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Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Top Camping Spots in and near Chattanooga

  • 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
    4.77 mi / 814 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 L...
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  • Rising Fawn, Georgia

    Cloudland Rim Loop via East Rim Campground

    4.66 mi / 873 ft gain
    Cloudland Rim Loop via East Rim Campground is a loop trail in Cloudland Canyon State park, which offers up stunning vistas and several waterfalls. This trail is 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

    Foster Falls Loop

    4.6
    2.19 mi / 574 ft gain
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tracy City, Tennessee

    Hike the Fiery Gizzard Trail

    5.0
    13.5 mi
    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-mile journey, you'll encounter the gorgeous Black ...
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  • Beersheba Springs, Tennessee

    Hike to Stone Door and Alum Gap Campground

    6.8 mi / 825 ft gain
    This is a fun and easy overnight trip that is good for all ages. Start at the Stone Door Ranger Station which has plenty of parking and public restrooms as well. Follow the signs to the Stone Door Trailhead and in a short 0.8 miles you'll arrive at the edge of the gulf (canyon) and the first sign...
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  • Benton, Tennessee

    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. The overlook will be clearly marked with signage....
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  • Chatsworth, Georgia

    Hike the Gahuti Trail

    4.0
    8.1 mi / 1223 ft gain
    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 miles, this hike is moderately difficult, but can...
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  • Chatsworth, Georgia

    Emery Creek Falls

    5.0
    5.9 mi / 833 ft gain
    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 this trail: it is wet (there are 20 creek crossing...
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  • Summerville, Georgia

    Hike the Marble Mine Trail

    4.3
    1.7 mi / 200 ft gain
    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 boasting all the reds, oranges, and yellows of the...
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  • Estillfork, Alabama

    Walls of Jericho via Alabama Trailhead

    4.0
    5.8 mi / 1417 ft gain
    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 Hurricane Creek crossing (log with handrail) after ...
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