Chattanooga trying for status as 'Trail Town'

photo Chattanooga is applying to include several of its trails, including the Tennessee Riverwalk, pictured, and the North Chickamauga Greenway, as part of the Great Eastern Trail. Once the applications are approved Chattanooga would become the first "Trail City" for the newly developing trail system.

WHAT'S NEXTThe Great Eastern Trail Association will hold special events April 27 and 28 to celebrate Chattanooga as a Trail Town. There will be a series of scheduled hikes, and a ceremony will be held at noon April 28 at the Amnicola Marsh pavilion on the Tennessee Riverwalk.

A combination of trails could lead to Chattanooga's being named one of the nation's largest cities with a national trail system running through it.