Best Camping in Chattanooga

Looking for the best camping 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 West Rim Trail to Cherokee Falls

    Good luck finding something you dislike about Cloudland Canyon State Park - one of Georgia's largest and most scenic parks. Sitting on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, it is home to a plethora of luscious trails, easily-accessible campgrounds...

    5.4 miles 1945 ft gain

  • Camp at Cloudland Canyon State Park

    If you're looking to camp somewhere with exceptional hiking and beautiful waterfalls, Southeastern Tennessee locals know not to look further than Lookout Mountain. Located on the western edge, Cloudland Canyon State Park straddles Sitton Gulch Cre...

  • Hike to Foster Falls

    Foster Falls State Park is part of the South Cumberland State Park system. A short 45 minute drive from Chattanooga, Foster Falls boasts a stunning 60 foot waterfall that is worth visiting during any season of the year. The trailhead for this 2 mi...

    2 miles

  • Hike the North Plateau-North Rim Loop at Savage Gulf

    From the Savage Ranger Station, take the Savage Day Loop for roughly 2.2 miles until you reach the junction. From there take the North Plateau trail and return on the North Rim trail. The elevation gain on this trail is rather gradual and and subt...

    14.7 miles 2483 ft gain

  • Hike to Suter and Horsepound Falls

    Located in South Cumberland State Park in the Savage Gulf section, this is a somewhat difficult 5 mile out-and-back viewing two waterfalls, cascades, creeks, rock shelters, and high bluffs. 2 miles past Suter Falls you'll come to Horsepound Falls,...

    6 miles 1794 ft gain

  • 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

  • Watch the Sunset from Sugarloaf Overlook

    The overlook is easily accessible from a parking circle located off Oswald Road. Follow U.S. Highway from Ocoee, Tennessee for 8 miles then turn left onto Oswald Road. Follow Oswald Road for 2.5 miles until you encounter the overlook on your left....

  • 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 to Emery Creek Falls

    The hike to the five waterfalls on the Emery Creek trail is one of the most spectacular hikes in Georgia. This trail is moderate in climb, yet secluded in the Cohutta Wilderness and challenging enough to keep crowds away. Two things to note about ...

    6.2 miles 550 ft gain

  • Hike the Marble Mine Trail

    This 1.7 mile loop is almost entirely on a wide pebbled road making this hike perfect for getting families and friends outdoors. Though there is some elevation gain, the Marble Mine Loop is quite an easy walk. Go during the Fall and the trees are ...

    1.7 miles 200 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