the train itself).

Don't waste your time or money.

9 days ago


Parked at Cumberland trail parking lot. Trail head is accross the street. once at the indian rock village .7 miles away, go towards the right. Its not marked but that is the continuation of Snoopers trail. Great moderate trail. Well marked once on the trail. No water features as of mid october so mostly trees with autumn colors. Acouple of viewing spots along the way. Good place to meditate. Light traffic on a friday. There is hunting allowed so be weary of the dates. Not sure if hiking and hunting are allowed at the same time.

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

Snoopers rock has a panoramic view that is a must see. Great for nature walking, bring your dogs, pack a lunch bc you will want to hangout for awhile. Be very careful and watchful if you bring your little kids.
Thank you Chattanooga, TN.

Beautiful trail and perfect for a short afternoon outing. The drought had the falls dried up but there was still enough water for the dogs to cool off.

Great 10 mile loop with rock formations. Indian rockhouse is titanic of rock formations. Snoopers and Mullens cove both have panoramic views. Make sure you look at the trees for white blazes or you'll find yourself on a side trail.
Thank you Chattanooga, TN.

was fun, kids loved it

Great wilderness view on the back side and awesome scenic view on the front side!

This was beautiful. Great Weather too.

25 days ago

Great trail with beautiful rock formations! Great for kids and dogs. Not much water at the waterfall right now because of the drought but still beautiful scenery.

trail running
30 days ago

Very overgrown for the first mile. At least 5 large trees down you have to crawl over or under as well as poison ivy and thorny vines across the trail. While there are trial signs, a few are broken and it can be hard to tell which way to go; bear left at the first large brown sign to stay on skyuka.

It is an absolutely beautiful trail, just a little tricky to navigate. There is also only parking for one vehicle at the trailhead, but you can park at the bottom of the hill and catch a ride up with a friend if you need more parking.

Love the trail!