Spring in Chattanooga is off to a beautiful start, and is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the area’s incredible natural beauty. Overall, Chattanooga is a very bike-friendly community. Whether you bring your own bike or rent one downtown, there are a variety of beautiful bike trails to enjoy in and around the city. Bike trails range in difficulty, too, including those more suitable for a leisurely ride along the river, or a single-track adventure in the hills. After an afternoon on the bike trails, our luxury accommodations will be waiting, including our pool and sun-deck, which opens in May. Book a room at the Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain today.
Chattanooga’s Top Bike Trails
Chattanooga’s status as a bike-friendly community has grown in recent years, to the point that it now hosts two large USA Cycling professional road championships in the city. The IRONMAN Triathlon series brings athletes from all over the world to ride (and swim and run) around Chattanooga, and the annual 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge has been the Southeast’s premier century ride for more than 25 years. Beyond those two events, there are plenty of great bike trails to enjoy around Chattanooga. Here are a few of our favorites:
- The Tennessee Riverwalk is a wide walking/biking path that winds along the Tennessee River for 13 miles, starting at the Chickamauga Dam, to Ross’ Landing in downtown Chattanooga. It also connects via bridge to the Chickamauga Creek Greenway, for even more miles of beautiful cycling around Chattanooga.
- The Moccasin Bend Loop, popular with road cyclists, is a two-lane stretch of road that meanders down the iconic Chattanooga peninsula known as Moccasin Bend.
- If you’re looking for a longer and more scenic bike trail, head to the Mountain Cove Loop, which traverses 80 miles up Lookout Mountain and back down the other side.
- If you’re looking for some adventurous mountain biking opportunities, one of the best places to go is Raccoon Mountain, which boasts nearly 30 miles of singletrack bike trails, fit for both intermediate and advanced riders.
- Stringers Ridge is also popular with mountain bikers, and features some truly beautiful views of Chattanooga.
Once you’ve worked up a sweat and are ready to unwind, return to the Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast. We have a variety of outdoor spaces to enjoy, including our pool and sundeck, opening in May, as well as our outdoor fire pit. Dinner can be enjoyed just down the street at the Café on the Corner, which offers a variety of sumptuous Southern dishes. Get to know the bike trails of Chattanooga this spring, and book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast.