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Cravens House Loop Trail is a 3.3 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.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 669 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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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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Amy Coggin
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Watch out for yellow jackets on the trail.

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Luke Bambrick
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Great views as you get closer to lookout mountain.

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Eric Crowley
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Eric Crowley
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Melissa De Lap
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Leigh Boros
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David Jones
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Nice easy hike in moderate temp and humidity conditions. Would be challenging at 90 degrees with high humidity but easy enough today.

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Luke Fournier
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Danielle Fernandez
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There are faster and easier ways up to Sunset rock. Mainly taking the L at the first intersection instead of the R, but this gives you a much better hike. You get to see the camp and explore the area more and you come back to where you parked in a loop rather than retracing your steps.

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Lisa Taylor
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Great walk with my granddaughter

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Sydnie Rathert
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Really nice! Went at 8am on a Sunday and wasn’t crowded! Loved it!

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David Watson
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Nice trail and beautiful sunrise. 63 degrees at the start.

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Alexander Hooper
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Nicole Kiser
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Tiffany Wolf
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I enjoyed this, altho the first half of it was a pretty plain trail. The second half (headed back to car) had more interesting things along the path. I would highly recommend going off on Bluff trail or to sunset rock for more exciting things to see.

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Jacob Fair
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Awesome sight lines overlooking downtown Chattanooga. Really hilly but worth it.

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Paul Adkins
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Somehow ended way off the course of my intended path, which loosely translated into the best hike I’ve been on this year. Saw so many beautiful things! The fort is amazing.

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Lindsey P
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Good trail with moderate rock climbing. Sunset rock is a great view! The oath is definitely not the distance it says. I went the wrong way a view times and it was still only 4 miles. The entire loop is not marked so that was kind of frustrating, but it was not crowded when I went.

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David Mann
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Nice hike. Followed directions and it’s just over 3 miles. Not 4.5. Had planned on longer loop.

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Kelly Yaden
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One of the bests! I love the lookouts and all the rocks.

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Tommy Johns
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Awesome trail! Worth the side trail to Sunset Rock. It’s a must!!

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isaac guardiani
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Zandra Zebras
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Beautiful overlooks be sure to go slightly off the trail to check out sunset road. Definitely moderate to hard. Great workout.

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Dave Bujak
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6/6/2020 - Parking lot and trail head closed.

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Elaina Spiekermann
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Really nice trail with interesting historical markers in a few spots. Make sure to stop at Sunset Rock! I ended up taking the Bluff Trail up to Point Park on the way back to Craven’s House- best view in Chattanooga.

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Megan Rasmussen
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Great views - make sure to stop off at Sunset Rock! Lots of different terrain along the way. Visited on a weekday and there wasn’t too much traffic.

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Ashley Simmons
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There are several trails that connect to Cravens. We did not do the loop but made our own path through several trails. Great trail for Dogs. Steep in some places and it had just rained so a lot of muddy parts to step over. Very woodsy scenery with historic monuments along the way, until you make it to Cravens where it opens up to a scenic overlook and small flowery field with cannons. Overall, nice and well maintained.

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Chuck Yarbrough
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Lori McGuire
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I thought it would be a lot more beautiful than it was. I’m used to gorgeous travels around the country and this fell flat for me.

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