Stringer’s Ridge

Stringers Ridge is a 92-acre urban wilderness park located in the heart of North Chattanooga. The ridge overlooks the North Shore, the Tennessee River, and downtown Chattanooga’s revitalized waterfront. There are 7 miles of multi-use trails for both bikers and pedestrians, with some spur trails designated as foot-traffic only. The trail terrain consists of well-groomed singletrack with rolling hills and some short steep sections. Some of the trails are beginner friendly and family oriented, allowing for a leisurely stroll, while other sections are designated for more experienced hikers and bikers. 

The park has two trailheads; one on the south end on Old Bell Avenue, the other is on the north end located on Spears Avenue, which has ample parking, restroom facilities, a bike repair station and a pump track. An outlook structure was added near the top of the ridge to provide a spectacular view of the city. 

The park is a result of a citizen-based effort to preserve one of the last large natural areas within the City of Chattanooga limits. Over the course of almost three years The Tennessee River Gorge Trust, the City of Chattanooga and The Trust for Public Land lead this project from conception to completion. SORBA Chattanooga assisted by coordinating trail construction days and providing tools as well as training volunteers for continued trail maintenance.


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Trail Map

Hours and Cost

Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset

Cost: Free

Pet Friendly

Yes, on leash


City of Chattanooga Parks

 Outdoor Chattanooga
200 River St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405

Tennessee River Gorge Trust
1214 Dartmouth Street
Chattanooga, TN 37405

Trust for Public Land
202 Tremont St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 265-5229


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