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Snoopers Rock Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily 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 bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,167 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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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.

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1 day ago

Hiked half of the trail in the dark waiting for sunrise (we started at the wrong end haha) Seems like it would be a nice trail near the gorge in the daylight. The overlook is near a parking area so there were quite a few people there, but it’s a great view!

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rocky
3 days ago

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scramble
12 days ago

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21 days ago

Great trail! Perfect 3hr hike for my and my GSD. 95% in the shade. Some steep switchbacks and narrow trail areas you will need to pay attention on. Overall a great experience and would highly recommend.

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bugs
24 days ago

recorded Snoopers Rock Trail

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25 days ago

Fantastic trail with good views. The end is worth it!!

recorded Snoopers Rock Trail

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27 days ago

A very pleasant hike! Trail is narrow with roots, but with spectacular views. Moderate effort.

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1 month ago

Fun trail! Heavily shaded.

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1 month ago

Very beautiful trail: first passing Indian House (amazing cave formation), and peaking with Snooper’s Rock Lookout. That part is really amazing and see how you can spend there some good time - totally worth it.

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rocky
1 month ago

Moderate seems right. Very shaded, fair amount of roots and rocks. For a lot of the trail it’s wooded on all sides, but there are good views of the river spread throughout and snoopers rock is a great payoff.

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bugs
1 month ago

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bugs
1 month ago

Hiked the trail today. The trail IS open and in good condition. It is more like 6.6 miles but the view is worth it!

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1 month ago

Great trail. Moderate is an accurate rating.

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1 month ago

Very beautiful and easy to manage hike! The end result is beyond worth it. Seeing the vastness that God put into making the Tennessee River was breathtaking! Very even terrain for the most part. It’s also VERY shaded, which helped take away some of the heat of the day! The map through this app was very easy and helpful! Follow the map and you’re good! On this app, it’s listed as 5.9 miles, but using the app, it said that going there and back was closer to 6.4. Probably not big enough of a gap, but it is just that much longer!

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rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful viewpoint... trail is a bit narrow and rocky but overall nice hike!

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rocky
1 month ago

Easy hike. Managed it solo in 3 hours. Indian House was a neat little site and the trail offers 2-3 vast views of the Tennessee River & neighbor mountains. Plenty of parking lots at different points along the trail. Makes for getting to Snoopers Rock pretty easy. But it’s worth the out & back.

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rocky
1 month ago

We arrived around 9:45 and finished around 1:10, stopping at the lookout to have a snack. The trail is easy, with a few roots and rocks to manage but our little terrier managed the trail just fine. The trail head can be confusing as there aren’t many signs, make sure you stop at the Cumberland Trail parking lot marking, where there is a kiosk and little outhouse.

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1 month ago

Great and easy trail to complete for us and our dog. Trail is somewhat narrow, but nothing to be concerned about. View from the Rock is beautiful. We actually passed up the trail head which many others did too. The parking lot will have a kiosk, some picnic tables, and an outhouse. If you’re facing the sign in sheet, the trail will be on your right across the road.

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2 months ago

Very short walk but one of the best views around. Lots of connecting trails to explore.

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rocky
3 months ago

Beautiful views and easy trail. Several water crossings that could get slippery. Trail is a bit narrow if people are coming your way in opposite direction but overall I really enjoyed this trail :)

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4 months ago

Fantastic trail - shaded, gradual elevations, views of the Mighty Tennessee. And at the very end a sweeping view off Snoopers Rock. Easy enough for my 11 year old.

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rocky
4 months ago

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rocky
5 months ago

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6 months ago

Misleading!!! There is a sign no cars allowed we hiked 1 hour until we reached another parking lot be careful

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6 months ago

Good trail for a day hike. Indian Rock house is worth a stop and the rest of the trail has a view almost the whole time. Plenty of small creek crossings. My mileage came in over 5.9, but still a very manageable day hike with a good destination. Snooper’s Rock is also accessible by a parking lot, so it might be a little busy when you get there.

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