Explore the most popular hiking trails near Signal Mountain with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Took this loop on Nov 4th. Was good except for the yellow trail portion which wasn’t as well marked and consisted of ATV trails with puddles of stinky mud. Would recommend doing the orange to orange/yellow and coming back on the same trail.

Great hike. The view is amazing

Nice surprise! Convenient!

Definitely a good starter hike for anyone, including families. The walk was picturesque and the swinging bridge was particularly a healthy challenge for my kids. We loved hearing the stream, and finding so many kinds of leaves, fungi, rock formations, and bending trees to look at. Yet it was a bit odd to hear a nearby lawnmower as the houses in the area were very close and there were 2 sewer lids. One sign even said (paraphrasing) that there was unfiltered sewage emptying into the stream at one point. That made me feel very uncomfortable. The distance (1.6 miles) is also only for the loop. My oldest used his Fitbit and the entire hike is right at 2.4 miles.

This was great trail with a couple of variations for length. Like others said, it seems to be minimally tended to so there are areas with trees down and a few spots you have to climb or traverse. Our 70 lb boxer was able to handle it well. The stairs at the beginning might be the hardest parts with really uneven step gaps.

The waterfall is worth the short (but steep) off trail venture. Absolutely stunning.

Views are outstanding right at the beginning.

good trail, some great views , cool suspension bridges. lots of downed trees, slipoery moss rock, roots, list the trail at one point, and had yo do some bushwacking

Overall a good, easy trail with a great viewpoint, waterfall, and swinging bridge. As others have mentioned, it’s only about 4 miles round trip from the parking lot to Edward’s Point.

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1 month ago

We enjoyed this brief hike. It was the perfect icebreaker for our teenagers and us to start preparing for fall backpacking.

Plenty of parking. Easy most of the trail with some rocky areas around the creek. Lots of water in creek after lots of rain. Very pretty. We had small dog (9lbs). Had to carry over some rocks but she walked most all. Great hike.

This is one of my favorite hiking trails. Especially when you make it down to Rainbow Falls ;)

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1 month ago

Not my favorite, but good trail. I like the climb back up from the damn.

I'd say this trail was moderate-hard, especially for a not-so-seasoned hiker. The trail was a little hard to find, but there were plenty of friendly people along the way to point me in the right direction - must get down to the dam, go left, across the little suspension bridge and then you start climbing up on the white marked trail. At one point the trail is literally climbing up rocks. Like everyone says, there's a couple of lookouts where you can see the Alexian across the way, but you have to keep going a decent ways before you get to Edwards. Overall really awesome hike of about 4.5 miles, and I wouldn't recommend wearing chacos; although it was nice to step in the water on the way back.

Great hike with the hubby!!

I was looking for a trail that I hadn’t done before and I wanted to end up at Edwards Point, so I picked this one. The recording was perfect bc it let me know where the trailhead started. It would’ve been confusing bc there was a trail on both sides of the road. The trail was more of a dirt road than a trail. That’s the only reason I rated this hike two stars. We saw two people riding bikes and 1 person trail running. This trail was perfect for that. Edwards Point was beautiful but next time I would access it by a different trailhead.

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2 months ago

It’s a pretty great hike! Not a lot of signs once you get passed rainbow lake. The view at Edwards point is amazing! A lot of people had dogs. I would suggest that they need to clean it up a little. There was trash in some parts. Rainbow lake is cool but the water was dirty looking. Overall I would go back. Be ready for a lot of brush in the trail.

Hiked this path but Alltrails wouldn't record for some reason. Good, long day hike. If you plan to do the whole thing I suggest leaving the kids at home, but the trip to Edwards Point is easy enough.

Tough on beginners but well worth it if you can make it.

I'll be back to search for a safe path down to the elusive Rainbow Falls.

Trail start was confusing and blazes could be better marked. View was gorgeous. First rock outcropping is not the final stop. Keep going and you will see the beauty of the Tennessee River, wilderness and even saw a pair of eagles.

Fun hike with a great view at Signal Point! We loved seeing the bridges, creeks, and boulders throughout the route. There were many rocks and tree roots to traverse along the trail. Watch trail signs as some of the trails seem to cross at certain points. We definitely enjoyed this hike!

Must do!! One of my fav hikes in Chattanooga, beautiful sights and challenging routes. Also connects to waterfall and other trails for longer hike.

My favorite hike! Beautiful views, challenging but awesome! Takes you to other connecting trails if you want longer hikes.

Good nice hike. Parts of trail are almost covered and some trees have fallen but still nice along the stream. Perfect for a early summer morning walk.

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3 months ago

This was a perfect place for a midday hike with my husband and three girls. Not too challenging but you do get a workout. Can swim and play in the creeks. Very scenic and we took some great photos. It was a real highlight of our trip to TN. It was muddy. Also had trouble following trail signs but we did fine.

Hiked this trail 7/28/18 Signal Park has short walk down to awesome overlook. The trail from there to swinging bridge at Rainbow Lake had some trees down, but pretty easy to go under, over, or around. Rocky trail also. The trail from swinging bridge only had one small tree down. Overlooks are nice. First big overlook is not Edwards point, its maybe 50 yards past that one. Beautiful views.

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3 months ago

I've hiked this Trail many times. It's beautiful and offers a bit of a challenge but not too strenuous. From the Ohio Avenue parking lot to the Edwards Point Lookout is 2 miles exactly on my GPS. Not sure why it says 8.4 miles on the alltrails app. But overall it's one of my favorite trails to hike.

This map actually begins at the Rainbow Lake Wilderness Trail head on Ohio Avenue. Edwards Point is 2.1 miles from here and is located on the map at the point or where the trail turns sharply up. Not exactly sure where this trail map ends, but heads towards Mushroom Rock (5 miles from Rainbow trailhead) and Suck Creek Rd., Trail head (8.4 Miles from Rainbow trailhead). Starting at Signal Point would add a little over a mile to the hikes.

great loop

Great way to stretch the legs and plenty to see.

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