Become a partner with the National Park Service and the Friends in
protecting and developing the Moccasin Bend National Archeological
on Moccasin Bend
Contact the National Park Service volunteer coordinator if you would
like to volunteer on Moccasin Bend. Volunteer opportunities are also
available in other units of the park. Work as an individual, a family
or a group. Will Sunderland can be reached at 423.752.5213 extension
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the Beautiful Blue Blazes Trail
Bring the kids and your camera and take a leisurely walk along the
Blue Blazes Trail. The trail loop is 1 ½ miles and is relatively
level, with spectacular views of Lookout Mountain and the Tennessee
Located on the banks of the Tennessee River just across from downtown
Chattanooga, the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District is
easily accessible from I-24:
drive I-75 North to I-24 West, then follow directions below.
From Knoxville: drive I-75 South to I-24 West, then follow directions
From Nashville: I-24 East, then follow directions below.
From Birmingham: follow I-59 to I-24 East, then follow directions
From Huntsville: follow Hwy 72 to I-24 East, then from I-24:
U.S. Highway 27 North
Take Manufacturers Road exit, just after crossing the bridge
Left on Manufacturers Road .5 mile to Hamm Road
Left on Hamm Road for .8 mile to Moccasin Bend Road
Left on Moccasin Bend Road .9 miles to Blue Blazes Trailhead
and parking area on right, just past the golf course.
The Blue Blazes Trail is open to the public daily. No fees. No overnight