These are 2 short scenic hikes on the Cumberland Trail. I would call both hikes gentle.
The hike to Indian Rock House is about 1 mile total.
The hike to Snooper's Rock is about 0.6 miles.
We will meet at the trail head for the Indian Rock House. This located within Prentice Cooper State Forest. From the junction of US 27 and US 127 northwest of Chattanooga, continue northwest for 1.6 miles on US 127. Turn left on TN 27 and ascend the plateau, along the way passing where the Poplar Spring Trail crosses the highway at 6.0 miles from US 127. At 8.1 miles, turn left on a road marked only with a “Prentice Cooper Forest and WMA” sign. The mileage to the trailhead is 3.2 miles from this turn, but watch carefully for Prentice Cooper SF/WMA signs, as there are two more turns. One is more of a bear left and happens almost immediately. The other is a left turn at 0.1 mile. Shortly after this turn, the road turns to gravel and enters the State Forest and WMA. Continue to the trailhead, which is on the right and marked by a sign that says “Cumberland Trail Parking Lot.” There is a kiosk with a map and a log for hikers to sign.
Then we will carpool 2.7 miles down Tower Road to the other trail head & hike out to Snooper's Rock.
Remember to bring 2 L of water, snack, hiking poles always encouraged.
How about Mojo Burrito afterwards for a bite to eat?