Explore the best 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.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee Map

Print out a map, take a pic at the trailhead with your phone, or keep the instructions close by. Great loop, but cutting across so many trails can be tricky! We got confused around Sunset Rock when looping for Cravens trail on the way back, but a local got us straightened out. Speaking of Sunset, views are amazing. Not a hard trail, per se, except the 6/10 mile on Gum Trail - straight uphill. Enjoy this great trail. Make sure you drive around at the top - nice homes to look at, if that’s your thing.

I loved this hike. Wasn't very hard, leads to a PHENOMENAL view overseeing the Tennessee river and surrounding area. Lots of cool historical information pertaining to the civil war available as well at the top.

2 days ago

Very easy, but slow moving on the way in. Waterfall cool, but artificial lights and music kind of ruin it's natural beauty. A true tourist trap, but could be fun for kids. Having been to Carlsbad, this is not impressive at all...

6 days ago

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.

trail running
11 days ago

Connects to the river walk. Great place for a run!

Great 11 mile hike with awesome views.

Breathtaking view

trail running
16 days ago

Perfect before/after work trail run loop.

Great view of the Chattanooga Valley. Worth the every inclined step. Not too difficult but wouldn’t make it a first hike.