Snoopers Rock Trail

MODERATE 113 reviews

Snoopers Rock Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chattanooga, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.9 miles
1167 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


This trail follows the Cumberland Trail in Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area just outside of Chattanooga, TN. The trail is mostly shaded taking you along a route following the natural terrain features from Indian Rockhouse to Snooper's Rock with a couple of small water crossings and numerous rock formations. At Snooper's Rock, you will be treated to one of the best views of the Tennessee River Gorge. This is a peaceful walk in the woods with a few short climbs.

1 day ago

we loved it! we were also the only ones there!

6 days ago

Great afternoon hike and what a view at Snooper’s Rock at the end! Brought my dog along and we had such a great time. Would recommend highly

1 month ago

easy hike to an awesome overlook.

4 months ago


4 months ago

Nice short hike, color splotches on trees make trail-finding easier

4 months ago

Really pretty.

4 months ago

Well, very disappointed. I planned on doing a 13 mile hike called Signal Point. The coordinates AllTrails gave me, brought me to an Amish village. So I kept going to the different coordinates till I gave up and went to Snoopers Rock. I did 7.6 miles. Mostly boring for me, but the snoopers rock at the end made it worth it. — at Snoopers Rock.

6 months ago

Breathtaking view

7 months ago

Great all around trail. A lot of elevation change which challenges some of the time and relieves others. Beautiful wooded scenery and views of the river the entire hike. Make sure to make the hard right uphill near the "x" branches blocking the trail. Perfect 3-5 hour hike. Once you get to the rock, you cannot be disappointed.

7 months ago

Great hike today. We'll worth hiking the three miles instead of driving to the top.

7 months ago

Love this place. Go during the week when there's no other peeps to distract your view;)!

8 months ago

We literally drove our car to Snoopers Rock. We were so pissed. The trail was not maintained and it reminded us of walking in the woods at our hunting camp in Mississippi. Go somewhere else. We went to Tremont Tavern afterwards and ate an excellent burger and helped us forget about the awful experience at Snoopers Rock.

9 months ago

Stunning views

9 months ago

Great trail with beautiful views. We definitely will do again.

9 months ago

Great trail! The views are well worth it.

10 months ago

fun day hike

10 months ago

sick hike

10 months ago

Great trail for one of our first hikes. Definitely challenging but doable. The views at snoopers rock are pretty incredible.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Fantastic day hike. Beautiful views both at journeys end and all along the way. Trail was marked well.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Loved it.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Great trail, better views, but caution doing the loop this time of year. The Mullins trail has several downed trees and water is swift.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Vistas are spectacular and this is a well marked trail. Not much traffic

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Awesome trail! It is so well marked, which is really helpful during fall/winter, as the trail can become unclear due to leaves. The view is one of a kind.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Great trail with multiple beautiful overlooks of the river!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Parked at Cumberland trail parking lot. Trail head is accross the street. once at the indian rock village .7 miles away, go towards the right. Its not marked but that is the continuation of Snoopers trail. Great moderate trail. Well marked once on the trail. No water features as of mid october so mostly trees with autumn colors. Acouple of viewing spots along the way. Good place to meditate. Light traffic on a friday. There is hunting allowed so be weary of the dates. Not sure if hiking and hunting are allowed at the same time.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Snoopers rock has a panoramic view that is a must see. Great for nature walking, bring your dogs, pack a lunch bc you will want to hangout for awhile. Be very careful and watchful if you bring your little kids.
Thank you Chattanooga, TN.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Beautiful scenery with a breathtaking view

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Little bit of a drive down the gravel road in prentice cooper park but a short walk down road to trail head which wasn't hard and a good view.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great Hike on awesome day. Out and back to snoopers w Hannah!! Great view!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Beautiful view!

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