Maclellan Island

May 4, 2022

Maclellan Island By: Sam Lennon Have you ever wondered about that island in the middle of the Tennessee River only a stone’s throw from downtown Chattanooga? Maybe you were enjoying a romantic stroll over the Walnut Street bridge when that forested island caught your eye. I know I have spent quite a few sunny afternoons […]

A Turds Eye View

April 7, 2022

Composting Toilets:A Turds Eye View By Sam Lennon Pooping in the woods is more complicated than you think. There are quite a few differing methods, but one stands out among the crowd.  The first, most common method of dealing with waste is the cathole excrement method. You dig a small hole, do your business, and […]

Walden’s Ridge Park

March 3, 2022

Chattanooga’s Mountain Biking Scene Is Going Downhill Fast Riders speed across freshly formed berms with only an index finger lightly placed on the brake lever. They snake down the trail with tremendous speed. The bikes are practically horizontal as they round each sweeping switchback. The leader of the pack turns the corner to face a […]

Wild Trails Profile Video

November 15, 2017

Encouraging and promoting healthy and active lifestyles through trail running, flat water paddling and other forms of outdoor recreation while advocating for the protection and preservation of natural spaces.

Rock/Creek Outfitters Hosts Cumberland Trail Work Celebration

March 12, 2017

Not sure if you\’ve heard but there\’s been quite a bit of work happening lately on the Cumberland Trail. This Tennessee State Park is the first linear park in TN, cutting through 11 counties as it crosses the state from North to South. Wild Trails is proud to be a strong supporter and partner in […]

Wild Trails Certifies New Sawyers for Work on Chattanooga Trails

August 28, 2014

In April 2013, Wild Trails began an official sawyer certification program. A sawyer is a someone who saws wood. Wild Trails decided to have the certification program to make certain that persons using a chainsaw to help Wild Trails clear trails had a thorough knowledge of not only chainsaws, but chainsaw safety. To get the job […]

Grant Recipients Southeast Youth Corps Work at Rainbow Lake

July 31, 2014

 Wild Trail\’s mission is to encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle through trail running and other forms of outdoor recreation and to advocate to protect and preserve land (natural spaces) used for such activities. One of the ways that we do this is to give grants to groups and organizations that embrace these same […]

Girl Trail Opens

July 17, 2014

What started out as a volunteer project for Summer Wofford turned into so much more. When Summer approached Randy Whorton of Wild Trails about some work she could do for Wild Trails, he told her \”[The trail is] all yours—you build it; you name it.\” The trail took on the name Girl Trail because after one […]

How to Break a Sweat with a Zip-line

July 16, 2014

Last Wednesday, June 25th, Randy Whorton and Shane Shelton of the Wild Trails crew worked at North Chickamauga Creek to put in a new stone staircase down to one of the many swimming holes along North Chickamauga creek. The parking lot for the North Chickamauga Creek Segment has been closed all of June for maintenance and […]

Wild Trails funding helps add new trails at ESNP

May 31, 2014

Trail work recently finished on several miles of new trails at Enterprise South Nature Park. Two-way bike traffic is eliminated, making it safer and more fun for everybody.  Below is a write-up by Mike Scott, who was instrumental in both organizing the project and laboring himself. He emphasizes: \”This project would not have happened without […]