Raccoon Mountain

This 22 mile trail system winds around the Tennessee Valley Authority's Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility, 15 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.

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The trails offer a variety of wooded settings and natural features, including spectacular vistas of the Tennessee River Valley and Gorge.

Raccoon Mountain offers multiple loops of varying distances for runners. The loop road surrounding the reservoir offers a 4.6 mile paved option with spectacular scenery and a couple of good climbs.

The Laurel Point area also provides a picnic area, rest rooms, and an outdoor changing area for hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners.

Downloadable Trail Map
Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility Brochure

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga
15 miles | 26 minutes

GPS Coordinates
35.042295, -85.385927

Google Map to Raccoon Mountain

Activity type
Leisure to strenuous, with some technical trails.

Related Activities
Mountain biking, road biking, day hiking, nature viewing, geocaching

Dates/Hours
Dawn to Dusk 

Rest Rooms
Yes, at the Visitors Center and Laurel Point (seasonal)

Trail Length
Numerous loops, paved and singletrack
Lengths of 1 to 22 miles

Contact Information
Tennessee Valley Authority
Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility
800-882-5263
TVA EMAIL

TVA Raccoon Mountain Website

Raccoon Mountain Overlook