Rolling valley terrain, steep mountain climbs, gently winding riverside trails...Chattanooga offers an amazing diversity of options when it comes to biking. So whether you're traveling with the family or looking to get your heart pumping on a solo ride, hop in the saddle and get ready to experience this southern town by bike.Photo courtesy of Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau
Best for Beginners
Even unseasoned cyclists or families have plenty of options in Chattanooga. One of the best is the 13-mile stretch of sidewalk running alongside the Tennessee River. With plenty of picnicking spots and playgrounds along the way, it's an excellent trail for families looking to spend the day outdoors. Beginners can also try the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway, a semi-paved, semi-gravel trail running alongside the creek in the heart of Chattanooga.
Experienced cyclists looking for a challenge should try the Suck Creek-Signal Mountain Loop, a 62.5-mile trail featuring two intense climbs with panoramic views of Sequatchie Valley as a reward for all that sweat. Just when the burn in your legs starts to feel unbearable, you'll enjoy a mostly downhill return through the valley known as "God's Country."Photo courtesy of Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau
Something in Between
If you're looking for something a little more challenging than a paved park path but aren't quite ready to take on a mountain, Chattanooga has a couple of great options. For starters, head out on the 5.6-mile loop around Chickamauga Lake in Booker T. Washington State Park. Add a little history lesson to your ride at the 13-mile Chickamauga Battlefield trail, where you'll ride the very same terrain where more than 15,000 men perished.