Looking for a great trail near Chattanooga, Tennessee? AllTrails has 41 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Montague Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 19 easy trails in Chattanooga ranging from 1.1 to 13.5 miles and from 659 to 1,988 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
muddy
scramble
4 days ago

Riverwalk to Stringers.

No markers. Enjoyable hike

walking
bugs
8 days ago

Good easy walking or running. Wear bug spray!

Narrow but well maintained.. not much room for hikers to let bikers pass.

easy? no, this is a moderate to difficult. beautiful water features, well marked, great hike. not easy though!

It’s a fun hike that offers just enough challenge in that short of a stroll. Fun hike for anyone looking at killing an hour out in the woods.

hiking
19 days ago

We did this fun hike with our three kids (10, 8 and 6) and dog (German Shepherd) and it was great. It’s true what the other reviews say...you kind of have to find your own way up the rocks to the falls...but we found it fun and an adventure. We had to help each other some (especially the dog). We hiked in shoes but took sandals in the backpack and some of us changed shoes so we could hike through the water at the top. Almost didn’t do this one based on the other reviews but I’m glad we did!

Well it’s not 9.6 miles like the app says. And I wouldn’t recommend going counter-clockwise- it is all uphill on the backside when you are already tired. Trail is nice in most places and the overlooks are awesome.

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful view, but “Trail” is an overstatement! Rock-hopping across the path of your choice is a bit more accurate. No markings, and several times we stopped to see people returning to figure out a path. Once we stopped, perplexed, and asked a teen if he knew the way, who responded, “Up...?”

trail running
20 days ago

Great trail with lots of connecting options to tack on more miles if desired.

good quick hike

hiking
bugs
over grown
22 days ago

mountain biking
22 days ago

Good only malice

I’ve hiked most of the trails here. Some were blocked by debris. The main trailhead is now closed due to a mud slide. Not a bad place to hike but not my favorite in the area.

The trail itself isn’t difficult/hard, but it is definitely long. Great views along the bluff trail portion of the trail. I passed by several people rock climbing coming back towards Cravens House. I ran into only a few people along the trail and otherwise was alone. I hiked it at a moderate pace and completed in 4 hours. Lots of bugs and a snake passed along the trail in front of me! Overall enjoyable, relaxing, and a good workout.

We backpacked a 2-nighter here, hiked counter-clockwise. Great trail with all the elements: dense forest, multiple stream crossings at nice water refill intervals, ups and downs and flat parts, incredible overlook at Snoopers Rock of the TN River, a great campsite by the stream called Hemlock Branch Camp at the halfway point (4.8 miles) with three separate tent camp areas. Only downsides are that there is some occasional vehicle noise from the ATV roads that cut thru, and Game Reserve Rd for cars too actually bisects the entire loop so we ended up hiking back to the start (from a makeshift campsite just prior to Hemlock Branch) on day two, and then driving right back to Hemlock Branch to camp at the nice site. Lots of ticks, but it’s easy to flick them off before they latch - prob did that about 15 times total. Very little foot traffic so a nice quiet hike.

I would rate this a moderate trail as other hikers have said (elevation, a bit overgrown but not bad, creek crossings, fallen trees, some rock scramble near the falls), but it was gorgeous the entire way through. Elevation gain in the beginning that pays off and is a nice coast when you start the trail back. The waterfall is gorgeous and definitely one of my favorites in the area. Would hike again!

It’s nature. It’s a mountain I can run

off road driving
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Great trail with a few steep elevations and a few creek crossings. Only had to put it in 4WD a few times in my lifted Wrangler.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Obviously an old logging road. It’s a one lane road. Impossible to get lost. Lots of short grades. Small lake, deep woods, nice views. The trail actually ends and loops back before the river is visible. Actually should be rated moderate accordingly to my rating calculator. 5.7 miles with 501’ elevation gain.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Power hour.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

easy but tons of spiders.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorites! Ignore the one star reviews re: landslide/closed trail and simply drive down Spear St where it dead ends. Can’t miss it. Parking lot, bathrooms, and trailhead there. Starts with Hill St trail, gentle uphill to the fork of Double J trail and the Strut. If you want the Alta Vista overlook, take Strut a short distance to where they connect. Bonus points: everything smells like honeysuckle this week!

Favorite trail in the Nooga.

Hiked from Point Park to Sunset Rock. I had someone waiting for me, or I would have been tempted to keep walking! Beautiful trail!

Trail is amazing, very well marked. Only got off the trail once, unwanted. Still don't know how, or where. We went back up the trail couldn't figure out how or where. We went clock wise. However I would have went counter if I knew how rough mile 8 to 8.8 was. 2 or 3 rock gardens that become highly technical, but the trees are very well marked in this area. one point you have to walk up a 4 wheeler road but they have a sign for the trail. Had a blast, trail is very easy overall.

DO NOT do this without the offline map. There are connecting trails and few of any markers. Nice hike. Good views. Trail is dirt with some occasional rock and roots to trip on

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

The view from the snooping rock is really great! I actually started there and then hiked to Indian rock house and back. The trail was a bit overgrown in parts, but I bet a few weeks earlier when the leaves where still thinner there would have been more views of the river to make it better. The road down to the trailhead right at Snoopers rock is pretty rough tho. Very dusty and rough gravel, so next time I would not take my car down that last stretch.

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