Johnston Woods

Situated on 375 wooded acres in McDonald, TN, 30 minutes from Chattanooga, the Johnston Woods Retreat Center is a serene base camp for outdoor adventures. They specialize in hosting retreats, weddings, and camps, offering a variety of lodge and cabin rentals for large groups.

The property contains a small lake, a disc golf course, and a multi-use singletrack trail system for mountain biking, trail running and hiking. There are two separate loop trails off the main parking area totaling 4.2-miles. The lower 1.3-mile loop trail is Easy, the upper 2.9-mile loop trail is Moderate, both are well-marked and a nice (re)treat for all skill levels.


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Hours and Cost

Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset

Cost: Free

Pet Friendly

Yes, on leash


Johnston Woods
298 Brymer Creek Rd. 
McDonald, TN 37353
(423) 476-5586


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