Situated on the shores of scenic Chickamauga Lake not far from the city of Chattanooga is 353-acre Booker T. Washington State Park. The park is named in honor of the famous leader, Booker Taliaferro Washington. Washington was born into slavery at Hale's Ford, Virginia, but with great determination he secured an education and went on to become one of our great Americans. He is perhaps best known as a former president of the Tuskegee Institute, a black organization for higher education.

trail running
30 days ago

There are no mountain bikes allowed on this trail (there's another mountain bike trail at the park) so I don't know what the bikers are talking about, or they've reviewed the wrong trail. Same with the pier. It's not on this trail. I ran the route pictured. Ran the outer loop and inner loop 2. Horrible. Poorly maintained. MANY felled trees. I mean almost impossible to traverse in some areas. Lots of litter. Broken glass, beer cans, food bags. I think I may be the first human to have run this thing this year. Spiders galore. Covered in them. Knocked down about a hundred webs. Poorly marked signage and very narrow. Water is pretty though. 63rd fastest trail 10k I ever did, so don't come here if you're looking for speed.

Fairly easy trail beautiful sunsets at the pier

Nice little loop with several nice views of the river. Definitely watch sunset on the pier.

hiking
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Easy hike with pretty lake views. Thev pier at sunset is a must see.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

A more advance biking trail. Some very narrow places. Trail not marked or kept up very well.

Nice park

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Great trail for beginners! Hike time around 3 hours

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Simple walk, but really nice atmosphere. I think it was better overcast- something about the docks and the water just made the afternoon relaxing and peaceful.

mountain biking
Monday, October 24, 2016

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.

hiking
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hiked with my dog and lots of roots as others have said. I recommend starting at the upper trail head so you save the view of the water for last, the forest wasn't much to see when it's cloudy out in February!

hiking
Monday, October 20, 2014

Hiking this with my 4 & 6 year old girls was a good time. They loved it. If we continue doing it I'm sure I'll be trail running just to keep up. ;)

hiking
Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lots of roots but overall a nice ride. Pretty decently kept, nice views, and drains well.

hiking
Thursday, October 10, 2013

This is one of my favorites near home. The trail is located in the park with several starting points and intersections. My dog and I love walking along the trail with plenty of chances for him to cool off in the bay. Plenty of opportunity to see deer and other wildlife. Lots of roots so it can be a bit bumpy for bicycles. If you go on the weekends, don't be surprised to see greyhounds running ahead of cyclist or labs playing fetch in the water.

hiking
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Great trail! It has different length loops. I hiked the longest: 7 miles. Even after a lot of recent rain it is not muddy. It seems well kept up and has some great scenic views.

hiking
Saturday, November 17, 2012

I could not find this trail. Where the app said the trailhead was I only found a nice new gated community of duplexes. I wandered around and got a couple miles in running around some clay fields where it's obvious big trucks go mudding. There were lots of small rocks and low brush. Not very friendly to foot traffic. If this trail still exists I hope someone submits another review with directions.

mountain biking
Saturday, June 23, 2012

I enjoyed this trail, it's plagued with alot of roots. Be prepared for a bumpy ride!! It had some fast down hills and flowed well. The inclines are brief,rewarding more down hills.
I also encountered an enormous doe and other wild life.

mountain biking
5 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

mountain biking
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

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