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Lace up the hiking boots—the eagerly awaited opening of the new Stringers Ridge Park happens this Saturday. After controversy over the land use, a concerted effort by the Trust for Public Land, the Tennessee River Gorge Trust and the City of Chattanooga Parks Department has made this new park possible. Eight miles of new trail, outdoor-inspired art, and some of the most spectacular views in the city are just some of the reasons to get out there. According to the Trust for Public Lands folks: “Parking is available at Renaissance Park and you can walk / bike 5-6 blocks to the Spears Avenue trailhead,” and/or “Parking is available at Bell Ave/Pine Ridge Road (right across the street from Nikki’s Restaurant). If you park here, make sure you bring your bike and ride over to Spears Avenue Trailhead or just plan on a good 30-minute hike to Spears Trailhead.)"
10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 7, Stringers Ridge Park, Spears Ave. Trailhead