Shackleford Ridge State Park to Cumberland Trail

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Shackleford Ridge State Park to Cumberland Trail is a 14.5 mile out and back trail located near Chattanooga, Tennessee that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3969 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

The trail goes out to Indian Rockhouse and back. Begin at Shackleford Ridge State Park near Signal Mountain High School and make your way to Mushroom Rock. From Mushroom Rock pick up the white blazes of the Cumberland trail as the trail descends into Suck Creek Gorge. The trail crosses North and South Suck Creeks and Suck Creek Road before entering Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area. End at Indian Rockhouse and head back the direction you came from.

backpacking
3 months ago

My son and I hiked this trail from Snoopers Rock to Rainbow lake. Camping at Poplar Springs on the way. Very good trail, well marked, beautiful forests with little undergrowth. Nice section of the Cumberland trail.