Best Dog Friendly Adventures | Chattanooga
Ready to hit the trail or the river with your Pup? We’ve got you covered with our picks for some of the best Dog Friendly Adventures in Chattanooga.
Trail Tip: Leash laws vary throughout the area. Please be aware of posted regulations.
Explore North Chickamauga Creek Pocket Wilderness (Soddy Daisy): 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 Hwy 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 Day Loop (Savage Gulf State Natural Area): 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: Follow Hwy 27 N for 21 miles to TN 111 N. Follow for 26 miles to left onto TN 399 W/Rifle Range Rd. Follow for 4.5 miles to right at TN 399 W/Artillery Rd. Follow for 3.6 miles to ranger station on left.
Swimming at Suck Creek (Signal Mountain, Chattanooga): 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 Hwy 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.
Greenway Farm Dog Park (Hixson): Dogs can enjoy leash-free fun in a safe environment at Greenway Farm’s three-acre dog park, which features metal jumps and platforms, trees, benches and a doggie drinking fountain. Located just a few minutes from downtown Chattanooga in Hixson, Greenway Farm is a natural park where dogs can accompany their owners on-leash throughout 180-acres of wooded trails, meadows, green fields and natural creek beds along North Chickamauga Creek.
Directions from Chattanooga: Take Hwy 27 N for 11.5 miles to Hwy 153 S (Chickamauga Dam exit). Take Hwy 153 S for 4 miles to Hamill Rd. Turn left on Hamill Rd. and go 1.5 miles to Greenway Farm entrance on right.