Monteagle is a small city in south-central Tennessee, roughly 40 minutes north of Chattanooga.

Get in

Monteagle is located just off I-24. Its main avenue is formed by Tennessee Highway 49. It is also accessible by small airplane through the nearby Sewanee airstrip.

Get around

As a small town, Monteagle has no public transit. Though it has a few walkable areas, a car is the only practical way to get around.


Most people come to Monteagle for the scenic beauty nearby. There is an abundance of campsites and summer-rental areas within a few minutes' drive.


Chances are that if you come to Monteagle, you already know what you will be doing there. Camping and hiking are a good option as long as the weather cooperates.


There are quite a few souvenir and clothing stores along Highway 49.


There are also a variety of chain restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the I-24 exit.


There are several bars in Monteagle, such as the popular Moonshine Maggie's Saloon.


Hotels can be found around the interstate exits. There are camping areas and cabins advertised along the nearby roads; give some thought to sleeping under the stars.

Be forewarned that advance reservations are necessary on holidays, or when a University event is going on. It is nearly impossible to find rooms during graduation and homecoming weekends without reservations well in advance.

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Go next

Monteagle has immediate access to I-24 for trips to either Nashville or Chattanooga. You might also consider following Hwy 41, which has many excellent views of the rural area nearby. Traveling west on 41 will take you to Sewanee; traveling east will take you to Tracy City.

Routes through Monteagle

Nashville Manchester  W  E  Wildwood Chattanooga
Nashville Manchester  N  S  Tracy City Chattanooga
Nashville Sewanee  W  E  END
Memphis Decherd  W  E  Chattanooga Hendersonville

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