Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary Loop [CLOSED]

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Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary

Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary Loop [CLOSED] is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chattanooga, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length2.9 miElevation gain144 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingWalkingRiverWildlifeClosedFee
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There is $12 fee to walk/hike through the Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary. Hikers report that the bridge and most of the trail is unmaintained.

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Reviews (14)
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Recordings (13)
Completed (20)
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Victor Steen
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Hiking

Great fall hike

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Jason Reiling
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Scenic driving

Only half of the trail is accessible because the bridge has not been maintained and the “wet crossing” is a waist high ford through dirty river. Not safe as it stands today. I don’t write many 1 star reviews but attempted 3 trails here and completed none of them. I have, at this point, over 500 individual trails verified and this place contains the 3 worst, most poorly maintained, trails I have ever been on. Bonus is they charged us $12. We would have been better off throwing the money out the window and saving the time On the positive side, it is a certified arboretum, so if plants are your thing you might get some value. If hiking is your thing, avoid it.

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Matthew Carr
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Grace Odell
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Hiking

Even though this place has a $6 charge per adult it’s foraging aspects are worth it to me. If you do not forage flowers or mushrooms these trails would not interest you.

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Mitchell Beckman
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Meredith Rogers
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Fee

Fair warning: they charge you 6 bucks per adult just to walk this trail. I wouldn't waste my time. I'm not paying to walk around in nature when I can do that for free literally everywhere else.

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Alex Martinez
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WalkingFee
First to Review

Nice trails. Well kept.

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Victor Steen
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Victor Steen
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Jason J
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tara horvath
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Scott Cavanaugh
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Walking
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Matt Malto
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Hiking
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Erik Grabowski
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