Big Soddy Creek Gulf Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Soddy Daisy, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,145 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

hiking
10 days ago

First 1.5 miles of trail is a wide limestone gravel pathway with a slight incline. This portion of the trail is heavily utilized by a diverse and abundant group through out the day. The rushing creek is a very calming feature that is show cased through out the trail prior to the creek crossing. A feature that is not so prominent is a natural fountain on the left side of the creek before you reach the 3/4 mile marker. The waterfall just beyond the 1 mile mark is another highlight of the trek. The footing at the waterfall is a wet crossing. You can dry navigate this area by staying left and on the rocks, however choosing this route places the not so steady on their feet in an awkward footing situation and impedes traffic.
The trail beyond the creek crossing is moderate-hard there are multiple downed trees that you will have to navigate. The footing is rocky with some muddy passages. The width of the trail is clear for single passage as this appears to be a previous logging/fire road. The incline is moderate to semi- steep. Trail is not marked beyond the creek crossing.
Overall a fantastic trail that is conveniently located.

hiking
1 month ago

Well recommended for beginners. Absolutely loved. Very clean and well maintained

hiking
2 months ago

The first 1.25 miles is like a really nice gravel road with lots of swimming holes and plenty of parking. You can see lots of mothers pushing strollers. Then the path crosses a small creek and we lost the trail at about the 2.5 mile mark. Lots of beautiful bluffs, the trail isn't very rocky like some around but you have to negotiate some fallen trees.

3 months ago

wonderful trails! my kids and dogs loved it! easy access!

3 months ago

Excellent easy hike. Perfect for families with kids and dogs.

4 months ago

It’s a nice place to just relax and take in the scenery.

walking
5 months ago

Pretty easy walking trail, but it was beautiful! Several spots where you could sit at a picnic table, too! But none of them are super close to the trailhead, so be aware of that if bringing food in. We didn’t do the whole loop, but we stopped when we got to some rocks that you could play on or swim in the water, and it was lovely!

walking
5 months ago

Nice hike even on a rainy day. Thank you Emily Vaughn for telling me about this place.

walking
5 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful experience.

8 months ago

really beautiful. officially my favorite hike in chattanooga.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail for all ages. It’s an old mining road so the trail is wide and graveled. Runs right along a stream (or a big river when it’s been raining) for some gorgeous scenery.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Very easy trail to walk. It is 2.4 miles round trip.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Beautiful scenery. Trail does not follow the Allatrails map.

mountain biking
Saturday, September 09, 2017

Monday, September 04, 2017

Pretty, easy trail that runs along a creek. Lots of places to stop and eat at picnic tables or benches and lots of places to swim if you or your dog wishes. Highly recommend!

hiking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Awesome swimming and easy trails.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Absolutely breathtaking

walking
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wide flat gravel path that leads to some cool swimming holes with nice clear water. It's a beautiful walk and great for all ages. We love this place!

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