Located just 15 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, Raccoon Mountain offers 30 miles of intermediate to advanced singletrack trails for the experienced mountain biker, intense trail runner or avid hiker. The trail system winds around the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility, which creates a large reservoir on top of the mountain.
Thanks to SORBA Chattanooga, Raccoon Mountain is a popular mountain biking destination for locals and visitors seeking intermediate to advanced trails, fast descents, and technical features. Road cyclists can take advantage of the steep climbs up and fast descents down the mountain, or enjoy a leisurely paced pedal along with the one-way paved roadway that circles the reservoir on top of the mountain. Be sure to pause at the visitor center to learn more about TVA’s largest hydroelectric facility.
The public access boat ramp located at the base of the mountain on the Tennessee River is popular with recreational paddlers and fisherman. You can use it for an out and back paddle or as part of a longer paddle down the TN River Blueway. Finally, Raccoon Mountain Caverns & Campground is home to Tennessee’s highest rated cave and offers a premier RV park & campground. Tour the nationally recognized cave system, pan for gemstones, or relax by a campfire while taking in the spectacular views of Lookout and Raccoon Mountains.
Trails Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset
Cost: Free access to all trails + visitor center
Yes, on a leash
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