Cravens House Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Chattanooga, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.7 miElevation gain754 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeRocky
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To start this loop, park at the Craven's House (entrance road above Ruby Falls). Start by going right and back right onto "Rifle Pits Trail" .62 at first split. Turn left onto "Upper Truck Trail" .73 where you can explore the remnants of the old CCC Camp Demaray that housed 200 men complete with Barber Shop and Tennis Courts in the 30's. Next intersection stay left onto "Gum Spring Trail" .63 the roughest part of the trail, this will lead you to Sunset Rock .02 if you desire or stay left onto "Bluff Trail" for .066 mile for a left onto "Craven's House Trail" .52 and back to your vehicle. While at the Craven's House there are several old structures to explore like the Hardy house to the left, a turn of the century Tudor.

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Preston Klein
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It was a great trail, but I would not recommend doing it with a 3 year old.

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The Amature Hiker
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It was VERY rocky!! And steep at times but challenging and fun!!

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ROB NICHOLS
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Zach Gallman
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Beautiful trail. Lightly trafficked. Lightly-moderate. Rocky, caves, views. It was excellent! A little confusing with AllTrails at the Sunset Rock split. Went off route and had to come back to get on Bluff Trail to complete the full loop.

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Heather Whaley
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Beautiful trail. I wish I got more pictures of the trail itself.

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Amy Ryan
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Scott Morris
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Clint Hodges
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Easy elevation gain in a bit wet from the rain yesterday but it was a good and pretty journey.

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Katherine Prato Spector
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Great hike, beautiful. Steep climb up

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joseph knable
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A nice out and back with constant views of the valley. Rock outcroppings litter the landscape with beautiful colors and textures while offering a playground to rad climbers and boulderers alike. Stop by sunset rock on the way back to end your hike the right way.

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Vanessa Zulon
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It’s an easy to moderate trail. Very nice scenery!

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therese marcel
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great hike! slippery due to the previous rain and wet leaves beautiful views at the top. well worth the climb up. this path is surrounded by breathtaking landscape. I wish I had remembered to start my app in the beginning

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Steven Griffis
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Muddy, and not for someone with fear of heights

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Jessica Bishop
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It was ok. Easy trail. I would have rather went counter clockwise and climbed up the majority of elevation than going down, but my daughter chose to go down. We missed the turn for sunset rock and were pressed for time. Maybe next time.

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Jordan Cook
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Great hike, awesome views on the first half.

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Emily M
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Hiking

Great loop trail, beautiful views at the top

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Gabbi Beck
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Very pretty views, especially at Sunset Rock. Moderate trail. Definitely would recommend going in the fall to see the pretty colors.

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Riann Bender
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Nice moderate loop with pretty views.

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Christian Woodward
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Awesome trail! Well-maintained and a good workout.

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Barry Schulz
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Eric Huxley
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Great trail. Well maintained and marked.

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Caleb Logue
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We started on the north end and that is definitely the best way to go. Def a moderate hike. Fun and worthwhile

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Aria Taboada
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Daniel Madden
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Went counter clockwise on the loop. A pretty tough stretch before sunset rock but well worth it.

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Austin Lackey
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Good loop

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Ed Wilmot
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This is everything I love in a trail: wooded setting, historical sites, boulders, climbing, and amazing views. The only let down today was getting stung by a bee. It’s the ONLY insect I saw on the entire hike.

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Edgar Orellana
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A little foggy and rainy but that did not stop us. Overall great trail with kids and a dog. I had my 7 year old walk it and my 2 year old on my back.

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