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Raccoon Mountain Dam

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Address: TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Raccoon Mountain after hours

My family and I arrived on the day their hours changed, it was our first time there. There was no one around, the trip up the mountain was gorgeous, the air was cool and crisp... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 4, 2016
Leah C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

My family and I arrived on the day their hours changed, it was our first time there. There was no one around, the trip up the mountain was gorgeous, the air was cool and crisp, it was mesmerizing! There were plenty of stand alone outdoor information plaques, models or old turbines out to see and get the general idea of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

I 24 traffic was stopped eastbound so we went west and got off on US Route 41. What a scenic area this was as we followed it around back to Chattanooga up over the mountain along the Tennessee River which we wouldn't have seen if traffic wasn't stopped. This area was beautiful to drive. We came across this dam area... More 

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Glorious views of a very scenic part of the obscure area of the city of Chattanooga. Go for sure and take a picnic lunch to spend some time and enjoy the wonderful educational information at the visitor center. You will be awed by the hydroelectric installation. Our docents were the best and very knowlegable about the area. It is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Great place to take a drive and look over the city. Lot's of trails. Enjoyed the learning about the power plant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I love taking my family here for picnics. There are multiple hiking trails for people of various abilities. The picnic area is well maintained. There are lots of areas for kids to run and play. Also, the views are spectacular. If you get a chance to go to the Vistor's Center, you should take it. This is a fascinating place... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This was breathtaking. Note, it is not at the same location as the raccoon mountain caverns. It's about a mile away and the sign says 'TVA Pump Station'. It didn't say anything about trails or an overlook. We turned around at the entrance and went to the cave, then they told us we had gone to the right place the... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

While hiking along Lookout Mountain, we met a couple who asked us if we had been up to the Dam on Raccoon Mountain. We had told them we had never heard of it and they encouraged us to go talking about how beautiful it was. It was so close to Lookout Mountain that we decided to hike there as well.... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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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