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The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway offers 9 miles of trail alongside the wooded Chickamauga Creek through eastern Chattanooga and the community of East Ridge. The path winds through a mix of landscapes, including parks, commercial areas, and residential neighborhoods. The trail is currently completed in two disconnected sections with a short gap in the middle; eventually, the trail will stretch 14 miles.
The southern segment has a gravel surface and is anchored by Camp Jordan Park, which spans 275 acres and provides a variety of recreational amenities. From the park, the trail heads north a little over 5 miles to end at Shallowford Road, just east of the Chattanooga Airport.
After the gap, the paved northern section of trail begins at Faith Road, goes under an active railroad, crosses Bonny Oaks Drive, and reaches N. Hawthorne Street, a distance of about 3.5 miles. A highlight of this segment occurs about midway near Sterchi Farm. In this area, you'll find elevated boardwalks over wetlands with steep inclines along the creek. You'll also find a canoe and kayak launch here.
Recently, the one-mile gap west from the northern trailhead to the Chattanooga Riverwalk (also known as the Tennessee Riverwalk) was closed. The Riverwalk heads into downtown Chattanooga along the Tennessee River. The two trails are connected by a 190-foot bridge.
Parking is available at the southern end of the trail in Camp Jordan Park (323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge).
For the northern segment, trailheads are available at Faith Road, Sterchi Farm (2700 block of Harrison Pike), and the 3900 block of North Hawthorne Street.
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