Greenway Farm Park + North Chickamauga Creek

The Greenway Farm Park is a 180-acre city park along North Chickamauga Creek in Hixson, TN, located off Hamill Road approximately 1 mile east of Highway 153. The 220 total acres managed by the City of Chattanooga as the North Chickamauga Creek Greenway features 6 miles of walking, running, hiking, and biking trails, and 2 canoe access points along a 2.5 mile stretch of North Chickamauga Creek. Facilities at the Greenway Farm include the farmhouse with space available for rent for events, an off-leash dog park, and bathroom facilities.

Outdoor Chattanooga and the non-profit North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy maintain offices at the Farm. The Outdoor Chattanooga Barn houses the City of Chattanooga’s fleet of canoes, whitewater and sea kayaks, and serves as a hub for their outdoor recreation programming.

Running, Hiking, Biking

The main Greenway Trail along North Chickamauga Creek is a mixed-use trail of asphalt or crushed rock surface. There are spur trails that include mowed grass trails and single-track dirt trails. The Boy Scout Trail within TVA’s Big Ridge Small Wild Area is restricted to foot traffic only. The Small Wild Area is a sensitive preserve of plant and animal habitats and includes a population of the federally threatened wildflower Scutellaria montana, or large-flowered skullcap. The Boy Scout Trail is a steep trek up the side of Big Ridge that makes it a challenging 1.25-mile loop.


North Chickamauga Creek begins on the Cumberland Plateau, spilling Class IV/V whitewater down the ridge until it flattens in the Tennessee River valley. When the creek reaches the community of Hixson, it becomes a perfect creek for families and beginners in any type of paddle craft to enjoy an afternoon paddle along the 2.5-mile stretch that bends around a peninsula at the City of Chattanooga’s Greenway Farm Park. There are two public canoe/kayak launch points at the park for convenience. Creek levels can fluctuate due to water releases from TVA’s Chickamauga Dam on the Tennessee River. Be aware of release schedules before launching.






Hours and Cost

Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset

Cost: Free

Pet Friendly

Yes. Fenced dog park for off leash play
Dogs must be on leash every where else in park


City of Chattanooga Parks


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