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If your not use to hiking, then take it super slow... I am not in shape and it took me 1-2 hours to climb up. Also be prepared for steps!! The view is worth the climb!!

Nice trail. Once you get past the elevation, it's easy. I went after a storm there was trees down. It's nice that the trail is paved. Amazing views!! Becareful around the waterfalls.

20 hours ago

Definitely a top three trail in Tennessee. It's only eight miles long, not much as far as steep inclines. Went out when some of the rock were still frozen over with water, so you want to be careful when heading out in colder temps. With the overlook, the falls, and the diversity of the trail it is one of the best in the state.

21 hours ago

Definitely a good place to go if you want a relatively easy trail with pretty water views. Could also probably haul a kayak to the beginning section for a calmer area to paddle

LOTS of dogs & all were off leash. Tennessee does have a leash law and while I think it’s great to let dogs run free, this is not a place to bring dogs that aren’t always friendly with others. I kept my dog on leash the whole time, but I was the only one doing so.

You can tell it is mainly used for mountain biking. But not a bad walk through the trails.

I made this a Loop by going back by the bluff trail (where it forks off the cravens house) up to point park, and then down the incline trail (which isn’t maintained, but is perfectly functional).

Beautiful hike through the laurels and the falls are worth the many steps.

Chose this hike for easy access in winter and it didn’t fail. The drive in is gorgeous. The hike is a very scenic and enjoyable hike, the Falls was awesome and not so much traffic that we was able to spend some quiet time at the falls.
Great hike and very much recommend for all skill levels.

What a fun trail! I had to return before reaching Mt Leconte due to completely iced over trail and being poorly equipped. The bluff area is beautiful and this is a challenging trek with great views. In January you will definitely need microspikes for your feet and perhaps a hiking pole.

Beautiful trail around reservoir lake, tons of wildlife, Bays Mountain is a gem!

Great park to walk and bike. Great for kids. Riverfront park section has a playground. There is also a walking suspension bridge here to cross over to downstream tip of Long Island. Now overtaken mostly by Eastman on the other side, this Island was the Mecca for Cherokee people's. It was sacred land taken from them in a "treaty" causing the famous split of chief dragging canoe to form the chickamagua tribe that settled in the Chattanooga region. This tribe cursed, terrorized and raided white settlements, all the way up to Pennsylvania, for decades as revenge against the treaty. Lots of history and energy in this area. Great to watch wildlife such as beavers and blue herons near sunset. Long Island is a great place to meditate and reconnect

Beautiful trail around the lake reservoir on top of Bays Mtn. Bound to see wildlife, especially in the summer complete with otters, beavers, and lily pads. Stop by the animal habit exhibits, herpetarium, planetarium, and nature center. Great for kids! Largest municipal park in Tennessee

Nice hike beginning through animal habitat exhibits, going around a lake, and up to the top from there. Pay attention because you do need to change trails and there is more than one way to the summit. Nice view from the fire tower. Be careful, some boards/steps may be damaged or missing.

This is an easy little stroll. We took our 17 month old and let him walk mostly on his own (some areas we picked him up or made him hold our hand when close to drops or over larger rocks). Otherwise, a quick easy hike with about 3 main rock formations.

1 day ago

Good all season hike. More of a gravel road than a trail but it was nice to not see anyone else on the trail today. At about 4 miles (just before the end), there is a creek crossing with a log bridge. It was icey so I didn’t cross. The creek is about ankle deep but I didn’t bring anything to keep my feet from getting wet. It about 15-20 degrees out so I decided to turn around.

I was told the field stone walls you will see are from an old homestead. I was told they served as property boundaries. There are remnants of the house close by.

1 day ago

Awesome trail, beautiful view! Did this one during the warmer months, prepare to trek through the creek more than a couple times.

Beautiful rugged trail with sprawling winter views. The parking area gate to the summit of Big Frog Mountain is 4.4 miles with 2,500 ft of elevation gain. If you do this hike on a cold-ish winter day, do not underestimate how cold and windy it will be on the ridgeline. There's a lot of downed trees and overgrowth but it's worth it.

1 day ago

Nice fall basically on the side of the road

Great short hike to a nice waterfall. It is kind of steep in a few areas, and may be difficult for someone who doesn't hike a lot, but the shortness of the trail makes up for that. The trail itself has a lot of roots and rocks as well but again, if you go hiking often this will be an easy hike for you. Loved the waterfall.

I enjoyed this trail a lot! My girlfriend and I are in pretty good shape and didn’t have much of an issue on this hike. About halfway up we enjoyed the sight of a lone doe finding a snack on the snow covered ground.

There was ice on the trail but our hiking boots were sufficient enough to avoid any falls.

Pack a blanket and enjoy the cascade at the CS18!

Happy trails!

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