Big Soddy Gulf

The Big Soddy Creek Gulf area, called the “Gulf” by locals, is a pristine, 285 acre wilderness area located about a half an hour north of Chattanooga.

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The Gulf offers hiking trails, mountain and gorge views, natural habitats, waterfalls, flora, wildlife, and rock formations along Big Soddy Creek.

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An easy 1.2 mile hike along the creek takes you to the confluence of Board Camp Creek and Big Soddy, where a blue hole and open recreation area provide opportunities for swimming and picnicking.

Activity Type
Day hiking, swimming, off road bicycling (family friendly), ADA access (3rd Saturdays, Apr. – Oct.)

Activity Difficulty
Family friendly, easy walking and bicycling.

Related Activities
Picnicking, swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga
22.4 miles | 25 minutes

GPS Coordinates
35.301856, -85.166209

Google Map to Big Soddy Gulf

Dates | Hours
Sunrise to Sunset

Rest Rooms
No. Practice Leave No Trace

Public Camping
Campfires Prohibited

Yes, leashed and please pick up waste.

In Case of Emergency
Dial 911

Contact Information
City of Soddy-Daisy
9835 Dayton Pike
Soddy-Daisy, Tn 37379
Big Soddy Gulf Website

Big Soddy Gulf