In and around the Town of Signal Mountain over 600 acres of land are dedicated to horticultural parks, natural areas, scenic parks and wilderness parks. The Town is also home to Signal Point National Park, which offers a spectacular view of the Tennessee River Valley. There are also 18 miles of trails in the Town that loop from nearby Hamilton County Shackleford Ridge Park through Prentice Cooper State Forest to connect Town parks.

Rainbow Lake, once a part of the 1913 Signal Mountain Inn, is a frequent destination for hikers. The Cumberland Trail Head is located at Signal Point National Park. It can also be accessed from the Rainbow Lake trail, which begins on Ohio Avenue near the Alexian Village. Many miles of trails suitable for hiking, mountain biking and trail running are located just north of the Town in Prentice Cooper State Forest.

For additional safety information on hiking in our parks, please visit the U.S. National Park Service - Hike Smart page.

Horticultural Parks
Name Location
Adams Square Park Ridgeway & Carlin Street
Boy Scout Park James Blvd. & Maryland Ave.
James Park Ridgeway & Signal Mtn. Blvd.
Ladder Trail Park Palisades & East Palisades
Lena Givens Park Signal Mtn. Blvd. & Mississippi
Memorial Park (WWII & Korea) James Blvd. & Timberlinks
Robin Hood Park Robin Hood & Arrow Drives
Wilder Triangle Park North & South Palisades Roads
Wishing Well Park Texas & Tennessee Ave.

Natural Areas
Name Location
Norvell Park Palisades & Norvell Dr.
Wildflower Park Robin Hood & Arrow Dr.
Woodland Park Wilder & Palisades Rd.

Scenic Parks
Name Location
Overlook Park 300 N. Palisades Drive
Sunrise Lookout Park 100 N. Palisades Drive
Signal Point National Park
(Contact Chickamauga and
Chatt. National Military Park at 706-866-9241)
Signal Point Road

Wilderness Parks
Name Location
Coolidge Park 700 Ridgeway Ave.
Patten Park Palisades & Green Gorge Rd.
Shackleford Ridge County Park Sam Powell Trail
Shoal Creek Shoal Creek & Signal Mtn. Blvd.
Rainbow Lake Ohio Avenue