Explore the most popular birding trails in Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Glen Falls Trail

hiking
22 days ago

Easy hike with a nice little uphill trek returning to the car. Falls and cascades are pretty and the trail passes through a large rock. Fun!

hiking
25 days ago

Great for small kids. Our 3.5 yo did great. We hiked in and saw the falls, went up the stairs and through a cool cave like structure and then hiked up the riverbed a bit and found a place to eat our lunch we packed. Really fun and short hike.

walking
26 days ago

One of my favorite trails on the mountain, especially if you are looking for a quick round-trip hike with a waterfall.

This is a short hike with hills, interesting rock formation you walk through. The water falls at the top are beautiful. A great short hike.

Nice hike, really nice falls, but the end of the trail dumps you onto the highway, a long and very dangerous trek back to the trailhead and my car. By God's grace a very nice gentleman stopped and offered me a ride to my car.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, short 1/2 mile to the waterfalls area with lots of pools and rocks. Took a group of kids there and they loved it, climbing all over the rock formations and playing around the stream for several hours.

on Bluff Trail

1 month ago

first time on this trail. Very nice view of the valley and skyline. Trail is pretty easy. Started and finished at Sunset Rock. Access to SR is a bit more tough with lots of stone steps to be aware of footing.

hiking
1 month ago

Right IN Chattanooga, which is hard to find in many cities, this trail goes around the mountain and is very pretty. We did the full 9 miles but the best part was a very quick and steep hike up to Sunset Rock, directly up the hill with clear marked signs. If I did hikes multiple times, I would do it again for sure. Enjoy!

Great family friendly and pet friendly trail. One of my favorites!

Such a beautiful trail. The waterfalls were flowing. Great place to bring the kids.

We’ve had rain, recently, so the falls were just awesome! Wonderful path, with gorgeous surroundings. Wear sturdy shoes!

hiking
2 months ago

It was a nice, natureful hike. The falls were more of a dribble in August when we were there. We decided to get more adventurous and do a little rock scrambling where the falls would normally be and climb back behind them. Its just an ugly drain, in case you felt the need to be curious too! ;)

Had a blast! Nice falls.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this trail. It wasn’t too difficult and had a lot of cute little off trails and places to climb up on rocks.

The falls and the boulders were awesome

hiking
2 months ago

AWESOME TRAIL! Lots of variety. Beware of long stretches of ice in the winter

Loved it! Links up to several other rad trails as well

Prefect hike with a family! Fun rocks and places to play plus water to splash in. Not too long of a walk so the little ones can handle it!

Enjoyable hike close to downtown. It is true that there are a couple spots where the trails are not clearly marked, but if you follow the directions in the trail description above navigating the loop is easy. Plus several of the intersections are marked well with signs.

It is definitely worth splitting off the loop to see the beautiful view from Sunset Rock.

I would definitely recommend this hike.

4 months ago

One of my favorite places

hiking
4 months ago

neat little trail to visit. very easy anybody could do this one.

Simple but fun. A go to when you just need to wander for a moment

hiking
4 months ago

Great, quick family hike. My 3 year old had a blast. There's a nice stone stair case that leads up above the main falls that has a lot of nice pools and ledges to play on. Will definitely be going back often.

hiking
5 months ago

A good hike, excellent views and many good trails to add to this hike. The trails are not well marked.

Fun little hike... heavily used on evenings and weekends

5 months ago

This was a nice short hike to a small boulder area with a stream running through it. The path was a little rocky in sections so you should wear good shoes.

I love this trail but wouldn’t classify as hard. Unbelievable view at top of Sunset Rock.

Print out a map, take a pic at the trailhead with your phone, or keep the instructions close by. Great loop, but cutting across so many trails can be tricky! We got confused around Sunset Rock when looping for Cravens trail on the way back, but a local got us straightened out. Speaking of Sunset, views are amazing. Not a hard trail, per se, except the 6/10 mile on Gum Trail - straight uphill. Enjoy this great trail. Make sure you drive around at the top - nice homes to look at, if that’s your thing.

I loved this hike. Wasn't very hard, leads to a PHENOMENAL view overseeing the Tennessee river and surrounding area. Lots of cool historical information pertaining to the civil war available as well at the top.

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