Best Backpacking in Chattanooga

Looking for the best backpacking in Chattanooga? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Chattanooga. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike the Hogskin Upper and Lower Loop

    After an easy 25 minute drive from Chattanooga you will reach North Chickamauga Gorge on Montlake Road in Soddy Daisy. Park any where in the gravel loop just make sure other cars can get through. From the Montlake Road Trailhead Kiosk the trail b...

    1.4 miles

  • Hike the Fiery Gizzard Trail

    Start this journey from the Grundy Forest Trailhead, where you will quickly begin a decent along the Little Fiery Gizzard Creek. At the 0.7-mile split, be sure to turn left and cross the bridge to stay on the Fiery Gizzard Trail. For the next 0.8-...

    13.5 miles

  • Hike to Greeter Falls

    An easy, yet extremely beautiful and well marked drive leads to a pretty sizable parking lot at the trailhead. There are multiple trails to hike, depending on how much time you have or how long you want to hike. This particular trail makes for a p...

    1.8 miles 250 ft gain

  • Hike the Gahuti Trail

    Fort Mountain rises prominently from the plateau to the West, serving as the start of the Blue Ridge Mountain range in Georgia. The Gahuti Backcountry Trail circumnavigates the mountain, with several overlooks with views in all directions.  At 8.1...

    8.1 miles 1223 ft gain

  • Hike the Walls of Jericho

    Around 5pm, we hiked down the only clearly marked trail that departs from the parking lot. The path begins with gentle switchbacks and great views of the forest, occasionally passing by small waterfalls, sinkholes, and caves; and arriving at the H...

    7 miles 1200 ft gain