Explore the most popular city walk trails in Tennessee with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

nice urban paved trail... lots of man made structure all along the path but very beautful still... less natural than all your other trail though

three stars only bc there is alot of driveway and store crossings. its great for biking and walking. super easy on the river side. the other side has a few hills that take your breath away but my kids 12 and 7 did great on them. Also had the kid trailer on our bikes and had no issues. would recommend bring your lock and wallet and check out the stores and eat at the apple valley restaurant very good, but worth the price. all in all great 10 mile ride..

road biking
1 month ago

Beautiful biking trail.

1 month ago

Very public, a nice short walk around the middle of cookeville

Good local walking trail -especially in the off-season when traffic isn't so heavy.

road biking
2 months ago

Amazing place to take a run or bike ride. You can actually extend this to a 18-20 mile bike ride if you keep going on sidewalks past exchange place. Beautiful creek and a small waterfall also.

My review is from the prespective of an amateaur landscape photographer.

I completed this "hike" as a scenic drive. Since I live in Maryville, TN I've probably done this trip well over 30 times. It's a nice drive and fairly scenic, but it's just not the same caliber experience as other nearby scenic drives. If you want a "backdoor" to the GSMNP and want to avoid the craziness that is Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, then take this route.

If you are looking for a scenic drive and photographic opportunities, your time would be better spent on the nearby Foothills Parkway, Newfound Gap (441), Little River Road, Cades Cove Loop Rd, or the superb Blue Ridge Parkway.

The William Hastie Natural Area is just a short drive off of Chapman Hwy and is the southern most entry to Knoxville's Urban Wilderness other than the Private Land Easement that lies due east of it off the Lost Chromosome trail. The loop is moderate and less travelled than others in the KUO due to it's location and entry point and is probable used more by mountain bikers, but can be excessively muddy for that reason. It's a rather easy loop with no views to speak of and little elevation change that doesn't diverge very far off the main trail but could be attractive to someone wanting a less rigorous hike, run or mountain biking session with less traffic. The last section actually consists of private land easement but only briefly encounters any residential development.

hiking
3 months ago

The first part of the recorded route is the paved city park loop. The park features playground equipment and has a small clump of woodlands in it's center. The second part of the route follows an old roadbed and offers a view of Garner Lake. Getting to the old roadbed can be tricky. You can hike along the road or you can hike through the woods.

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

I walk this regularly. It is multi-use trail shared with bicycles. It is paved and is a moderate difficulty trail. Easy access and an opportunity to escape urban hiking. Several places to get off and eat, drink or rest. The trail follows the river and offers some pastoral and wildlife views. Trail is safe and has several water fountains and facilities.

nice and quiet. kids loved it.

trail running
7 months ago

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

trail running
7 months ago

Best place in Chattanooga to go for a short or long run and train for a race. Connects to South Chickamauga Creek Greenway too.

Good walk, great views, safe for kids

fun bike ride. easy for all ages.

walking
8 months ago

My husband and I have taken the kids out as well as going just for the exercise. I have always felt safe and never had any issues.

road biking
8 months ago

This trail is a pedestrian crossing and isn’t dangerous at all.

road biking
8 months ago

Great trail. Very well marked. Get to see a lot of the Chattanooga highlights. You can even do it by using the Chattanooga bike system.

Great time with family

Definitely would not consider this a trailhead or hike. It's an extremely short walk through the city to some information kiosks.

With the opening of the Broad St. terminus, & the South Chickamauga Creek section, there are plenty of places to walk/hike. With Broad St. terminus, makes things easier for hikers on GREAT EASTERN TRAIL getting to downtown Chattanooga. From Broad St. to Chickamauga Dam is round 13 miles, makes for sa great hike.

trail running
10 months ago

Concrete trail, lots of lights, water/bathroom stops abound. Very scenic in parts.

hiking
10 months ago

Terrible. Don't do this bridge. Very loud, dangerous and absolutely no markings or instructions. It is a bridge crossing and should not even be on this app as a trail.

South side features rolling hills and an interesting line. The north side had a lot of uneven driveway sections that made for a bumpy ride!

road biking
10 months ago

Nice paved well maintained the last .3 miles is gravel, there is a swinging bridge along the way that leads to Indian land, a few parks along the way, not to crowded.

10 months ago

Great place to walk.

11 months ago

nice ride best view of down town

This is a Loop Greenway that goes up one side of Lamar Alexander Parkway and back down the other with underpasses in 3 spots and many side road crossings not very crowed with views of the Smoky MT. in the distance coming back down the other side has some river access.

walking
11 months ago

Walked part of this today. Was a blast. Recommend the walnut street bridge(pedestrian bridge) as well, (you pass it on trail) easy walk, plus cool art exhibits along the way.

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