Best trails in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee

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Looking for a great trail near Soddy Daisy, Tennessee? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 around Fall Creek Falls State Park or Cumberland Trail State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park or Big Soddy Gulf Creek. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Soddy Daisy ranging from 2.7 to 12.8 miles and from 734 to 2,024 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
Top trails (11)
#1 - Strip Mine Falls via Cumberland Trail
Cumberland Trail State Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
#2 - Cumberland Trail: North Chickamauga Creek Section
Cumberland Trail State Park
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Length: 13.2 mi • Est. 7 h 40 m
From the Montlake Road Trailhead, Upper and Lower Loop Trails soon merge on top of the escarpment. The hiker will then encounter converted mining roads that make for easy walking; coal mining dominated this area at one time. A rugged descent then drops back into North Chickamauga Creek Gorge to ford Stevenson Branch. The trail then fords Cooper Creek just upstream of its confluence with North Chickamauga Creek and then climbs out of Cooper Creek Gorge. Headed west, you’ll pass along the forested slope above the escarpment. After crossing Panther Branch, the trail emerges from encompassing forest to intermittently enter and exit an adjacent second-growth mixed deciduous hardwood forest while skirting the edge of a clearcut (estimated to have occurred around 2005). Near the end of the hike, the trail intersects an old dirt road where the CT, when constructed, will continue southwest.Show more
#3 - Big Soddy Creek Gulf Trail
Big Soddy Gulf Creek
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Nice, easy trail that goes by several swimming holes. Users have reported that after about 0.25 miles, there is an easy spot to access the water directly from the trail and that just past 1.0 miles, you come to a waterfall. The trail is wide, gravel, and family-friendly for the first mile and a half but past the creek, there can be some areas of washout and blowdown. Accessibility: The trail surface is loose gravel and it is typically at least five feet wide. For the first mile, it has a mostly gentle grade - all estimated under 5%. Past that there are steeper areas where the grade is between 10% and 18%. Where the grade begins to increase has been marked on the map with a waypoint. Wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users may find this trail only partially navigable or need assistance in the steep sections. Just the most wheelchair and stroller friendly portion of this trail can also be viewed on its own trail page here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/tennessee/big-soddy-creek-gulf-family-trailShow more
#4 - Cumberland Trail: Possum Creek Trail
Possum Creek RMA
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m
#5 - Cumberland Trail: South Soddy Creek Gorge Section
Cumberland Trail State Park
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Length: 9.0 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
#6 - Cumberland Trail-North Soddy Creek Gorge Section
Cumberland Trail State Park
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 6 h 33 m
The Soddy Creek Gorge Section of the Cumberland Trail is a dramatic stretch that passes through the Little Soddy Historic Mining Area and crosses three watersheds. The trail passes abandoned mines, offers views of deep valleys and high bluffs, and shows off the impressive work of the volunteers who built this section, including numerous rock steps and wood steps that climb a rock face along Board Camp Creek. In November 2015 the temporary bridges on Deep Creek and Big Soddy Creek have been replaced. The 100 foot long suspension bridge over Big Soddy Creek is an impressive feature of this hike. In the area around Deep Creek, you may notice evidence of rock mining that had the potential for destroying the area but which was stopped through efforts of the CTC. Trailheads: The southern terminus of this section is on Hotwater Road. The CT crosses Hotwater Road, but there’s very little parking there; so this hike begins at the Hotwater Road/Little Soddy Trailhead. Take US 27 north to TN 319, Hixson Pike Exit, and take a left to the intersection with Dayton Pike. Turn right and go 0.7 mile to Durham Street and turn left. In 0.6 mile, you’ll come to Back Valley Road. Turn right for one block to the intersection with Hotwater Road. Turn left on Hotwater Road. The parking area is 2 miles up Hotwater Road on the left at the intersection with Sluder Lane. The trailhead is approximately 200 feet back down Hotwater Road on the right side. The northern end of this section is on Heiss Mountain Road. From US 27 north of Soddy-Daisy, take TN 111 and ascend the Cumberland Plateau and proceed to the Jones Gap Road exit. Turn north on Jones Gap Road and immediately turn right onto Heiss Mountain Road, a paved dead-end road that parallels TN 111; you’ll see a small store at the turn. Parking is along the road about 0.5 from the store. The sign for the Cumberland Trail heading north is near the end of the guardrail, which is the start of the Possum Creek Gorge Section.Show more
#7 - Big Soddy Creek Gulf Family Trail
Big Soddy Gulf Creek
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 47 m
Nice, easy trail that goes by several swimming holes. Users have reported that after about 0.25 miles, there is an easy spot to access the water directly from the trail and that just past 1.0 miles, you come to a waterfall. The trail is wide, gravel, and family-friendly for the first mile and a half but past the creek, there can be some areas of washout and blowdown. Accessibility: The trail surface is loose gravel and it is typically at least five feet wide. It has a moderately steep (8% grade or less) uphill grade on the way out. On the way back the slope will be all moderately steep downhill. Since it is over a 5% grade and has an uneven surface, equipment users may need assistance on this trail or all-terrain or motorized equipment. The most wheelchair and stroller friendly portion of the trail is the first mile out. It is unclear if there are any designated wheelchair accessible car parking spots at the trails' start.Show more
#8 - Big Soddy Gulf to Boardcamp Creek Campsite
Big Soddy Gulf Creek
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 36 m
#9 - Rock/Creek Upchuck 50k Course
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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Length: 27.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is a no frills trail race limited to 75 runners with very little support. The views are spectacular, the trail is technical and demanding, and the race has become a classic each November as part of the Salomon/Rock Creek Trail Series. The runners park in Soddy Daisy, Tn, and are bused to the start at Lower Leggett Road in Sale Creek. The rule of thumb is to add 45 minutes to your StumpJump time.Show more
#10 - Cumberland Trail: Three Gorges Segment
Cumberland Trail State Park
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Length: 15.6 mi • Est. 7 h 17 m
Soddy, Possum and Rock Creeks flowing east have gouged deep gorges in the eastern wall of the Cumberland Plateau. The Three Gorges Segment consists of trail that dip through these three gorges. The land occupied by the entire Three Gorges Segment of the Cumberland Trail was once the property of the Bowater Paper Company, with the upland flats utilized as pine tree farms. The periodic harvest of these farms was used primarily in their pulp mill located in Calhoun, TN. When Bowater made the decision to divest themselves of these lands, the CTC launched a trail route investigation, and subsequently the trail lands were purchased by a partnership of the CTC and the State of Tennessee and became part of the Cumberland Trail State ParkShow more
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