Family Friendly Cycling
Looking for a safe place to take the family for a bike ride? Southeast Tennessee has plenty of car-free recreation paths that are perfect for a leisurely bike ride without having to worry about traffic.
The most popular rec path in the region is the 13-mile Chattanooga Riverwalk, which follows the Tennessee River from the Chickamauga Dam all the way to the foot of Lookout Mountain. The Riverwalk also provides access to the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway, which provides another 3.5 miles of scenic cycling alongside the creek.
This beautiful Greenway runs through central Cleveland for four miles with no street crossings and is lighted 24/7, making it an excellent option for exploring the city by bike.
Mountain Goat Trail
Though currently only 4.6 miles, this car-free paved rec path will eventually span 37 miles, connecting a number of towns on the Cumberland Plateau overlooking Sequatchie Valley, including Sewanee, Monteagle and Tracy City.
1400 E. Madison Ave., Athens to Engelwood, TN | 423-744-2702
Following a former railroad bed, this gravel trail winds nearly 5 miles through the woods and rural landscape before ending at the outskirts of Englewood, Tenn.
Trailheads @ Shallowford Rd. and Camp Jordan Park
City of Chattanooga Parks | 423-425-6311
This path is 5.5 miles from the trailhead at Shallowford Road in Brainerd to Camp Jordan Park in East Ridge, and is is gravel for 3.5 miles and paved for 2 miles.