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Great trail. My wife loved it. We had fun and great views.

Defiantly on my top ten list!

Clear trails, very well kept!

The trail is easy, the stairs down to it can be tough when you’re coming out. A few are missing and make for a bit of a challenge.

absolutely love to be on these trails with the dogs, we come here at least once a week

Great place to hike. Very well signed. Did about 8 miles, all at night. Very nice layout.

Beautiful hike, and not overly difficult....moderate rating is accurate. The falls are amazing especially when frozen over. The forest road getting there is rough and potentially muddy. Drive a vehicle that’s not low to the ground. Four wheel drive is helpful.

The trail is dog friendly with great views!

Great hike today with the dogs. Very happy with how easily we navigated this trail with the dogs. Very well marked, easy trail.

2 months ago

Much easier than I thought it was gonna be! The rain held off and we had a great time...it was perfect!!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Dope. Dice and smooth yet still has features. Makes for a great ride!

Awesome historical hike with lots of rock climbers, memorials, and cannons! Some trails are overgrown but that makes them more fun. Dog friendly and lots of friendly people.

3 months ago

Awesome hiking experience with this trail. Has amazing views and is definitely worth the hike. The trails are marked good and it is easy to stay on the trail. We went to Edward point then decided to continue to mushroom rock. The trail to mushroom rock is also good, as it follows the edge of the mountain around and past the river. The hike to Edward point wasn't bad at all but from Edward point to mushroom is a long hike. It took us around 2 hours to make it from Edward to Mushroom rock. Although there are shorter trails to mushroom rock I wanted a challenge and it definitely delivered. We went from rainbow lake parking lot to mushroom rock and back and it was the most challenging hike to date for us due to the sheer miles we had to hike. This time of year it gets dark early so you have to get an early start to get back before dark if taking these trails to mushroom rock. We did a total of 17.5 miles hiking these trails and it was defiantly worth it. We were gone from 8am to 4:30pm taking videos and pictures and enjoying the day. Highly recommended the Edward point trail but only recommended mushroom rock from Edward point to people with a little experience, and bring food and water.

This is an easy to find hike located just outside of Chattanooga that is great for photo-taking. I would even venture to say that it is probably the best hike in the immediate Chattanooga vicinity.

I started in the Rainbow Lake parking lot which is where the majority of people go. The drive in is very neat and worth seeing on it's own. For an added treat once you do this hike, head over to the Signal Point lookout area just down the road to get a view of the other angle.

The trail starts out extremely easy with a quick little hike to a small dam and suspension bridge. This is a great photo-spot, especially in the fall with the rapids and bridge hanging above them. Now this is where the trail splits in two. If you want to climb Edwards point you will cross the bridge, if you want to climb Signal Point you will stay on the bank you came from and continue down the trail.

Once you cross the bridge the trail begins to amp up a little. I went in the fall and in the beginning of this hike while you are gaining elevation it can be hard to see the trail due to the amount of fallen leaves. There has also been some minor trail damage, including a few downed trees. Otherwise, the trail is fairly well marked with tags and common sense will show you the way. You will see large boulders and natural caves in the beginning which are very neat. Once you reach the top of the large hill in the beginning that elevation gain tapers off and you have a nice calm walk through the woods till you reach the point.

Before you reach Edward's Point there is an overlook just about 300 feet prior that many people mistake for the actual view. The top view is much nicer for viewing, although both spots are still great.

Overall this is a decently long trail that offers a small challenge for a great view.

The views and bridges on this hike are fun. It is a nice hike, but I found myself in drainage ditches a couple of times. It is not well marked, and has a lot of ball sized rocks to navigate along the way. This will probably not be a go-to hike when I am in Chattanooga, but worth doing once.

Great day hike. We didn’t plan for the length of the trail up to the falls, so our limited time put us having to leave before we were ready. Beautiful sounds of the flowing river greeted us each step. Lots of camping areas along the path.

First good hike since recovering from a sprain. The views were well worth it. It was beautiful. Parts aren’t marked so well halfway in, but we managed.

Absolutely beautiful park and trails!! We loved this park so much we visited twice during our Chattanooga vacation. There are trails for every skill/difficulty level and the trails are well marked and clean, with frequent benches to catch your breath or enjoy the scenery. We were there at the beginning of November and enjoyed the fall colors and peaceful walk through the woods. Wish I lived closer to this wonderful park!

Incredible views at the overlook. I would say more “moderate” than “easy”.

The view a couple miles in is awesome but after that it’s a pretty boring hike and the trail is not marked very well.

Well maintained trail here next to the local college. I really enjoyed the hike today! Many branches of trails to do.

Awesome hike at daybreak. Clouds were in the valley this morning and it was magic

Great trails, well maintained and labeled

I ran the Black Mtn, TNT and Log Rhythm sections and it was awesome. Well marked and gently rolling , perfect for any level trail runner . So thankful this is part of our beautiful city !

4 months ago

Trail was great! We wore keens and didn’t have any issues, but couldn’t imagine this with Chacos(blisters) or hiking boots(removing and putting back on too often) in comparison. We made a 2 day trip out of it. Beginning and end are a bit faster moving b/c there aren’t a lot of crossings in the first 2 miles and the last mile or so. Had a few issues fining the trail but nothing worth panicking about. The trail is perfect for summer when you can stay cool as you hike.

Recommendations: 2 hiking sticks, keen water shoes, water filter to get fresh water

This is a beautifully maintained trail with lots of rolling hills and interesting old army weapons bunkers tucked into hill sides along the way. The Hidden Lake at the bottom was a great little surprise. We walked at a fast pace for a total of 5 miles. They were setting up for a Halloween Spooky run later in the day, which looked like it would be a great family time. Can't wait to go back when we have time and finish the trail.

it’s a Easy trails! But going down to the trail is kinda of a challenge! But over all it’s still a five star hike

trail running
5 months ago

Best place for trail or road running in Chattanooga area. Also a well kept secret as it is never crowded.

This is a very well maintained set of trails. They are a very short distance from my house, so I am sure I will be using them again.

Easy trail and wonderful views!

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