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Blue Loop

Intermediate
 3.3 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Easy loop hike near downtown Chattanooga.


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3.5

Miles

5.7

KM

Loop

961' 293 m

High

778' 237 m

Low

494' 150 m

Up

492' 150 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

The Stringer Ridge Blue Loop is a directional hike made up of the Hill City, Gig City and Double J trails. Follow the blue blazes on Hill City and Double J. Gig City is blue and red blazed.

This loop is multi-use for pedestrians and mountain bikers. Bikers and pedestrians generally travel in opposite directions, directional signs are posted at the start of each trail. The direction changes by day of week.

Need to Know

There are two bathrooms and a water fountain at the Spears Ave trailhead, which automatically lock at dusk. There is a release button inside the bathroom.

Description

The trails are singletrack, mainly dirt with some rock and roots. Downed trees are removed from the trail. Dogs are allowed, tend to be mainly off leash.

The trail is very easy to follow, there are two main intersections, the first on Double J and Gig City, the second at Gig City and Hill City. Cherokee Trail is a brown blaze that cuts between these trails and is crossed at each intersection. There are a few climbs with switchbacks and blind corners for bikers. Nice plateaus between the uphill sections. The trail is mainly shaded with a few pockets of sun.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of vegetation, including English Ivy & poison ivy. Small mammals like squirrels and chipmunks. Lots of birds in the trees.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kate Miller

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