The Greenway Farm is a 180-acre city park along North Chickamauga Creek in Hixson, TN, located off Hamill Road approximately 1 mile east of Highway 153. The 220 total acres managed by the City of Chattanooga as the North Chickamauga Creek Greenway features 6 miles of walking, running, hiking, and biking trails and 3 canoe access points along a 2.5 mile stretch of North Chickamauga Creek. Facilities at the Greenway Farm include the farmhouse with space available for rental, an off-leash dog park, and bathroom facilities. Outdoor Chattanooga and the non-profit North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy maintain offices at the Farm. The Outdoor Chattanooga OutVenture Barn houses the City of Chattanooga’s fleet of canoes, whitewater and sea kayaks, and serves as a hub for their outdoor recreation programming.
Included among the scenic views and attractions along the Greenway Trail is the quarry originally excavated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as a source of limestone for the construction of Chickamauga Dam. The Chickamauga Dam is located on the Tennessee River, just upstream from the mouth of the North Chickamauga Creek. A portion of the Greenway Trail follows the old haul road to the dam. The quarry is now flooded, and the cliff created by the quarry’s high wall is an impressive sight. Fishing and swimming are prohibited in the quarry.
The main Greenway Trail along North Chickamauga Creek is a mixed-use trail of asphalt or crushed rock surface. The branch trails along the way include mowed grass trails and single-track dirt trails. The Boy Scout Trail within TVA’s Big Ridge Small Wild Area is the only trail along the Greenway restricted to foot traffic only. The Small Wild Area is a sensitive preserve of plant and animal habitats and includes a population of the federally threatened wildflower Scutellaria montana, or large-flowered skullcap. The Boy Scout Trail is a steep trek up the side of Big Ridge that makes it a challenging 1.25 mile loop.
The Dog Park
Dogs are welcome visitors to the North Chickamauga Creek Greenway. Dogs must be on a leash at all times while in the park, except in the large fenced-in off-leash area across from the bathrooms near the Hamill Road entrance. The dog park includes several agility ramps and water sources for dogs and owners. Please clean up after your pets.