Hiking + Wildlife Viewing

Hiking + Wildlife Viewing

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Best Trails in Chattanooga 

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The Scenic City Hiking Scene

With more than 50 trailheads within 30 minutes of downtown, Chattanooga is home to some of the best hiking in the Southeast.

From scenic overlooks on Signal Mountain to challenging climbs on the Cumberland Trail and family-friendly hikes at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, there is an outdoor adventure for hikers of all levels.

The Cumberland Trail has over 210 miles of hiking trails to explore. Experienced hikers can tackle the 10-mile Big Daddy Loop Trail on Lookout Mountain or the difficult trek over steep ridges and rolling hills from Suck Creek Road to Mushroom Rock.

20 minutes from downtown, Audubon Acres has 5 miles of easy trails fit for the whole family or take the crew to Cravens House, a short, historic hike on Lookout Mountain with a panoramic view of the city.

Trails to iconic overlooks include Sunset Rock atop Lookout Mountain, Edwards Point on Signal Mountain, and Snooper’s Rock in Prentice Cooper State Forest. The journey on Laurel-Snow Trail includes scenic sights past beautiful bluff views, blue holes, and roaring falls.

A few local favorite waterfalls include Falling Water FallsGreeter Falls and Foster Falls in South Cumberland State Park, and Glen Falls on Lookout Mountain. Featuring 6 miles of trails and beautiful turquoise waters, Lula Falls in Lula Lake Land Trust is about 25 minutes from downtown.

Whether you’re looking for a leisurely hike, a strenuous climb, or an overview of the city, there’s a hike for almost everyone surrounding the Scenic City.

The Scenic City Hiking Scene

With more than 50 trailheads within 30 minutes of downtown, Chattanooga is home to some of the best hiking in the Southeast.

From scenic overlooks on Signal Mountain to challenging climbs on the Cumberland Trail and family-friendly hikes at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, there is an outdoor adventure for hikers of all levels.

The Cumberland Trail has over 210 miles of hiking trails to explore. Experienced hikers can tackle the 10-mile Big Daddy Loop Trail on Lookout Mountain or the difficult trek over steep ridges and rolling hills from Suck Creek Road to Mushroom Rock.

20 minutes from downtown, Audubon Acres has 5 miles of easy trails fit for the whole family or take the crew to Cravens House, a short, historic hike on Lookout Mountain with a panoramic view of the city.

Trails to iconic overlooks include Sunset Rock atop Lookout Mountain, Edwards Point on Signal Mountain, and Snooper’s Rock in Prentice Cooper State Forest. The journey on Laurel-Snow Trail includes scenic sights past beautiful bluff views, blue holes, and roaring falls.

A few local favorite waterfalls include Falling Water Falls, Greeter Falls and Foster Falls in South Cumberland State Park, and Glen Falls on Lookout Mountain. Featuring 6 miles of trails and beautiful turquoise waters, Lula Falls in Lula Lake Land Trust is about 25 minutes from downtown.

Whether you’re looking for a leisurely hike, a strenuous climb, or an overview of the city, there’s a hike for almost everyone surrounding the Scenic City.

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