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Suck Creek Road to Mushroom Rock is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chattanooga, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 1,210 ft Route type Out & Back

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Kid friendly

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Kaitlyn Springer
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Hiking

I cannot speak to the quality of the trail. It looks lovely. However, I unfortunately was not able to find the trailhead using the coordinates given for the Suck Creek access to Mushroom Rock on this app. After passing the coordinates while using Google Maps to navigate without any sight of a trailhead, we traveled further along but never found it. Later, I researched online and found a RootsRated.com post about this trail that states ”In order to access, park above the trail crossing sign on Suck Creek Road. Hop over the guardrail, cross a small bridge, and then begin a rather brutal climb out of your first gorge. It's not switchbacked, it's steep, it's technical, and you may need to walk a little.” Beware of this technicality, especially if you do not wish to park on a narrow shoulder. I believe there is another access to this trail in the town of Signal Mountain that may have a clearly marked trailhead and parking space. Was disappointed but ended up hiking at Ritchie Hollow Trail about 15 minutes away and had fun! Best of luck, and happy trails!

Hope richardson
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HikingBridge outBugsOver grown

Me and my 56 y/o old dad took on this trail today. It was not a bad trail, but difficult in some areas. Steep inclines and rocky pathways and LOTS of picture opportunities. The trail is gorgeous through and through. BRING BUG SPRAY!! Lots of guys tend to want to stick around you the sweatier you get. Some paths are over grown so watch for poison plans. Bring plenty of water as well for you’ll need it! You will need to park above or below the trail in a little pull off point 1.4 miles from the trail head. It’s on the side of the road to the right. Some wooden stairs to the left locate the start of the trail

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Clay Gill
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HikingBridge outBugs

My wife and I loved this trail! The beginning has a pretty steep ascent on mossy rock, but after that it’s pretty smooth sailing for a moderate hike. Lots of mosquitoes, so lather up! The bridge is definitely washed out at the beginning, but when the water is low, it’s an easy cross over very stable rocks. You’ll need to park about 1/4 mile uphill from the trailhead. Walking down to the trailhead can be a bit challenging with heavy traffic on the road. Worth all of the beginning inconveniences for such a pretty hike!

Michael Wronski
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HikingBridge out

Had to park about quarter mile before the trail. The shoulder is erroded and most vehicles will bottom out trying to Park near the stairs. Bridge is out but easy to scramble to cross the creek without getting wet. Probably not so easy after heavy rain.

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Jackie Cavicchio
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HikingBridge out

Great trail! The suspension bridge was really cool if not a little daunting. I would not get on that bridge with 19 other people even though the limit is 20. The trail leading from the bridge to Mushroom Rock is not labeled and is the one to the right as you are coming off the suspension bridge, not the one the follows the creek. As others have mentioned the trail head is difficult to find. Park uphill to the wooden stairs on the road side and walk down hill about half a football field length and the trail head is on the other side of the road down the hill and across the creek. Also as others have mentioned the bridge to cross the creek is out but it is possible to cross on the rocks, however may not be suitable for everyone. The trail does have challenging parts with some fairly steep rocky ways and many switchbacks and hills but we enjoyed the hike. We took our time and kept a nice steady slower pace stopping at the suspension bridge and Mushroom to take pictures and have some water and the entire hike in and out took 3 hours. It is shaded most of the way.

Jamie Montreuil
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Hiking

This trail was fun and adventurous! Parking and finding the trail was a bit of a challenge as well as crossing the creek with a dog. This hike has a good amount of inclines and the terrain changes often so you never get bored. I would highly recommend this trail of you are looking for a shorter hike but with a challenge.

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Katie Murphy
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HikingBridge outRocky

What a success and feeling of accomplishment- completing 2.8 miles of out/back. We made it over the suspension bridge! We are novice hikers and this trail was challenging, but we survived. It began with clinging to boulders to make it over a white water rapid. It was my husband, 20 year old daughter, dog, and I... but we made it successfully. After the river, the hike was beautiful and therapeutic. Our goal was achieved - to hike to the suspension bridge and it was beautiful. On the other side of the bridge, we were greeted by the friendliest natives of Chattanooga. Like someone said previously in a review, the way back was breeze and much quicker. Some suggestions: wear great hiking shoes/boots, bring water, be prepared for slick spots on the trail, and have a positive attitude- it’s a great hike!!! We are sleeping well tonight.

Erin Bacon
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Bridge out

Awesome hike! Trailhead is across the street below the wooden stairs (they're on your left going up as is parking). Bridge is out completely, rock hopping is possible without getting wet as long as it hasn't been raining. Suspension bridge view is beautiful and the incline up to mushroom rock is fun. Rock crossing would definitely be hard for small kids.

Abby Wallace
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Hiking

Bridge is washed out at the start & you go across the rocks and feet a bit wet in the creek. I’d like to go again in hiking sandals & get in the water at the big bridge as well!

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Marissa McParland
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HikingBridge outRocky

I’ve been wanting to do this trail for a while. Overall, I love this trail! Finding the trail head wasn’t too hard (it is on the side of the river) and the mileage and elevation was a great day hike! Just a note that the first bridge is out. There is a rock crossing, but I would be weary for going on days after heavy rain.

Ian Houser
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HikingBridge out

The first bridge at Suck Creek Road is out so dogs and small children may have difficulty on the rocks. Otherwise great trail!

Sheau-Fei H.
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Hiking

We couldn't find place to park near the trailhead. Maybe we were wrong.

Devin McCullough
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Riley Grisham
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Washed out

I really loved this trail. It was fairly washed out, but most trails are at the moment due to the intense rain recently. Do prepare for a somewhat intense incline up both the ridges, but I think the beauty of the area makes it well worth it.

Lisa Parris
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Beautiful hike, first leg from Suck Creek is pretty elevated but not bad. Nice trail along the top then down to a beautiful creek with suspension bridge. Absolutely loved it here. The hike up to the rock is gorgeous but lots of switchbacks. Definitely will do it again, but will come in from the Signal Mtn side

Benny Bradford
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Hiking

Good day

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Clinton Norwood
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Hiking

There's limited parking on the side of the road. There's probably enough space for 5 cars but there's also spots to park below and above the trailhead. The trail immediately starts with an incline. After about half a mile it levels out until you wind down the mountain to the bridge. The bridge is shaky and the wood underneath feels soft in places. Once you cross the bridge it's another climb up to mushroom rock. The trail is not difficult just be prepared for the switchbacks. Besides the bridge and mushroom rock it's just a walk through the woods. I would skip this trail for better ones in the area.

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Zackery Reupert
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Wilbourne Markham
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Hiking

Excellent hike through remote section of CT. Large suspension bridge a treat and bigger than pictures depict. A bit of a quick climb to Mushroom Rock then - Boom - there it is. Very nice escarpment hiking once to MR along CT. This is a moderately used and well maintained trail. Suggest Ubering to trailhead from Signal Mountain HS, located a mile past MR. Over the years friends/family have been broken into along State 27. A shame but reality.

Allison Allen
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A fun hike to keep you active for a few hours! A little overgrown at places and definitely rocky and steep, so wear hiking boots. But overall it was very nice! Very shaded too so that was nice for the summer heat. We went over two bridges, saw the super deep hole, and went to mushroom rock before we turned around. About 4 miles round trip.

Victoria Grace Padilla
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Michael Klyachman
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Hiking

Great trail! the beginning is a little poorly marked, but it's not hard to find your way back onto the trail. overall super great!

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