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

25 days ago

Tons of shade! May get a little crowded in the summer because of the tourist location.

This was my first hiking experience in years, and I truly enjoyed it! I have bad knees, but I was still able to navigate well. The view was beautiful! We will be back here again, but later in the day to see the actual sunset.

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1 month ago

Love the trail but I ran over a black snake and don’t know if I’m going back

Good for a quick trail run if you’re looking for a smooth surface, non technical, with some good ups and downs. No stream crossings. 4 mile loop makes for a nice run if you’re an out of town traveler, close to down town. Good trailhead with maps at various locations out on the trail.

on Bluff Trail

2 months ago

first time on this trail. Very nice view of the valley and skyline. Trail is pretty easy. Started and finished at Sunset Rock. Access to SR is a bit more tough with lots of stone steps to be aware of footing.

2 months ago

Right IN Chattanooga, which is hard to find in many cities, this trail goes around the mountain and is very pretty. We did the full 9 miles but the best part was a very quick and steep hike up to Sunset Rock, directly up the hill with clear marked signs. If I did hikes multiple times, I would do it again for sure. Enjoy!

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2 months ago

I’m new to mountain biking but I found this trail to be a lot of fun. Suck Creek Cycle recommended it as a good beginners trail at that it is. It’s not too technically challenging and allows you to really feel what a fast flow track is like. I enjoyed it so much I did it three times back to back, that was about all I could handle physically but it sure was fun.

Not my cup of tea. Seems like a great trail if you can’t drive out of the city and explore.

The terrain was verified with hills and dips and some fallen trees to cross. There are some old remains of stone cottages that are neat as well.

4 months ago

AWESOME TRAIL! Lots of variety. Beware of long stretches of ice in the winter

Fun trail. Not entirely well marker

4 months ago

Nice quick trail. Pretty views of Chattanooga. The bottom portion is good for running.

hills are fun :)

Gorgeous views for the majority of the hike. At the fork stay left to continue on to Sunset Rock. 3mi round trip is accurate. Steep in some places - definitely wouldn’t take this route without decent shoes, kind of slick in some spots.

Tree down at Hill City near marker "5".
Seems a lot of confusion about trail directions. Caught up to one walking the same direction as me, met two separate runners coming the other direction.

Great 11 mile hike with awesome views.

Easy hike with pretty lake views. Thev pier at sunset is a must see.

Never found the trail head. Directions Took me to Nikki's Restaurant.

awesome set of trails but can be very crowded with bikers later in the day

Was a nice brisk walk so close to home how could I not love it?

Take some water. Lots of ups and downs.

We did this hike with our kids (18 months, 4 and 5 yrs. we carried the 18 month old but the other two were able to enjoy the trail. We did the strut trail. Trail was nicely market, clean bathrooms and adequate parking at the trailhead. The foliage was thick so we didn't get the views we were hoping to see. Might be a good spring hike. A little bit of climb in to beginning but flattened out at the top for the loop. It was a good morning hike before the aquarium opened.

BEWARE My car was vandalized in the middle of the day. I was parked in the main parking lot. They stole my purse. I had hidden it in the back of my SUV and they busted my back window out. This was an experienced thief. Within minutes they were using my credit cards. The police told us that earlier in the day while a woman was changing her clothes in the back seat of her car (tinted windows) her window was busted. They didn't see her in the car.
A great location to hike, ride bikes, nice clean trails but don't leave anything in your car!

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10 months ago

A more advance biking trail. Some very narrow places. Trail not marked or kept up very well.

Went in early spring so the scenery was not good but there were interesting old house remnants to explore. Kind of strange when you realize your in people's back yard at one point. Overall easy and enjoyable hike.

11 months ago


Live right behind it and walk it often. Great for beginners or those looking to just get out if the city but still be in the city. keep your eyes and ears open for others.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

It was a good hike, definitely gave me a workout! Got a little confused with the trail directions, but once we found our way it was a nice hike!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Good trail for beginners like myself.

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