Welcome to the Chattanooga Adventure Guide’s Best Dog Friendly Adventures section. You will find information on the best dog friendly adventures in the Chattanooga, TN area including N. Chickamauga Creek, Savage Day Gulf, Tennessee River Gorge, Suck Creek, and Greenway Farm Dog Park.
Trail Tip: Leash laws vary throughout the area. Please be aware of posted/area regulations.
Located within 20 minutes of downtown Chattanooga, the North Chickamauga Creek Pocket Wilderness is centered around a ten mile long gorge. There are 10 miles of hiking trails that are perfect for taking your canine friend on a walk. On a hot day, the North Chickamauga Creek makes for a perfect place to take a swim. Your canine friend will love your forever for taking them on this adventure.
Directions from Chattanooga: Take 27 N to the Thrasher Pike exit and turn left. Go approx. 1 mile to Dayton Pike, and then turn right. Proceed 1 mile to Montlake Road. Take a left and proceed 1.5 miles to the entrance on the left.
Savage Gulf is a 15,590-acre natural area known for its canyons and gorges. This 5 mile loop that starts at the Ranger Station offers several creek crossings, mostly shaded trails, and nice overlooks. At mile 1.5, a side trail leads to Savage Falls Overlook. At 2 miles, the trail leads past Rattlesnake Point Overlook which boasts a sweet view of Savage Gulf. The trail then follows an old railroad bed until it reaches the loop junction.
Directions from Chattanooga: Take 27 N to the Signal Mountain Rd. / US-127 exit. Follow this for 28 miles to New Hwy 8/TN-111. Follow for 8 miles to a left onto Artillery Rd. /State Route 399. Follow for 5 miles to Ranger Station.
With plenty of trails to choose from, Raccoon Mountain makes for a great place to take your dog on an adventure. For a nice loop with some killer views we suggest hitting the Split Rock Trail to the Tennessee River Gorge Trail. There is not much water on this trail so load up at Laurel Point or at the Visitor’s Center.
Directions from Chattanooga: Take I-24 W to exit 175. Turn right at Browns Ferry Rd. and travel for .9 mile to Elder Mountain Rd. Turn left on Elder Mountain Rd. and travel for 1.8 miles to TVA Access Rd. Turn left onto TVA Access Rd. Follow the road around the reservoir to hit Laurel Point or the Visitor’s Center.
Suck Creek is a great place for swimming during the summer months. Park at one of the many pull offs on Suck Creek Rd., and take your dog for a hike/swim in Suck Creek. Check out the Cumberland Trail for a hiking adventure that will take you and your dog over upper and lower Suck Creek. The trail crosses Suck Creek Rd. about 4 miles from the bottom of the mountain.
Directions from Chattanooga: Take 27 N to the Signal Mountain Rd. exit. Continue on Signal Mountain Rd. for approx. 3 miles to a left turn on Suck Creek Rd. Continue on Suck Creek Rd. for approx. 5 miles until you cross Suck Creek. Park at one of the many pull offs and hike down to the creek.
Centrally located, the Chew Chew Canine Park offers a place for dogs to run and play. Features a few obstacles to add some excitement for the canines.
Directions from Chattanooga: Take I-24 to the Broad St./US-11 exit. Keep right at the fork in the exit ramp and follow signs for N. Broad St. for .4 mile. Turn left at W 20th St. and continue for .3 mile. Turn Right at Carter St. and destination will be on left in .1 mile.