Explore the most popular Views 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.

This is a great little trail. Be mindful of the numerous side trails though, it's easy to get off course.

A message for entitled people who think their dogs are special and they don’t need leashes: PUT YOUR DOG ON A LEASH. Other than having to worry about my 10 pound dog getting eaten by-or biting-an irresponsible dog owners-dog...this is a beautiful trail. We’ve done two and will do them all. Hopefully the town of Signal Mountain can get it together and do something about their own leash laws so everyone can hike in peace-not just the special people with their special off-leash dogs.

Very pretty but definitely difficult. I’d come back when I’m in better shape

This was a great trail with a lot of areas to adventure to.

hiking
rocky
14 days ago

INCREDIBLE all-around trail!

hiking
14 days ago

The view at Edwards point is absolutely stunning and worth the hike! Trail is little confusing at some areas especially if you have never been on this trail but having this app and map helps alot.

Love this trail and the falls is beautiful!! Be sure to go after a nice rain as this falls tends to dry out. The description says a little over 2 miles but I didn’t think it was much further than a mile in. Nice area and friendly people. If you walk past the falls to the left you will come across an awesome swinging bridge that accesses other trails.

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rocky
washed out
17 days ago

I have actually hiked portions of this trail several times, in all seasons. Fall through early spring is best, in my opinion. By the time rhododendrons and mountain laurels are blooming in spring, you have to watch out for ticks. I found 3 on me this last time. The best views are in the Signal Point to Edwards Point portion, but you have to negotiate a little elevation change and some moderate rock gardens; rocks are small, but watch your ankles. If Edwards Point is your destination, starting at the Rainbow Lake trailhead on Ohio Ave. cuts of some distance and eliminates running into ATVs on other alternative approaches to the point. Edwards Point to Mushroom Rock is easy in terms of relatively flat terrain. Though utilizing the section from Mushroom Rock to Suck Creek adds some challenging elevation changes, it is much less scenic, and not long after Edwards Point, you are too far from the gorge rim to see much. A trail from Mushroom Rock lead back to Signal Mountain High School, which makes a nice halfway break, if you don't want to do the whole trail. Just be mindful that the trails around the school are not well marked in some instances. If you are in for the whole thing, starting at Suck Creek makes more of a climactic "finish" (remember you have to hike 8 miles back from there).

Dog friendly trail with awesome swim reward at the end.

The view at the very top is wonderful, the fall was pretty much dried at the time I hiked it. The hike was nice, worth the views!

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over grown
rocky
scramble
23 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

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over grown
rocky
24 days ago

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

Great hike! Trails are easy to follow.

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

hiking
26 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
1 month 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.

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muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

Only made it to the Julia Falls overlook. This is a STRENUOUS trail! Made it down the mousetrap. The trail is a mess & the downed trees only made it worse. The overlook was nice. A bluff overlooking the Tennessee River gorge. The waterfall is visible through the trees. Went about .3 farther & turned around. This trail ends up at Edwards Point, which is supposed to be really great. Hauled myself back up the mousetrap & made it to my car before it rained.

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rocky
scramble
1 month 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.

walking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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.

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!

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rocky
2 months ago

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

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!

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.

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