McDonald, Tennessee

Top Spots in and near McDonald

  • Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

    Bouldering Stone Fort, TN

    4.5
    0.25 mi
    Stone Fort sits atop the Cumberland Plateau just half an hour from downtown Chattanooga, and is one of the premiere bouldering locations in the Southeast. One of the three sites of the annual Triple Crown Bouldering competition, Stone Fort offers a wealth of climbing problems for any climber's a...
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  • Ocoee, Tennessee

    Whitewater Raft the Middle Ocoee River

    5.0
    The middle Ocoee River offers Class III and Class IV rapids through the southern Appalachian Mountains. Those with their own vessels can put into the river just below the Ocoee #2 TVA Dam. For those who do not have a vessel, there are numerous river guide companies who offer guided adventures. Th...
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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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  • Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

    Hike the Hogskin Loop to Stripmine Falls

    2.5
    1.3 mi
    Stripmine Falls is not the biggest waterfall in the area, but it is both beautiful and accessible with just a short and easy out-and-back (or loop) hike.  The additional attraction of cool swimming pools along Chickamauga creek make this an ideal destination for a day full of relaxation and adven...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Stroll Chattanooga's Walnut Street Bridge

    5.0
    Chattanooga's Walnut Street Bridge was once almost demolished, but instead it was revitalized to be one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world. Connecting the Downtown Arts District to Northshore's Frazier Avenue, this bridge hosts visitors and locals year round. Whether you walk, bike, o...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Park Day at Renaissance Park

    4.0
    Renaissance Park is a 23-acre urban wetlands park, snuggled between the Market Street Bridge and Cherokee Blvd. on Chattanooga's North Shore. This pet-friendly park features nature trails, an outdoor pavilion, public art, and more. If you're smart, you'll bring some broken down cardboard and slid...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Bike or Run the Tennessee Riverwalk

    4.0
    13 mi
    The Tennessee Riverwalk is a part of the Tennessee Riverpark System that features the Coolidge Park, Renaissance Park, Ross's Landing, and the Walnut Street Bridge, all jewels of downtown Chattanooga. It is a networks of boardwalks, bridges, and paved pathways that runs alongside the Tennessee Ri...
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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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  • Benton, Tennessee

    Chilhowee Overlook

    5.0
    Catch the sunset, bring friends and a picnic, or gaze at the stars from this classic Tennessee overlook! To reach Chilhowee Overlook, follow U.S. Highway from Ocoee, Tennessee for 8 miles then turn left onto Oswald Road. Follow Oswald Road for 3.75 miles until you encounter the overlook on your ...
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  • Benton, Tennessee

    Hike to Benton Falls

    5.0
    3.2 mi / 318 ft gain
    Start this hike from the parking lot of the Chilhowee Day Use Area (here you must remember to bring $3 cash to pay the day use fee). To begin, walk along the path to the left of the facilities until you come to the trailhead.  Start here continuing along the left-side of the lake. After passing t...
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  • Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    Hike to Rainbow Falls

    4.7
    5.7 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Most Rainbow Lake Trail hikers have seen or heard the majestic Rainbow Falls, but fewer have ventured down the treacherous path to the falls themselves. Albeit a bit daunting, especially if there has been recent rain, the path from Rainbow Lake Trail down to Rainbow Falls is a rewarding trek for ...
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  • Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

    Photograph Moccasin Bend From Point Park

    4.0
    Located in Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Point Park is a ten acre memorial park that overlooks the Lookout Mountain Battlefield and the city of Chattanooga. There is a paved walking path around the park that takes visitors by several historic tablets, monuments, confederat...
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  • Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    Hike to Edwards Point

    4.7
    5.8 mi / 50 ft gain
    The Signal Point to Edwards Points trail serves as the southernmost leg of the Cumberland Trail, winding through part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. From the initial Signal Point overlook, the path descends into Middle Creek Gorge, passes through the Rainbow Lake Wilde...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Hike and Swim at the Middle Creek Slide

    3.0
    4 mi / 200 ft gain
    You park just west of the map waypoint on the wide shoulder (remember to lock your car, thefts have been reported in this area).  The trailhead is really just an opening on the side of the road. Follow this to the creek and start making your way along the rocks upstream.  The difficulty of the cl...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Hike to Middle Creek Falls

    3.5
    0.5 mi
    Middle Creek Falls, despite its proximity to the Cumberland Trail hikes, has no official designated trail. However, there is a pull-off on Suck Creek Road (informally marked by graffiti and bumper stickers adorning the guard rail) with room on either side of the street to park.  The trail begins ...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Relax at Sunset Rock

    4.3
    Sunset Rock provides spectacular access to the Bluff and Gum Spring Trails for hiking, is home to some of the top trad climbing routes in the area, and is perfect for residents and visitors alike who are seeking a great view of the Chattanooga area. Parking is allowed in a tiny lot provided on We...
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Camping and Lodging in McDonald

Chattanooga North / Cleveland KOA Journey
McDonald, Tennessee

Chattanooga North / Cleveland KOA Journey

Chilhowee Campground
Benton, Tennessee

Chilhowee Campground

Chilhowee Group Camp
Benton, Tennessee

Chilhowee Group Camp

Parksville Lake Rv Campground
Reliance, Tennessee

Parksville Lake Rv Campground

Quinn Springs Pavilion
Benton, Tennessee

Quinn Springs Pavilion

Thunder Rock Campground
Copperhill, Tennessee

Thunder Rock Campground