Booker T Washington State Park

Situated on the shores of scenic Chickamauga Lake not far from downtown Chattanooga is the 353-acre Booker T. Washington State Park. The trails at Booker T consist of three loops for a total of 7.3 miles of beginner and intermediate single track.

For other park information visit the Tennessee State Parks website.

Hours: 7:00 am to sunset

Where is Booker T?

Booker T Washington State Park is located approximately 15 minutes north of downtown Chattanooga. 

Directions from downtown:

  • Amnicola Hwy north
  • R on to Hwy 153
  • Exit 5A on to Hwy 58 N
  • L on Champion Road
  • L through the park entrance

Parking lots with the most convenient trail access are either the upper lot (first lot on your right, near the pool) or at the lower lot by the pavilion and restrooms.


  • Restrooms
  • Ample parking
  • Picnic area

History of the Booker T Trail System

In 2004, a trail maintenance agreement with the park set out to improve the existing 3.5 miles of trail that had been neglected to include redesigns for increased sustainability. Since the inception of this management agreement SORBA Chattanooga has added nearly 4 miles of additional trail and created two unique loops. The costs of the entire project, including several thousands of dollars needed to construct the bridges and lease trail building equipment was covered by SORBA Chattanooga. It required an estimated 1100 volunteer hours to complete this effort.