Wild Trails News

Chattanooga Creek Cleanup

June 2, 2022

By Sam Lennon I had only ever heard that Chattanooga Creek was a toxic wasteland, so I was expecting the worst when Randy invited me out for a paddle. But to my surprise, there were no mutant waterfowl or two-headed fish. Instead, we paddled along a peaceful creek. For an urban creek, it wasn’t half […]

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 […]

Silent Auction & Pint Night Fundraiser at OddStory Brewing | Thursday, July 12th from 6pm-9pm

July 6, 2018

Do you love your local trails and waterways here in Chattanooga? Want to help keep those trails and waterways cleared and accessible? If that\’s a resounding “yeah!” from ya, then come join us on July 12th at OddStory Brewing Company for a night of giving back! There\’ll be goodies and gear from Fleet Feet Chattanooga, […]

Healthy and Safe Running: A Detailed Guide

February 6, 2018

In case you can’t tell, we’re big fans around here at Wild Trails of getting active and getting outside! One of the best ways to do both is through running, but it’s important to know a few tips to stay safe and healthy after you lace up those shoes. Recently a member of our Chattanooga […]

200 Mile Club Holiday Challenge

November 10, 2017

Challenge Yourself – Most Active Days and/or the Most Total Club Miles This time of year is perfect for spending time with friends and family, reflecting on the accomplishments of the past months and enjoying time with loved ones. It\’s also the period of time when most of us let our foot off the gas […]

Pint Night Fundraiser at The Crash Pad for Wild Trails – Thursday, Sept 28, 2017 from 6:00-9:00pm

September 11, 2017

This will be a night of food, fun and fundraising to support the ongoing work of Wild Trails, Chattanooga\’s Trail Protection Nonprofit. In addition to the many trail races organized by Wild Trails each year in the Chattanooga area, you might not know about all of the trail building, ongoing trail maintenance, community outreach programs, and […]

SUP the State 2017 | Day Three | Kingston, TN

September 10, 2017

Day Three – September 9, 2017 – Clinch River to Kingston, TN 7:48pm – Yet another cool spot…downtown Kingston.   Follow Randy\’s trip here and Share some encouragement on Facebook

SUP the State 2017 | Day Two | Norris Dam

September 9, 2017

Day Two – September 8, 2017 – Norris Dam to Oak Ridge, TN 6:59am – Having a tough time leaving this spot. Follow Randy\’s trip here and Share some encouragement on Facebook