One of SORBA Chattanooga's newest trail systems, 5-Points is comprised of almost 20 miles of purpose built, mountain bike single track trails that was opened in the fall of 2011. The trails wind through a revegetated coal mine known as the Durham mine that was active from about 1850 until 1922.  

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Cost: Georgia State Parks require a $5 day use fee (per vehicle).

Where is 5-Points?

5 Points trails are located just under 20 miles (30 minutes) from downtown Chattanooga.

Directions from downtown:

  • Travel S on Broad St
  • L on to St. Elmo Ave
  • Continue on to GA-193 for 5.5 miles
  • R on Nick-A-Jack Rd
  • L on to Hinkle Rd for 4 miles
  • R into parking area

Parking is also available off Ascalon Road. From the Hinkle Rd parking area

  • Continue S on Hinkle Rd.
  • R on Ascalon Rd.
  • After 1 mile, parking entrance on R

Parking Amenities (both locations)

  • Changing screens
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms (no running water)
  • Information kiosks


History of the 5-Points Trail System

Opened in October 2011, the Five Points Trail System located in Rising Fawn, Ga., is the region's newest trail system. It is comprised of nearly 20 miles of multi-use trail. This project resulted from a partnership between SORBA Chattanooga, The Lula Lake Land Trust, and Cloudland Canyon State Park. Construction began in November of 2010 and was completed in October 2011. The Five Points trail system is considered one of the most diverse trail systems in the Chattanooga area with trails that cater to all ability levels and allow for a nearly endless number of unique ways to string the total mileage together. During the construction of this trail system SORBA Chattanooga contributed over 1300 hours of volunteer time.