The 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 Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Chattanooga

  • Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    Rainbow Lake to Bee Branch and Signal Point Trail

    4.67 mi / 633 ft gain
    Rainbow Lake to Bee Branch and Signal Point Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Signal Mountain, Tennessee.
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  • Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    Edwards Point Trail

    3.95 mi / 640 ft gain
    Edwards Point Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Signal Mountain, Tennessee.
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  • Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    Flipper Bend Loop

    8.89 mi / 1040 ft gain
    Flipper Bend Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Signal Mountain, Tennessee.
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  • Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

    Hike the Hogskin Upper and Lower Loop

    5.0
    1.4 mi
    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 begins on an old mining road. Hogskin Upper Loop Tr...
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  • Rising Fawn, Georgia

    Hike the West Rim Trail to Cherokee Falls

    4.5
    5.4 mi / 1945 ft gain
    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 or yurts, and flowing waterfalls.The West Rim Loo...
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  • Rising Fawn, Georgia

    Sitton's Gulch Trail

    4.96 mi / 1158 ft gain
    Sitton's Gulch Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Trenton, Georgia.
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  • Rising Fawn, Georgia

    Two-Mile Backcountry Loop Trail

    2 mi / 289 ft gain
    Two-Mile Backcountry Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Rising Fawn, Georgia.
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  • Rising Fawn, Georgia

    Bear Creek Backcountry Trail

    7.39 mi / 1444 ft gain
    Bear Creek Backcountry Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Rising Fawn, Georgia.
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  • Rising Fawn, Georgia

    Prince Albert and Cloudland Canyon Connector

    3.55 mi / 587 ft gain
    Prince Albert and Cloudland Canyon Connector is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Rising Fawn, Georgia.
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  • Rising Fawn, Georgia

    Camp at Cloudland Canyon State Park

    4.8
    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 Creek and is perfect for a weekend exploration.If sta...
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  • Sequatchie, Tennessee

    Hike to Foster Falls

    4.6
    2 mi
    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 mile hike starts from the Foster Falls parking lot a...
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  • Dalton, Georgia

    Pinhoti - Dug Gap to Snake Creek Gap

    15.64 mi / 1319 ft gain
    Pinhoti - Dug Gap to Snake Creek Gap is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Dalton, Georgia.
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  • Palmer, Tennessee

    Hike the North Plateau-North Rim Loop at Savage Gulf

    4.0
    14.7 mi / 2483 ft gain
    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 subtle, but it is a long trek that requires endurance ...
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  • Palmer, Tennessee

    Savage Gulf and South Cumberland Loop

    25.86 mi / 4111 ft gain
    Savage Gulf and South Cumberland Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Palmer, Tennessee.
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  • Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee

    Collins Gulf Trail to Horsepound Falls and Collins River

    4.52 mi / 699 ft gain
    Collins Gulf Trail to Horsepound Falls and Collins River is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee.
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  • Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee

    Hike to Suter and Horsepound Falls

    4.0
    6 mi / 1794 ft gain
    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, a unique waterfall formation with overlooks and l...
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