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Brainerd Levee

The lightly graveled greenway that runs atop the Brainerd Levee is a perfect off road bicycling destination for beginners, children and those who want easy, flat terrain.

The levee’s special feature is an adjacent wetland, which serves as a stopover site for dozens of migrating waterfowl in the spring and fall, including Sandhill and Whooping Cranes.

With a paved loop around Camp Jordan Park in the City of East Ridge, the trail runs one way for 5.5 miles from the trailhead at Shallowford Rd.

Part of the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway, the Levee and Camp Jordan loop will eventually join a greenway system that will connect to downtown Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain.

Related Activities

Day hiking, trail running, birding

Activity Type

Beginner, family, leisure, flat
3.5 miles gravel, 2 miles paved

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga

6.3 miles | 16 minutes

GPS Coordinates

35.046441, -85.218914

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Dawn to dusk

Contact Information

City of Chattanooga Parks (Brainerd Levee)

City of Chattanooga Parks

City of East Ridge (Camp Jordan)

City of East Ridge Parks and Recreation

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