Looking for a great trail near Signal Mountain, Tennessee? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Signal Mountain ranging from 2.5 to 9.8 miles and from 1,729 to 1,948 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Amazing hike. Went a month ago and I could tell there was landslide recently since there were a lot of downed trees and big rocks that were not there a month ago. Still worth it. Not too challenging

hiking
over grown
rocky
4 days ago

Great hike!! Definitely rocky in some parts but it’s worth it. Beautiful view!

Part of several great trails that are accessed at Signal Mountain Middle High School. Praying that there these trails will be left alone by greedy developers!

Great hike! Trails are easy to follow.

hiking
6 days ago

This is really just a nice walk through an area tucked away in a residential section. It’s a good afternoon walk for most anyone.

Great hike for an afternoon outing. Rainbow Lake and the dam are much prettier after we have rain. Please don’t leave trash!!!

hiking
6 days ago

I love this hike and the reward of the fantastic view. I advise you to stay on the trail and do not try to get a view of Rainbow Falls. Many people have required rescuing or worse.

Very nice hike but not the most spectacular around here. I did enjoy it.

Great hike. Probably hiked this area 100 times. Very rocky and steep in places, but great views and falls.

hiking
16 days ago

A fun hike. Rocky and narrow for the most part, it’s a good work out with the elevation changes. We started at the Military Park and that’s a beautiful view. A very peaceful hike.

hiking
rocky
scramble
21 days ago

Loved this trail! The scramble down to the main falls can be kind of hard to see so keep an eye out. It can also be a difficult decent and ascent back up but it’s very worth it to see the falls at the bottom. I came to see the falls and was happily surprised at the gorgeous views there were too! The trail closer to the shorter falls is easier but it gets rocky and more moderate as the trail progresses. Took the trail in the afternoon to a beautiful evening sunset view at the overlook.

The run to the lake from the parkinglot down rainbow lake trail is actually one of the best downhill rides in town. Ive made bee branch trail (blue) rideable as a more technical and more difficult but not as fast way to the lake. the swinging bridge at the lake is damaged, so be careful. i recommend not riding these trails unless you are expert level and very hiker respectful. some short areas of bee branch are still a small hike a bike for me after 20 years but they are totally do able. hidden lines exist for the even more daring. The damn is a spectacle as are the swinging bridges.

There were sooooo many different trails only marked with paint blazes. You'd hike 200 ft and there'd be another fork in the trail. This happens constantly. Also, **BIG Pet Peeve** the locals don't seem to think that the dog-on-a-leash rule applies to them and my dog is still in training and doesn't do well with other trail dogs yet. When I'm having to hold 2 dogs from killing each other, that's how tragedy happens. So, PLEASE folks, keep your dog on a leash!!!!!

hiking
1 month ago

I'm a 44y/o out of shape guy. We did signal point to Edward's and back. It was a good challenging hike with beautiful scenery.

trail running
1 month ago

Another beautiful trail around the city, however it does require knowing where you are going a little bit and is primarily ATV roads out to the main flippers Bend Trail by the rim. It has a different beauty than many trails around the area, but it still has a lot to offer and I would recommend visiting if you’ve seen many others already around the area.

It's a good trail if you just want a quick stroll in the woods, it is kid friendly but it's a narrow trail on an embankment.

For those of you who may not know, this trail is actually on private property that has been left available for the community to enjoy in the spirit of the original owner. It is not maintained by the county or any other government. It is maintained by the property owners that volunteer their property and invest whatever time and resources they have available in order for others to enjoy the beauty. So, before badmouthing how horrible it is to hike out there, you may just want to be thankful that the property owners allow you to hike there, as they have allowed this beautiful place to remain available for the community to use. Also, everyone hiking this area should have respect for the property owners by cleaning up after yourselves, keeping your dogs on a leash, and not destroying the beauty of the area!

Great view and easy hike but small parking lot! Plenty of trails through the woods though

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike!

This trail is absolutely beautiful and diverse. Iv lived here for 2 years and ran/hiked most trails atleast once and continued to skip this one because you can just drive to the falls and do other trails. But this will because a regular part of our Chatt tour for friends and family visiting. Additionally, I disagree that it is hard to follow the trail, there are maybe 2 areas you have to check the app or know what turn to take, and maybe once where you have to cross the creek to continue. Even with little rain in the last week or so the water was running and had several small waterfalls. We saw several small chipmunks, an owl, and a deer. There is a less beautiful area out towards the falls but the whole out and back is worth it, however if you don’t have time for the whole thing just go about a mile out and turn around and you will get the best of the trail. Much of the trail is along a beautiful rocky stream with a few houses and large boulder fields along the way. Don’t skip this one and enjoy!

on Green Gorge Trail

hiking
off trail
1 month ago

Although the spring and small falls are beautiful, this is, arguably, the most poorly marked and maintained trail in Hamilton County and perhaps Tennessee that I have hiked. If you want to just see the Falls, I would say do it but to proceed further is not worth it. The trail narrows and, more than once, just ends in the woods. One has to really look closely while walking through the underbrush to pick it up again. I turned back about halfway because I lost it completely. Possibly, the map is incorrect.

took the doggies out for a good hike. they had a blast the view is stupendous. the steps are a good work out and the rest is smooth sailing. i will definitely be coming back here to hike again soon!

Good hike keep an eye out for blue blazes because it’s easy to end up in someone’s back yard

This would be a 5 star rating if I had done it backward. If you start at signal mountain, you get gorgeous views and pretty rugged up and down climbing for the first 3.5 miles out. Then, if you're ambitious and want to do the whole hike, you'll notice a steep incline and decline toward the farthest point at suck creek. The "prize" is not worth the extra miles and elevation as it is a highway over a pretty lame creek. So of you're a distance junkie, wanting to do this trail in its entirety (16.8 miles btw), it is amazing and gorgeous. It just might give you more satisfaction starting at suck creek and treating yourself with a delicious treat of a view.

The main hike to rainbow Falls is a good short hike that is not too exhausting but does have some moderate areas when you're going back to the car that are uphill-there are a couple of benches along the way to sit and rest if needed. The falls were really pretty and there's lots of room to play in the creek or sit on a rock and have a picnic. One really aggravating thing is there were so many people with unleashed dogs there. When these dogs rush up on my dog who is on a leash it startles us and our dog. Most times their owners are not even paying attention to the fact that they've run off from them. There was also a group there that started a fire by the creek and left it while it was still burning. Not that everyone reads the rules but it clearly states on the board before you start hiking that you're not supposed to start a campfire there or have dogs unleashed. There are several other trail options with a swinging Bridge. Our eight year old was not comfortable with the swinging Bridge so we didn't take those trail options but would like to go back and try again. This was probably one of our easiest trails. It's nice to be able to get to a waterfall in just a little over half a mile. There is not a lot of parking available so if you go on a really pretty day on the weekend you will likely have to park on the road. I definitely recommend this trail!

trail running
muddy
2 months ago

Great short hike. Lots of features, swinging bridges, a lot of springs to cross, spill way Falls, flowers (in a few weeks) some rocks, marked trail and great creek to play in on hot day

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Forgot to turn off recording but very muddy

trail running
muddy
washed out
2 months ago

I knew there might be some washed out parts of the trail and I was not disappointed! None the less it was an enjoyable combination of trail running/Hiking/ and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

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