Getting out into nature is great for the body and the mind. There are obvious benefits of hiking like good exercise and getting outside. However, the reasons to pursue hiking go far beyond the physical benefits, and extend to finding a healthier and happier life through the outdoors.
Black Creek is full of paths, sidewalks, and trails that let you explore the community and private wilderness. From an easy sunset stroll around the neighborhood to a heart-thumping offroad run the entire Black Creek community is designed to invite you outdoors. Also, as a pet owner that loves to hike, the surrounding trails are dog-friendly.
If you haven’t explored some of the trails around Black Creek, then you are missing out on lovely scenic overlooks, amazing rock formations, and a variety of trees that offer a mixture of colors that you’ll fall in love with immediately. There are several marked trails that begin at the playground behind the old alpine slide, as well as some that run behind the Ridges. Whether you're interested in a hike, bike, or trail run, you could also look beyond Black Creek at the surrounding Chattanooga area, which has more than 50 trailheads within 30 minutes.
The AllTrails app features scenic trails in the Chattanooga area if you need help looking for the best hiking trails outside of Black Creek. The app has hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you.
We also recommend downloading and adding to the Black Creek Project on the iNaturalist app to find, identify, and learn more about plants and wildlife in our backyard!
You can scan the code here or find the trail map linked at www.linktr.ee/bclifecommunity