Explore the most popular walking 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.

hiking
2 days ago

Best view of a hike we have done. Pictures don’t do it justice.

What part of Stringers Ridge Trail can I enter near 1131 Stringers Ridge Rd “The Pinnacle”

I also accidently did this trail. It's difficult to navigate due to bad and broke signs. Lots of steep, rocky terrain. Not a trail for beginners. As usual, the area under power transmission lines is not maintained, so be careful through there. Would not recommend. This trail shook our confidence as it took way too long, so we were out there well past dark. Bring plenty of water and a good flashlight. Watch for spiders.

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can map all my Kayak trips

16 days ago

Perfect trail for a lunchtime power hike!!

Biked this trail. A little hilly but not too difficult even with a 9 and 11 yr old

trail running
1 month ago

There are no mountain bikes allowed on this trail (there's another mountain bike trail at the park) so I don't know what the bikers are talking about, or they've reviewed the wrong trail. Same with the pier. It's not on this trail. I ran the route pictured. Ran the outer loop and inner loop 2. Horrible. Poorly maintained. MANY felled trees. I mean almost impossible to traverse in some areas. Lots of litter. Broken glass, beer cans, food bags. I think I may be the first human to have run this thing this year. Spiders galore. Covered in them. Knocked down about a hundred webs. Poorly marked signage and very narrow. Water is pretty though. 63rd fastest trail 10k I ever did, so don't come here if you're looking for speed.

Well maintained pedestrian path. Multiple access points for a variety of lengths you want to go. Just a few ups/downs, relatively flat.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail has ZERO markings at all. And make sure you watch for wasp nests under rocks!

hiking
1 month ago

I loved this hike! There’s a parking lot on the right side
Of the road by the CT sign. There’s a single wooden portapotty there also if you need. The trailhead is on the left. Go to Indian Rockhouse and end up at Snoopers. It’s a fantastic hike and that view never gets old! Best sunrise in Chatta❤️

Beautiful river view beside a paved path.

road biking
1 month ago

nice park , very crowed, but good place to take a break while riding

nice segment of this longer greenway trail with nice views of the river

I absolutely loved this hike. It was a kick tail cardio workout on the uphill part. The rock formations are insane. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful area.

Ride the incline up, then bike down. It's so much fun. Take a left once you get off the incline, then bike about a mile on the road until you pick up the trail, which will be on your left. Follow signs. When you get to a fork in the trail, go right. Cross the main road into Ruby Falls overflow parking, and continue down the trail. Once you hit another paved road, turn left, and then left again at the stop sign. You will see the Incline parking lot on your left. Takes about an hour, and is 95% down hill. Kids should probably be 10+. Have fun!

One of my favorites in Chattanooga.

nature trips
1 month ago

One of my all time favorite spots! Highly recommend

Been today. Great trail. Has some jogging parts but also some steep parts as well. Very interesting

DANGER! ZERO TRAIL MAINTENANCE on Mountain Beautiful Trail!
At this time 08/17/18 we strongly suggest you avoid Mountain Beautiful Trail, this hazard filled trail presented us with grown over trails with waist high ground cover, (much of it "leaves of three") making each of our steps hazardous and onto unseen thus unknown ground. There were multiple downed trees and choking vines forcing bent over tight squeezes or clambers over downed trees, staying ever aware of the potential for snakes below the downed trees.
We can confidently state that the Mountain Beautiful Trail was the WORST maintained National Parks trail we have EVER experienced.
By the time we finished our legs were red and itching, we were covered in spiders webs and brushing off spiders (freaking Maxine out) and we were just so pissed off at the trails condition that we seriously contemplated walking up the busy Scenic Highway to return to our car parked at Cravens House.
Luckily the Hardy Trail paralleled the road, this unimpressive trail follows the Hydro Pylons, but we were some thankful that it was wide and clear.
I have written a letter to the Park Superintendent, I trust he/she would want to take immediate action, but who knows???
Just be warned!

Soooo gorgeous. A little bit of a make your own trail type hike. Amazing waterfall and lots to explore and climb on!

Did not plan accordingly. Signage wasn't the best and did not know where we were going. However they are worn paths so we didn't necessarily get lost just turned around. Views were spectacular!!

hiking
2 months ago

Everything is great on this trail. Except for few dogs off the leash.

Ended up doing this trail accidentally. Very difficult, but we managed to plow thru it. 11 miles of hard hiking. Not a lot of signage throughout the hike.

2 months ago

Love this park! It connects to the larger Coolidge Park and has picnic tables in the shade; easily maneuvered on foot or bicycle with mostly wide sidewalks and asphalt pathways. I walk my pup here a few times weekly. Very relaxing to meander around and enjoy a little of the artwork. Also has a Chattanooga Bike Station onsite.

Well marked, easy trail! We went last weekend. There was rain in the forecast, so there was hardly anyone else on the trail. It eventually rained on us, but we took shelter in the little museum near the top. Views were amazing once the clouds faded.

trail running
2 months ago

Great after work 30-40 min trail run with my pup! One of my favorites. Has mountain bikers so if you’re bringing a dog, weekdays may be better with fewer bikers as some of the sections are narrow. Great elevation gain for a solid workout and awesome views from some of the high points, esp in the fall. Convenient parking area as well.

hiking
2 months ago

Went for a Sunday evening dog walk/hike. Quiet area, beautiful bird songs, only passed two other people on the trail. Several hours after a rain and the mud wasn’t bad. The puddly areas were raised on planks. Two places where trees were downed were tricky to get through but otherwise enjoyable. The pup got totally muddy but loved it. The pine straw covered much of the trail so it was navigable in just Chacos. It also looked recently cut back in large parts so brush was in check.
The mosquitoes were vicious though! Definitely wear long sleeves!

2 months ago

The bottom half of the loop is really well maintained, however we missed the turn on to Mountain Beautiful Trail because it’s so overgrown you could hardly tell there was a trail there at all. We decided to skip it altogether since we weren’t dressed to trek through the chest height, dense underbrush. Kind of disappointed. It would probably be a good short hike during the fall, but not so much during the summer.

Nice hike. I did the full loop a few evenings ago. The buff trails part was my favorite with a few rock sections. (Nothing difficult but makes it more interesting). Sunset rock was very nice. It was about 92 so I sweated a lot but not bad since it is in the shade. I didn’t like the rifle pits section on the way back- way too much poison ivy and overgrowth. If your sensitive or with kids (my younger kids wouldn’t have the patience to avoid the ivy), I would recommend an out and back instead of the loop. Took me 2 hours that is including 30 minutes at sunset rock and an extra 20 minutes going slow to maneuver around the poison ivy. I liked parking at Cravens House. History on the battlefield and a nice large rock to climb on.

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