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

Don’t get me wrong, the views from the observatory are breathtaking and definitely deserve 5/5. But there were hundreds of people there and felt like an amusement park and not the great outdoors. That’s probably me being an outdoor snob, to be fair, but if you’re a fan of nature and pure hiking I’d do this one later.

Sights were incredible! Definitely a one time stop for me. Tours are too close to each other which gives minimum space when going through the cave. Other than that, one must experience this at least one time when in Chattanooga!

Easy fun trail with great views

Tons of bugs :( nice hike for kids and dogs but the bugs are so bad

Although there was no visibility, it was a fun experience! It's a steep walk up a paved walkway. Wear layers for sure!

Great trail clean

Very nice trail, well maintained, mostly wooded. Includes a community garden. I frequently see deer on the SW section.

Nice views. Easy walking on the boardwalk to the Wolf River and back. You may see deer, blue heron, turtles, frogs, wildflowers. Majority of the walk is under tree cover, which provides nice shade during the hot summer months. Autumn views when the trees are changing are beautiful as well.

awesome and easy

The view is worth the hike!

Very good and a great 1-3 hour day

Not a bad little walk. Better than some of the other greenways in Knoxville, TN.

For what it is, this was fun. A steep walk up, but the view from the lookout is breathtaking. If it’s cloudy or foggy, wait 10 minutes, and it’ll clear.

Don’t go at lunchtime, as we found out it was a great place to picnic. Cleared out by the time we were down at 2:00.

The road to Clingman's Dome is just off SR-441, which is the Gatlinburg bypass. It is a long and beautiful road through the Smoky Mountains but there are no gas stations so fuel up in Pigeon Forge (southbound) or Cherokee (northbound) as the mountains will drink your fuel. The parking lot is large and paved and affords great views without getting out of the car. The paved trail to the top is a steep half mile that levels near the top where there is a short trail over to the Appalachian Trail. At this point you can walk the AT in both Tennessee and North Carolina as the trail hugs the border. the tower provides a 360 degree view of the Smoky Mountains with views reaching from 20 miles to 100 miles depending upon visibility.

Nice walk along river.

Fun for hiking or biking all year long.

trail running
11 days ago

Fantastic place for any type of run; long, speed, or easy. This place can’t be beat! Start at the dam for pancake flat miles. Out and back up to 12 miles total with no elevation gain. For more of a challenge (and beautiful river views), start downtown and incorporate the bridges into your run.

A little bit of a bummer because the tower was closed, but it was beautiful out there and the kids enjoyed it. There were some offshoot trails we explored which was fun too.

walking
21 days ago

Very scenic. Enjoyed the walk through the grove while the cicadas sang and dragonflies danced around us.

wonderful trails! my kids and dogs loved it! easy access!

We parked at Baker Bluff, checked out the overlook and got on the trail to Jackson Falls. It was a good little hike (15 - 20 minutes maybe), but the waterfall was more of a trickle than a beautiful cascade. It’s probably really awesome in the Spring and anytime when there’s been a day or two of rain.

It wasn’t too crowded when we were there. There were some families with young kids and dogs and they all seemed to be having a great time splashing around.

Excellent easy hike. Perfect for families with kids and dogs.

24 days ago

Please update the address! If you put Gateway Island in your GPS, you'll find the small parking lot tucked away in the back. These directions will take you to another trail altogether.

This trail is paved and extremely easy and kid-friendly. There's a short version and a longer version. Good for a quick walk or jog to get in your necessary vitamin D for the day!

As an easy - 0.5 miles from the parking, it is alright. It isn't much detour from the main road neither, but it can get crowded. Do if you are planning to go in the area, otherwise I think there is nicer places to see

Hobo camp setup right when you go down under bridge. Garbage everywhere . Also more back alley then nature . Good for bikes I suppose

Enjoyed the walk with the family. It's well traveled and easily marked. The uphill climb was a surprise but I probably should have done more research on it. The family had a good time looking out over the mountains and, even with the fogged-in views, weren't disappointed in the least.

Couldn’t go up to the observation deck due to renovations but pretty Hike up. Found a trail that connected to forney trail. Nice hike.

on Sterchi Hill Park Loop

1 month ago

Nice paved greenway. Nothing special, but never crowded and everyone is friendly.

beautiful hike up. No views at the top due to clouds, but a great time with the family getting there. Views at the parking lot were perfect.

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