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Explore the best rated trails in Middle Valley, TN. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Savage Day Loop and Volkswagen Drive Sidepath. With more than 11 trails covering 63 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Eureka Trail

Distance Increase

September, 2022 by mitch.moore.athens

This great family rails to trails is now 5.6 miles. There is a trailhead in Englewood and a trailhead in Athens. There are now bathrooms at the Athens Trailhead. There is ample parking at the Athens Trailhead.

Eureka Trail

Distance Increase

September, 2022 by mitch.moore.athens

This great family rails to trails is now 5.6 miles. There is a trailhead in Englewood and a trailhead in Athens. There are now bathrooms at the Athens Trailhead. There is ample parking at the Athens Trailhead.

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

Wonderful trail and scenery. Terrible directional signage.

September, 2022 by fbooth

Great scenery and accommodations. The directional signage for the trail is poor, especially for newcomers to the city. The maze of trails south of the art museum is very confusing. Although there are warning signs for the wooden plank bridges, they can be very slippery when wet.

Accordion

Mountain Goat Trail

Nice trail mostly under shade trees!

August, 2022 by wford1

This trail is very accessible. Can park in a lot at the trailhead in Swanee. Old railroad bed that has been paved. Slight elevation contours and relatively straight. Coupled it with a really good ride at the Universities’s campus. Very quaint and beautiful campus. Rode when school was not in session so we had unobstructed ride. Great little sandwich shops downtown. Would recommend all the above.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Now complete

June, 2022 by smithsr

Boardwalks and bridges are amazing! Trail is now completed for 13 miles from Riverwalk to Camp Jordan. A little confusing at Shallowford Road and Caine Street. Zoom in on Google maps to see sidewalks to connect. Great ride!

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

A GREAT ride!

June, 2022 by drcalland19

What a great experience! My wife and I are new to TN trails and had heard a lot about this trail - it DOES NOT disappoint. Tons of shade, places to stop and view nature, architecture, rest - even places to put air in your tires and repair your bike. The trail has myriad places to stop if restrooms are needed. There are several places on the trail where it really isn't the best for inexperienced bikers. This is related to ramps that weave back and forth at 90 degree turns-not good for crowds- definitely need to walk the bike in these spaces. Next time we are taking a picnic or perhaps stopping and one of the many eateries near walnut street bridge. What a great day!

Eureka Trail

Quiet, well maintained, Athens Trailhead amazing

May, 2022 by lucinda.f.peters

The trail is well maintained, very wide, shady, and offers a beautiful ride. We rode bicycles and the gravel was compact making for a nice trip. Lovely scenery with quiet surroundings with sounds of birds & water ¿. The Athens Trailhead has an extremely nice parking area with restrooms. Bicycle maintenance station is available too. ¿. We were disappointed with the horse droppings on the trail. It only seems fair that horse owners clean up after themselves given dog owners do the same.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Great for a family bike ride

May, 2022 by marknshann

This trail is really well done. The trail is easy to follow. Fairly wide and well kept. Plenty of shade in most parts. Nice views of the river and from the bridges.

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

Awesome biking experience on the Riverwalk Trail. Beautifully maintained and great to experience!!! Highly recommend!!!

May, 2022 by jadapol

Awesome biking experience on the Riverwalk Trail. Beautifully maintained and great to experience!!! Highly recommend!!!

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

AWESOME URBAN TRAIL!

April, 2022 by thejake91739

On a cool March morning with a threat of rain, we experienced the riverwalk on our bikes. Traveling from Southern California, we stayed in the perfectly placed Marriott Springhill Suites right on the trail at Cameron Harbor. From there we biked upriver to the TVA Chickamauga Dam, a distance of about eight miles before returning the same way.

The trail is in superb condition, mostly concrete and some boardwalks. Twists and turns, bridges, spectacular river views, and more art installations than I have ever seen along a bike trail make this an incredible ride! Even though we had to come back the same way, seeing the river from the downriver angle gave me an entirely different perspective and awesome views.

On the way back, we took the time to take a short spur out along South Chickamauga Creek where it joins the Tennessee River. This is a great scenic viewpoint, and if you have kids with you there are several playground spots along this portion of the trail.

We also took the time on the way back to cross the Walker Street Pedestrian Bridge just for the fun of it. Great views up and down the river from the center of the architecturally pleasing structure. Well worth the time!

On the downside, there were a couple of spots that left the river, veered inland, and made their way around some industry where you do have to cross some not very busy streets, but that's life in the big city. It's too bad the big businesses couldn't donate a strip of their land along the riverfront to the city for the good of the community and the continuity of the riverfront trail.. Also, be prepared for a couple of short climbs, and the noise of the street traffic is pretty annoying in a couple of places.

However, all in all, for an urban trail system, I must say the city planners did a tremendous job, and the maintenance of the path is absolutely outstanding! This retired teacher gives the city of Chattanooga an A+ and the trail five stars! We are so glad we selected this city and its trail for our Tennessee bike ride on our quest to bicycle in all fifty states!

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

awesome.

April, 2022 by debtsucks58

Now completed to Camp Jordan. Beautiful scenery along the creek on incredible board walk system. Bonus - on weekends perfect train spotting location where it crosses the TVRM track. See the Southern 4501 steam engine from different angles crossing the bridge over the creek.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Good News

April, 2022 by dahlden1

This trail is completed!! It is now time to get the map on this app updated. We started at Riverpark and rode to Camp Jordan. This trail in the first 2/3s is made up of boardwalks. The boards are spaced together and fairly smooth. I was pleasantly surprised by the smoothness of this trail. The southern 1/3 of the trail is constructed of decaying asphalt and needs repair. There are two places that signage needs to be placed to help riders make the correct turns. The first is about a mile from Riverpark. There needs to be a sign indicating staying to the right. The second signage needs to be at Shallowford and Airport Roads. Riders need to turn West on Shallowford and stay on the sidewalk.

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