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Raccoon Mountain Dam

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Address: TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Nice Clean Hiking Trails

Hiked 20 miles around Raccoon Mtn and the TVA dam area on the top. Lots of nice wide clean trails around the dam, top and bottom in the woods and in the sun. Some sites had picnic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hiked 20 miles around Raccoon Mtn and the TVA dam area on the top. Lots of nice wide clean trails around the dam, top and bottom in the woods and in the sun. Some sites had picnic areas and bluff trails. Lots of bikers on the trails too. Lots of serpentine trails and some elevation changes to get you out... More 

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Savannah
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit out of the mainstream but worth the detour. There are 20+ miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, plus picnic areas around a reservoir, courtesy of the TVA. Gently undulating trails of dirt, rock, and last year's dried leaves lead to rocky overlooks and open onto steeply sloped piles of rock resembling moonscapes. Quiet envelops you. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not confuse with the nearby cave. This place is absolutely beautiful and offers some of the finest, unspoiled views in the area. They have a nice walkway by the river and picnic tables literally right up against the river. There were some fishermen along the bank and other riding bikes.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to see a big government project, this is one for you, they pump water up, then let it out to generate electricity. Went there for the mountain bike trails, which were good, with various skill levels.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We drove around Raccoon Mountain and dam. Climbed the mountain for a drive along scenic road winding around the reservoir and saw deer and wild turkeys. Educational and interesting place to visit.

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Southern NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

When we visited in April, the Visitors' Center was being redone. At that time, there was just one bathroom available near the picnic tables. We thought there would be more hiking trails in the area, but we did enjoy the views. We had our picnic lunch on one of the tables. it was not crowded on a weekday afternoon in... More 

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Fort Oglethorpe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

A nice place to fish (catfish that is) Took the grandsons and they loved it. Spent the whole day. Took the Motor Home and my wife took breaks while we fished. Not many people were there that day. They have on sight security and we felt very comfortable. You could do many things there, ride bikes, camp on around past... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Wow, what a place to go walking/hiking. I have been there a few times walking the main road (about 2.5 miles) around. This is the resovoir that is used to generate electricity during peak times, It's located on top of Raccoon mountain!. There are several places to park and they do have a small park on top on the west... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This was a find at the recommendation from a guide at Racoon Mountain. So glad we ventured out to the damn. This was very interesting for the drive, sights, and views were soooo beautiful!!! The visitors center was closed but the gate guard was so nice to give us a brief explanation of the areas and info about the TVA.... More 

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Lone Oak, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This area is awesome for road biking. Traffic is minimal during the week and the road quality is excellent. Great views and great places to stop for a rest. Just be aware that your speeds can exceed 40 mph easily, so make sure you have good tyres, and great braking.

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