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.