Hardy Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chattanooga, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. 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.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

over grown

rocky

3 months ago

The bottom half of the loop is really well maintained, however we missed the turn on to Mountain Beautiful Trail because it’s so overgrown you could hardly tell there was a trail there at all. We decided to skip it altogether since we weren’t dressed to trek through the chest height, dense underbrush. Kind of disappointed. It would probably be a good short hike during the fall, but not so much during the summer.

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9 months ago

Nice quick trail. Pretty views of Chattanooga. The bottom portion is good for running.

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Beautiful trail, I really enjoyed it. However, there are hardly any trail markers or signs to keep you on the Hardy trail. I had to ask around to find the trailhead and missed a turn along the trail which led me far from Hardy trail. There's a V in the trail about a mile or so in, and you need to take a right. There are no signs at that split, but left is definitely not Hardy. Otherwise, very nice trail and very peaceful.

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

First third is on a rocky vehicle-wide trail. Last 2/3 is one person-wide, mostly dirt trail.
Get to pass under the Incline railway track twice (second is only feet from the train itself).

Friday, December 26, 2014

There are four entries to this trail. I enjoy running this trail because it is wide and kept nice year round. great parking off of Ruby Falls parking lot.

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10 months ago

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Monday, January 21, 2013