Bradford Williams Trail

Bradford Williams Trail

To access this long and rather strenuous trail start up Light’s Mill Trail from Siren Pool. At the trail head you will see a large boulder and amazing rhododedrons. From there the wide path winds steeply around the mountain to join South Ride after about a mile. Continue right at this juncture and you will reach the upper most areas of Reflection Riding property.

A connector trail provides access to National Park Service Lookout Mountain trails or you can start to descend to the intersection of trails at Bishop’s Bench.

“Bradford Williams was for years the editor of ‘Landscape Architecture’ and was a Boston landscapist. His concepts and advice had a fine effect, although he was never in Chattanooga and died some years ago. The Reflection Riding Memorial Lecture at the Royal Society of Arts in London is a memorial to Bradford Williams, to Dr. Cornish and to Mr. Cooper, as the three were prime movers in creating what Reflection Riding is now and will be in the future. Furthermore, Mr. Williams nominated me as a fellow of the society before which the lectures were delivered.”

Names at Reflection Riding Have Botanical Significance
by John A. Chambliss