The McLemore area is home to over 100 trails of various terrain suitable for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. In addition, the climate of northwest Georgia provides almost year round enjoyment for visitors.
Opened in October 2011, the Five Points Trail System located in Rising Fawn, Ga., is the region's newest trail system. It is comprised of nearly 20 miles of multi-use trail. This project resulted from a partnership between SORBA Chattanooga, The Lula Lake Land Trust, and Cloudland Canyon State Park. Construction began in November of 2010 and was completed in October 2011. The Five Points trail system is considered one of the most diverse trail systems in the Chattanooga area with trails that cater to all ability levels and allow for a nearly endless number of unique ways to string the total mileage together.
Cloudland Canyon State Park provides varying degrees of difficulty primarily tailored to hiking. There are ample biking trails that connect to the Cloudland Canyon trail system, as well as a few for horseback riding. The terrain is rugged and mountainous, populated by picturesque canyons, waterfalls and overlooks.
The Pigeon Mountain trail system includes miles of single-track and double-track great for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The lengths and difficulties of each trail varies, so please consult maps and recommendations at each trailhead.
Loaded with history and beauty, Lookout Mountain contains a variety of trail systems tailored to hiking, biking and horseback riding. The difficulty of these trails, as well as the distance, range from beginner to very strenuous. Located through Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama and running north to south for over one hundred miles, Lookout Mountain provides a little something for every trail enthusiast.
The Lula Lake Land Trust is populated by numerous rugged waterfalls and scenic overlooks. A multitude of multi-use trails that span many different areas which vary in length and difficulty. To protect its landscape and features, Lula Lake is open to the public only one weekend per month. So be sure plan your visit to take advantage of this unique property.
The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain in Walker County, Georgia is considered to be among the finest areas for wildflowers in Georgia. It is a part of the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area, and is home to the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail, a short down and back trail that features a boardwalk, waterfall and nearly 50 varieties of wildflowers. This area is frequented in March and April, when wildflowers are in bloom. Some of the wildflowers include the bloodroot, blue cohosh, bluebells, four-leaved milkweed and dozens more.