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“Nice place for hiking”

Raccoon Mountain Dam
Ranked #29 of 149 things to do in Chattanooga
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Pensacola, Florida
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice place for hiking”
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Was a really nice hike leaving from the Laurel Park with my wife and 5, 8, and 10 year old children. While traveling around the perimeter lake we got to see a bald eagle catch a fish and fly off. Was really beautiful. Wish we had more time and next time we will bring our bikes.

Visited April 2014
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Hiking Gem”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very cool access road that lets you drive on top of the dam (one-way) for the full 8500'+ length. Spectacular views of Lookout Valley and the Tennessee River Gorge, good hiking trails, somewhat easy to get turned around. Set a GPS waypoint. Park at Laurel Point and hike back to the dam for a good, solid, woodsy, relatively easy hike.

Visited April 2014
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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499 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Awesome Bike Trails & Hiking”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

This TVA property is owned and maintained by TVA, a branch of the federal government. Be sure and go to the visitor center to the Tennessee River Gorge overlook. Beautiful view. There are miles and miles of trails, all accessible by foot, and most by bike.

Visited October 2013
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“beautiful drive”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

Went for a Sunday evening drive and ended up going up Raccoon mnt. Beautyful drive and views from the top over lookd downtown Chattanooga. Lot of deer, mountain bike riding all over the mountain hiking trails as well, fishing down on the river not bad either.

Visited December 2013
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“nice view”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

The dam is a very nice/quiet place to visit. Very scenic but the visitor's center is closed until april so be aware of this before you go. I would recommend this if in the area as the natural area is so nice and scenic.

Visited January 2014
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