Brainerd Levee

The lightly graveled greenway that runs atop the Brainerd Levee is a perfect off road bicycling destination for beginners, children and those who want easy, flat terrain.

brainerd levee wetland

The levee's special feature is an adjacent wetland, which serves as a stopover site for dozens of migrating waterfowl in the spring and fall, including Sandhill and Whooping Cranes.

With a paved loop around Camp Jordan Park in the City of East Ridge, the trail runs one way for 5.5 miles from the trailhead at Shallowford Rd.

Part of the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway, the Levee and Camp Jordan loop will eventually join a greenway system that will connect to downtown Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain.

Activity Type
Beginner, family, leisure, flat
3.5 miles gravel, 2 miles paved

Related Activities
Day hiking, trail running, birding

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga to Shallowford Rd. Trailhead
6.3 miles | 16 minutes

GPS Coordinates | Shallowford Road Trailhead
35.046441, -85.218914

Map of South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Dates | Hours
Dawn to dusk

Contact Information
City of Chattanooga Parks (Brainerd Levee)
423-425-6311
City of Chattanooga Parks

City of East Ridge (Camp Jordan)
423-463-4391
City of East Ridge Parks and Recreation

Brainerd Levee