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Take the River to Clouds Route

A new long-distance trail route connecting the Chattanooga riverfront to Cloudland Canyon State Park is coming soon to the area.

NOOGAtoday | River to Clouds Route

“Connecting downtown Chattanooga to Cloudland Canyon State Park has long been a vision of our organization, starting with our founders in 1994.” — Executive Director of Lula Lake Land Trust Cody Roney

Photo by Lula Lake Land Trust

Rivers (and clouds) til’ we reach you. The adventurous folks will be getting a new trail system to explore. The River to Clouds Route will be unveiled on Monday, Nov. 6.

Thanks to an initiative by Thrive Regional Partnership + collaborations, this long-distance trail system spans 34 miles, connecting Rising Fawn, GA to the Chattanooga Riverwalk in St. Elmo. Once open, the trail will be suitable for biking, trail running, and hiking.

You can expect single and double-track trails that will allow you to get up close to “rocky technical sections, scenic overlooks, tumbling mountain streams, waterfalls, hidden hollers, unique rock formations, abandoned mines, and several historical sites.”

Note: The trail will pass through Lula Lake Land Trust’s Core Preserve where a daily $5 permit is required. Read up on rules + regulations for when the trail opens.

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