Chattanooga: West Rim Loop

This easy 4-mile loop plunges you into a deep canyon to view high waterfalls, then skirts up the canyon rim, passing impressive overlooks in Cloudland Canyon State Park.
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This easy 4-mile loop plunges you into a deep canyon to view high waterfalls, then skirts up the canyon rim, passing impressive overlooks in Cloudland Canyon State Park.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.7

Waypoints

WRL001

Location: 34.8348388671875, -85.4806823730469

Begin on marked trail on N end of lot, swing SW

WRL002

Location: 34.8335494995117, -85.4835968017578

Sidetrip: Turn R; trail leads to two high waterfalls. Return to main trail, then continue straight

WRL003

Location: 34.8334655761719, -85.4839172363281

Bear L @ Y onto West Rim Loop Trail; follow yellow blazes

WRL004

Location: 34.8367004394531, -85.4832305908203

Large rock outcropping to R, with excellent views of far cliff

WRL005

Location: 34.8387336730957, -85.4841995239258

Straight @ trail junction

WRL006

Location: 34.8405914306641, -85.4855728149414

Trail to campsite on L

WRL007

Location: 34.8460845947266, -85.4895172119141

Cross paved road; head N

WRL008

Location: 34.8385848999023, -85.481315612793

Vista overlooks ravine and cliffs to S and E

WRL009

Location: 34.8389129638672, -85.4839553833008

Cross bridge; turn L, following yellow blazes

WRL010

Location: 34.8337364196777, -85.4838943481445

Turn R toward overlook; .3 mile back to trailhead