Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)
Five-Star Trails Chattanooga  by Johnny Molloy

240pp/maps/desc/pic
ISBN: 9780897326322

Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga is a handy guide for area residents, vacationers seeking outdoor fun, and for business travelers with a free afternoon. With a diverse collection of hiking routes, the book offers choices for everyone from solo trekkers to companions to families with either youngsters or oldsters to consider. This book profiles close-in urban and suburban locations that can satiate scenery-hungry residents and also offers routes of superlative beauty in the adjacent local, state, and national parks. All this adds up to a hiker’s nirvana. Chattanooga is ideally situated to enjoy some of the Southeast’s best scenery. To the east and south are two huge tracts of sublime and primitive national forest land -- the Chattahoochee and the Cherokee -- much within an easy drive of Chattanooga. The national forests also offer camping, hunting, fishing, nature study, and more.

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Trails from the "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This is a popular day hike to a deservedly popular waterfall. Leave from mountaintop Chilhowee Campground, high in the Cherokee National Forest, first passing McCamy Lake. From there, take a wide path ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Polk County, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Take a relatively easy hike along the beautiful banks of the wild and scenic Hiwassee River. Head upstream from the Childers Creek trailhead, tightroping riverside woods bordered by the river on one s ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Polk County, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This long hike visits the Cherokee National Forest’s Big Frog Wilderness. Th e Big Frog Trail leads from Low Gap and rises along Peavine Ridge, aiming for Big Frog. The first half of the hike is nearl ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Polk County, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: This well-loved hike traces the Cumberland Trail into a deep gorge carved by North Chickamauga Creek. Enter the mouth of the gorge, hiking alongside the scrappy boulder-choked watercourse. Come to a ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Beersheba Springs, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: The rewards exceed your eff orts on this highlight reel of a hike. Grab an initial valley view from the trailhead, then dip into the lushly wooded, waterfall-rich canyon of Sitton Gulch. Bridge Daniel ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Trenton, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The Cohutta Wilderness is one of the Southeast’s premier hiking destinations. This particular trek gives you a taste of that wild place. Hike up Jacks River, a rugged, rock-strewn valley of rapids and ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Cohutta, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Take an easy, level walk along a mountain stream so clear it is a snorkeling destination! The hike starts in Tennessee and follows the Conasauga River downstream on a wide and easy track. You will p ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Conasauga, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This hike starts at view-laden Point Park on Lookout Mountain. Wander through the monuments and cannon formations near inspiring views. Drop to Ochs Museum and incredible vistas of Chattanooga. A ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Fort Oglethorpe, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Trace the Cumberland Trail along the eastern edge of the Cumberland Escarpment above the community of Soddy-Daisy. The highlights come early. Reach a rock bluff where views open in a power line cleari ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Soddy Daisy, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: This loop cobbles a multitude of trails to form a “highlight reel” of Alabama’s DeSoto State Park. First, the Quarry Trail snakes among boulders and other rock formations to reach a Civilian Conservat ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Valley Head, AL - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: This hike rewards hikers with solitude amid rich bottomland forests and craggy ridgetop woodlands. Start on clear Ponder Creek, then meander north and climb Dicks Ridge, zigzagging on old roadbeds and ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Horn Mountain, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: There is hardly a better way to spend a warm summer day than on a cool mountain stream. Th is particular hike starts along Holly Creek, a mountain cataract full of plunge pools ideal for swimming, wit ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Eton, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: This hike takes place at a newer park on the site of a former munitions plant property. Old storage silos, roads, and other evidence of its previous life are abundant on the hike. Walk up the valley o ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Chattanooga, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: This hike explores the lower end of the designated Rock Creek Gorge Scenic Area in the Cherokee National Forest. Leave the trailhead to shortly enter the valley of Rock Creek, at first a wide, wooded ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Benton, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: The Gahuti Trail circumnavigates the crest of Fort Mountain, one of Georgia’s most distinctive peaks, located on the western perimeter of the Cohutta Mountains. The Gahuti Trail travels through a ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Chatsworth, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.9
... Preview: Take the Fiery Gizzard Trail to 60-foot Foster Falls, then walk the rim of Little Gizzard Gulf. Vistas open of the deeply carved valley where rock bluffs contrast forested hills. Reach Laurel Branch ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Signal Mountain, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Explore the incredible Gee Creek gorge. Leave the trailhead, walking an old roadbed, and then enter the gorge. Make a seemingly instantaneous entrance into the back of beyond—a wild, high, rock- and t ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Delano, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This short-but-tough hike scrambles up the north side of Rocky Face Mountain, climbing to the grave of a Confederate soldier en route to far-ranging views from open outcrops that give this peak a name ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Dalton, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: This highland hike begins at Conasauga Lake Recreation Area, then circles a high-country beaver swamp on the interpretive Birdsong Trail. From there, break off and make a moderate ascent to the peak o ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Eton, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: This hike is more than a walk to one waterfall. You will visit four cataracts, the homesite of the Greeter family, and an old-fashioned swimming hole, all on a 2-mile circuit! First, drop to the Blue ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga"
Altamont, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1