Signal Point Trail (Cumberland Trail, Prentice Cooper State Forest): A must do hike in Chattanooga filled with scenic overlooks, waterfalls, swinging bridges, and water side campsites! A short hike from the parking lot, hikers are greeted with an overlook of the Tennessee River Gorge and downtown Chattanooga. A couple of miles further, and hikers will encounter Rainbow Falls on their left. To complete the day, stop at Shuford’s BBQ at the bottom of Signal Mountain.
Directions from Chattanooga: Take Hwy 27 N to Signal Mtn. Rd. exit. Take Signal Mtn. Rd./US 127 for 5 miles to left on to Signal Mtn. Blvd. Follow 0.1 mile to left on Mississippi Ave. Follow for 0.8 mile to right on to James Blvd. for 0.2 mile to left on to Signal Point Rd. Follow 0.3 mile to parking area.