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Blue Blazes Trail

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Blue Blazes Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chattanooga, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 42 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

over grown

washed out

hiking
20 days ago

This is an easy trail great for beginners. The trail is grown up in some areas. I would recommend closed toe shoes, high socks or pants .

hiking
1 month ago

It’s been years since I hiked this trail. Glad I decided to return. Easy trail. In some spots I wished that I had worn pants. Overall clear trail. Scared up some deer down by the river. Good spot for birding. Great views of old river bottom lands.

hiking
1 month ago

saw a big ass snake 1 minute into our walk.

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2 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great for a hike with a family/dog or for a short run!

trail running
9 months ago

Buggy and lots of dense brush limits visibility

hiking
Monday, July 23, 2018

Went for a Sunday evening dog walk/hike. Quiet area, beautiful bird songs, only passed two other people on the trail. Several hours after a rain and the mud wasn’t bad. The puddly areas were raised on planks. Two places where trees were downed were tricky to get through but otherwise enjoyable. The pup got totally muddy but loved it. The pine straw covered much of the trail so it was navigable in just Chacos. It also looked recently cut back in large parts so brush was in check. The mosquitoes were vicious though! Definitely wear long sleeves!

hiking
Friday, April 27, 2018

Hiked a couple of years ago but plan on another visit.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

I absolutely love this trail. Easy to hike awesome scenery. Walked it is the pouring rain also was fun.

walking
Saturday, February 10, 2018

We had a warm day yesterday and decided to check out this trail. Very pleasant and easy. It was a little muddy but there where platforms through the swampy parts. Will do again.

trail running
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Great spot - great for dogs - lots of access to the river at certain spots to cool off and hang out. This is a favorite during hot summer days - you get your own personal Beach!

hiking
Monday, October 30, 2017

Easy walk, short glimpse of the TN river along the way, lots of mosquitoes due to the wetlands areas. We saw a couple white tail deer, a coyote and a box turtle while walking. For a quick walk through the woods near downtown Chattanooga I recommend it.

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

It is very beautiful and we'll maintained, good for a short walk

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Blue Blazes is a primitive trail and 100% maintained by volunteers (and I am one). Yes, this year due to the weather there were areas that were overgrown. However, we are please to announce that it is now 100% passable and beautiful! Things to understand about this trail: 1. It is a primitive, natural trail. This means after a rain, there could be some muddy spots. However, the building of foot bridges is underway by a youth group and is on-going. Much improved! 2. You'll be passing alongside bogs and marshes (hence mosquitoes; just use bug repellent). 3. The trail is a 1.5 mile loop that passes the river mid-way. One side of the trail is more open and the other more natural with some smaller trails. 4. This trail is easily walked and is good for dogs and children (yes, can be slippery in some spots after a rain). Enjoy!

hiking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

I love this trail! A short drive from downtown to escape the noise and catch a breath. It's full of history from start to finish (still waiting for signs to tell its story). It covers quite a bit of different terrain and history, even following alongside the Tennessee River for a spell (a few really good lookout points with a river view, too). The trail is manicured enough to maintain easy passability, especially with the recent additions of wooden footbridges to cover the "mud pits", but wild enough so you remember you are in the wilderness, after all. Sometimes as you amble down the trail, you may remember you're walking through 12,000 years of continuous human history. Perhaps it was flash of sunlight reflecting off a Union soldier's gun barrel you thought you just saw? Or Perhaps you barely heard the soft step of a moccasin-encased foot? Maybe the sound of horses hooves as a Spanish Conquistador searches for nearby Hampton Place. Surely that was the yellow glare of coyote eyes watching you from the far reaches of the underbrush. Perhaps...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

It was a great trail for my 3 year old. Pretty easy, but great hike for people getting into hiking

Saturday, July 30, 2016

July 30th it was very dry and the river was to hard to get to. My dogs are used to swimming to cool and they were disappointed. Good for a travel stop.

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Not a bad little trail, like the other guy said it can be boggy at times. There are also little paths that lead to a little "beach" area on the river.

hiking
Monday, April 18, 2016

Nice little nature walk. Enjoyed it but a bit boggy in places. I wouldn't go if it's been raining in the previous few days though.

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