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Best trails in Chattanooga

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Looking for a great trail near Chattanooga, Tennessee? AllTrails has 49 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 around Cloudland Canyon State Park or Cumberland Trail State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park or Big Soddy Gulf Creek. Ready for some activity? There are 24 moderate trails in Chattanooga ranging from 1.5 to 26.8 miles and from 643 to 2,112 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Chattanooga
Top trails (49)
#1 - Snoopers Rock Trail
Prentice Cooper State Forest
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
This trail follows the Cumberland Trail in Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area just outside of Chattanooga, TN. The trail is mostly shaded taking you along a route following the natural terrainShow more
#2 - Cumberland Trail: Mullens Cove Loop Trail
Prentice Cooper State Forest
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 56 m
A great training run or day hike in Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area. This incredibly diverse trail lies within the 24,686 acre Prentice Cooper Wilderness Management Area. This entire loop isShow more
#3 - Cravens House Loop Trail
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
To start this loop, park at the Craven's House (entrance road above Ruby Falls). Start by going right and back right onto "Rifle Pits Trail" .62 at first split. Turn left onto "Upper Truck Trail" .73 Show more
#4 - Sunset Rock via Craven's House Trail
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
As of June 2020, it is reported that the parking lot to this trail is closed.Show more
#5 - Stringers Ridge via Blue Trail
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
As of September 2019: The parking area and the trailhead at Cherokee Blvd are closed. There is no time on reopening at this time. It is recommended that the North Access Point off of Spears Avenue is Show more
#6 - Middle Creek Falls
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 55 m
NOTE: The trail disappears about 3/4 of the way in - there is not a clear trail to follow for winter hiking.Show more
#7 - Raccoon Mountain Reservoir Loop
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 6 h 23 m
As of June 2020, it is reported that this trail is closed. The Raccoon Mountain Trail System, high above Chattanooga, Tennessee, offers trail runners the perfect terrain for distance running. The vieShow more
#8 - Suck Creek Road to Mushroom Rock
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
Suck Creek Road to Mushroom Rock is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chattanooga, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offShow more
#9 - Skyuka and Bluff Trails Loop
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 32 m
As of June 2020, it has been reported that the parking lot is closed. A great single track workout on Lookout Mountain. This route involves 7 trails on Lookout Mountain and together these offer a touShow more
#10 - Shackleford Ridge State Park to Cumberland Trail
Prentice Cooper State Forest
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Length: 14.5 mi • Est. 7 h 50 m
This park re-opened for day-use visitation between 7am and sunset on April 24, 2020. The public will have access to most trails, boat ramps, marinas, golf courses and other outdoor recreation opportunShow more
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