Guild Hardy Loop Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Guild Hardy Loop Trail is a 11.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chattanooga, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1617 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

The Guild-Hardy Trail runs on an old Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain Broad Guage Railroad bed that ascends the forested slopes on the east side of Lookout Mountain. The trail begins on Ochs Highway and climbs into Lookout Mountain Battlefield, where it switches back and continues by Craven's House to end at Scenic Highway. The trail passes under the Lookout Mountain Incline, by Ruby Falls and numerous markers and structures from the Civil War. More adventurous hikers may leave the Guild-Hardy Trail at Craven's Terrace and access Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park's 40+ mile trail system. The trail system is particularly beautiful in the winter, when seasonal streams for ice falls on the mountain's rocky bluffs, and in the spring, when mountain laurel, azaleas, and rhodedendron are in bloom.

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trail running
Monday, October 31, 2016

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