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Beautiful hike at the beginning of December. It was hard to follow the trail in a couple of places because the trail was blanketed with wet leaves

Easy trail to the bluff with an amazing view!!!

This trail is great. It has beautiful overlooks and cool natural features. It isn’t very hard either.
Also near the beginning of this trail, there is a short trail that leads to a waterfall. This trail is kind of hard but worth it.

Nice peaceful hike. Not a whole lot of views after the falls at the start, but pretty nonetheless.

Beautiful falls. Pretty easy hike, not too crowded.

Nice park and moderate hike! We hiked Wildcat to MB trail to Creech Hollow. We stopped and fished at Creech Hollow Lake then hiked another mile or so and set up camp at Woodland Shelter. Neat set up with the shelter. We hung our hammocks up in the rafters and stayed dry and warm. We hiked out past Woodhaven Lake where we fished some more before completing the loop from Spill Way trail to MB then Wildcat. We ate the buffet at the Inn there inside the park. Highly recommended trip!

12 days ago

A little tougher than I thought it would be, but nice hike.

nice hike to the base of the falls,can get crowded

We were there on a very foggy November morning, which we didnt get to see the spectacular views but it was still a favorite hike of ours. We will be back to hike this on a clear day.

Long windy narrow road to get to trailhead but so worth it! The views from the overlook were spectacular! Great, easy hike!

Absolutely stunning trail, I may be biased since I'm a geologist but the sandstone formations are gorgeous and you also have the arches. North arch is by far the more photogenic but they are both exceptional. The hike down to Charrit Lodge is well marked and well graded. The lodge was a great place to break for lunch as they have many picnic tables. The hike up through Jake's Place and back to the top was a fairly consistent uphill grade that never was strenuous.

As others have said the road to the trail head is very narrow and a little bit sketchy. The hike starts at the top of the mountain.
Right as you start the hike you will see a small stone building just off the trail. Go check it out. It is one of the coolest fresh water springs I have ever seen.
We went in late November with leaves covering the entire trail. That being said the trail was very well marked and easy to stay on track. Several great lookouts perched on giant rock slabs. Perfect spot for a picnic in the warmer months. Our favorite spot was dropping off the loop trail to the main trail (only a few hundred ft in). You come into the land of Giant boulders (40-50ft high). The trail goes right through the middle of all of these. We will certainly come back to hike this spot again. I highly recommend this hike. It really should be rated easy instead of moderate though.

Great trail with wonderful views! I was impressed with how well the trail is marked throughout the route. I would also strongly echo what others have posted - go clockwise (big creek gulf first) or else you are in for a very steep scramble at the end of 9 miles!

The arches and around the arches were cool.

This is a great hike. The overlook is breathtaking.

We went in the middle of October the hike wasn’t to bad but the waterfall is totally worth it we’re from Missouri and we had a blast.

Great hike trails marked very good

1 month ago

Easy access but a very well kept secret, not a lot of traffic at all and it truly is a beautiful overlook. Perfect located for a picnic or sunrise/sunset hike

This is a great little hike, although you could make it longer and keep going down other connecting trails. Parking is very easy at the Craven House, I think the previous review didn’t realize this. The view from the top is fantastic, a must do if you’re in Chatanooga.

This was a wonderful fall trail with interesting changes in topography. The trail could be marked a little better, but if you use the trail map from this app on your phone to double check your location you’ll be fine. I started on the opposite side of the parking lot and didn’t have a problem. The forest was very quiet, somewhat eerily so, and hardly anyone was there in the middle of the week.

It is absolutely beautiful

Amazing place to spend the day. Cold water and beautiful waterfall. Not very much during the summer though. We took a dog too and had no issues. Lovely place. Kinda hard hike down into the canyon though.

Awesome trail. The views are excellent. We did the full loop clockwise, which I would highly recommend. Going down into the gorge was very steep and rock filled. The gorge itself was lovely, and the river was flowing pretty strong. The way back up to the rim was not near as steep as the descent (again why I would recommend clockwise). Overall a good challenge but very doable if you are active.

on Eagle Trail

1 month ago

pretty intense trail for such a short distance :)

Love everything about this place. The trails are marked well and the water falls were full of water due to recent rain. We were able to find trails for our level of ability.

1 month ago

Beautiful views! There are some rocky trails, so take your time. Also a set of viewing binoculars for people who are color blind!

Tried parking at Point Park, but the beginning of the trail there is not dog friendly due to steep steps made of metal grating. My dog couldn't handle them due to both the steepness and her paws falling through the grating, and there's no way around. So we went to the small Sunset Rock parking area and waited 30 minutes for a spot to open up.

Sunset Rock is a great place to see the sunset (obviously), but the Bluff Trail was poorly marked and had many sections of tricky footing with no real payoff because the great views are at the parking areas. Wouldn't do this hike again. Visit Sunset Rock - just a short walk from the road - but pick another trail in the area for a longer hike.

Beautiful, decently maintained trail with some wonderful views. However, I can say the exact same thing about all the hundreds of other trails in the immediate area that don't charge you $10.

Why pay these people $10? They have nothing particularly special to offer.

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