Cumberland Trail: North Chickamauga Creek

MODERATE 103 reviews

Cumberland Trail: North Chickamauga Creek is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Soddy Daisy, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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.

4.1 miles
1217 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running






wild flowers

26 days ago

Beautiful views of waterfalls and the north Chickamauga creek. Some up and down with branch crossings

trail running
1 month ago

Spectacular trail run! I did a total of 7.25 miles out and back and would have gone farther but got turned around at a river crossing that was too high, so I’m not sure where the turnaround point would be to make this trail only 4.1 miles.... Anyway, I loved the variety of this trail; lots of ups and downs with waterfalls and cliffs; and the trail went from an old logging road, to rocky, to beautiful single-track through tall grass up top. Spectacular views too!

3 months ago

Visiting from Florida. Awesome hike. loved it!

3 months ago

Great trail for families, as much of it is wide and easily traversed. There are many awesome swimming spots and most are relatively easy to access from the trail. It is very rocky and some of the bank is very steep at the beginning. Cross the creek to continue to a great swimming hole , known as Party Rock by locals, but beware it may be less kid friendly if there is a crowd. (But not to worry, like I said there are many swim spots) . There is also a short loop to hike a little way down the trail that keeps you on the right side of the creek. Use caution when crossing the creek as it can be very swift after rains and walking through the water is not optional.

4 months ago

great scenery and fun trail, with options to explore along the way

4 months ago

Had a great hike - some of the climbing is pretty steep! Gorgeous waterfalls.

4 months ago

Great trail. Didn't make it nearly the full 16 miles but saw only a few people in the two hours spent on it. Stony, picturesque creek bed with gorgeous blue pools in some spots. Perfect time of year to see the leaves begin to turn

7 months ago

One of my favorites!

8 months ago

Great trail. Plenty of water and views. More moderate/advanced than beginner duels to some narrow passes and climbing. Really enjoyable full day.

10 months ago

had a wonderful time except the river was pretty high so it was a little difficult to cross but the view is absolutely gorgeous

10 months ago

We started at North Chickamauga to hike all the way to the Stevenson Branch campground. I really enjoyed this hike. The North Chickamauga Creek segment is very scenic and peaceful with the creek next to you. We hiked last October, and the creek was mostly dried up, so I would make a note to check before you take dogs so that you know how much extra water to carry in. Also, while the North Chickamauga segment is correctly listed as dog friendly, the Stephenson Branch segment is NOT if your dogs are large and you are not able to carry them down ladders. Make sure that you watch signs and turn back once the North Chickamauga segment ends.

10 months ago

Okay, so we picked a bad day to go for this trail because the water was too high for us to cross the creek. Instead, we choose one of the trails that is definitely a workout and a lot of up hill! We ended up loving it though!

11 months ago

this trail was one of my favorite because it was one of the easiest to run.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Great! So beautiful

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Nice and easy hike. Beautiful creek and swimming holes but the locals tend to leave trash lying around.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Beautiful scenery and clean trails that were easy to navigate. The leaves had just begun to change and the dry creek bed was a great adventure for our 7-year old.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Nice hiking trip. Be prepared for different routes that can be taken. One of which isn't moderate. It's up and down and technical. Our group is of average health and we were fine.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

love this place.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

If you are hiking the first quarter mile then yes this is an easy hike with places to explore if you don't mind company. If you are hiking past this then it gets extremely hard and technical. This is a very difficult hike and the trail is poorly marked in areas. The hike does have some great overlooks and views but you will work for it. The trail is overgrown in areas and not fun to navigate.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I was very unhappy.. trails are poorly marked.. a lot of garbage lying around. walked awhile on trails that were heavily over grown. Ran into a group of hikers that said the trails were overgrown and they could not find how to get to the swimming holes. I ended up turning around and going back.

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