Explore the most popular trails near Chickamauga with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Chickamauga, Georgia Map
2 days ago

nice little trail took my kids and dog beautiful views

Nice and secluded with a beautiful waterfall at the end!

2 months ago

the directions led us to the Pigeon Mountain grill. very confusing.

I love the boardwalk!!! Easy hike. The waterfalls were beautiful!!

What a nice little hike. Only about a mile but the waterfall at the end is outstanding.

lovely wildflowers and other bonuses for the explorer...

Absolutely love this trail! We went Saturday 4/21... reading the other reviews I thought there would be a lot more flowers then there were. I would wait another week or two and it should be fully bloomed... but still beautiful! The best time to go is early am when the birds are waking. I love watching the sun rise through the canopy. Whole trail is well covered all the way back to the falls. Which we’re running quite well. Took a 4 year old and she did good, still learning to watch where she’s placing her feet so a few spills but nothing major.

This is one of the lovelier hikes I have taken in a while! It seems spring may be the time to go; I could still see great views and the wildflowers were spectacular! I passed only one other person and had the entire trail to myself after that. To some reviewers' points, the trail is rugged, but even in my sandals, I had little trouble navigating it. The weather was a perfect 80 degrees and very windy (some of the larger snags were a bit nerve-racking)! The trail intersects with white and then orange and I got off track at that point, but I realized it pretty quick and backtracked. My hike was closer to 11 miles because of this, but I still enjoyed the flowers, the waterfalls, the rocks and snakes. Just beautiful.

Visited 4/11/2018. Stunning! Abundance of wildflowers, especially white trillium, phlox, bottlebrush, Virginia bluebells, celadine poppy, purple phacelia. Absolutely beautiful and so peaceful. At the end of the boardwalk, you may take the trail to the twin waterfall.

This loop is 10 miles, not 9. Recommend hiking in clockwise direction. Difficult footing in several stretches. Very rutted along the top for 2-3 miles from a bulldozer, I presume. Great view of McLemore Cove from the top. Not a trail I'd hike in the summer. Too much overgrowth. Views would be obscured except in winter. Many fallen trees. But well marked with blue blazes. It's been on my to-hike list for quite some time. Glad I did it, but doubt I'll return any time soon.

Hiked 11/4/17: Good trail. Pretty easy out and back. The water was very low, so not much of a waterfall but it was also fun to walk right up to the falls and explore the cave behind it. Fun for my puppy!

trail running
9 months ago

I agree that it's probably best to run this trail during the winter. It's not a trail that is properly maintained, it had a Lot of trees down. It was easy to see the blue trail markings though so I didn't get lost. You have to have a license to fish or hunt or a Lands Pass to park on the property so know that before you make the trip out. It's very technical for running but I had a great time. I didn't get to do the whole loop so I will be going back. I will probably bring a friend next time because you are very secluded on this trail.

10 months ago

Recommend for winter only. Overgrown bushwacking on logging roads and streambeds. Mediocre views. You're better off doing the wildflower loop and hiking up the first quarter mile of pocket loop to see the waterfall.

very kid friendly trail that leads to a falls you can go in. It was very relaxing.

Very short trail but very easy and well maintained

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This trail is short to say the least,but to say the scenery is spectacular is an understatement. perfect trail for kids, lots of plants and animals for them to see. the walk is a little slick after a rain when the boardwalk ends. pure beauty.

God's garden. lush and beautiful on this early April day. so many natural flowers. overwhelms my soul!

takes your stress away...

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great day for hiking mid 70's. Me and Millie dog knocked it out today in 3 hours

most fabulous trail in the rainy season this waterfall is just amazing and very unique! keep in mind it is a seasonal fall.

4 stars for one of the most unique waterfalls I've ever seen! There are huge walkthroughs, almost cave like. Pictures don't do it justice... enormous! (I'll post a pic with my friend which will hopefully give some scale.) A really nice, peaceful hike! Pretty flowers too!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

I enjoyed this trail The entire route took about 5 hours. But we weren't in any hurry. Just enough elevation to be a little challenging with plenty to see. I would definitely do this north to south

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hard to find. From intersection of 193 & Hog Jowl Rd drive about 2 1/2 miles south until you see Andrews Ln on your right. You want the next road to the left, but it"s hard to see and the road sign was down in mid February 2017. It's about 0.1 mile from Andrews Ln and changes from pavement to gravel to dirt with one shallow creek crossing. It's mostly one car width so watch & listen for cars coming the other way. Plenty of parking at the end (about one mile).

Saturday, January 07, 2017

This trail was definitely tough but the views are worth it. Definitely bring your own water.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Even though it barely had any water running it was beautiful. I will be back once we are out of a drought.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Hiked this with my 9 year old son. The boardwalk is nice, but only runs 1/10 of a mile or so. After that, there is a decent trail, but when it's wet, expect quite a few slips and falls. The waterfall at the end of the trail is cool, but with little kids, you're going to have to work to get there.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

My family and I have hiked this several times. I have to agree with some of the other reviews, the best part is the beginning of the trail, heading up to the designated campsite. Large field for a picnic and the kids to run around in, but the rest of the trail is just so-so. Several unsafe spots for young ones. Great view over the falls, if you don't mind getting up right to the edge.

nature trips
Friday, June 21, 2013

I tried accessing the trail and found the road to be way too difficult and steep and absolutely treacherous for my VW Jetta even though I'm a crazy driver. pretty much only accessible via truck or jeep. Nice scenery though on the way is why i gave it 3 stars.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I did this trail because it was close to home. It's not worth traveling to see. It's a good hike but nothing special.

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