Trail Area

Lookout Mountain

About This Area

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Lookout Mountain spans the Tennessee/Georgia border, and is home to hiking, parasailing landing points, historical monuments, and the tourist attractions Rock City and Ruby Falls. It is located just minutes from downtown Chattanooga, and offers interest points for all skill levels.

Area Features

Rangers Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Trash Disposal No

Trail Area Highlights

Lookout Mountain has countless miles of hiking opportunities, as well as an underground waterfall at Ruby Falls, and an overlook from Rock City which boasts visibility to seven states on a clear day. While many attractions here require a fee, most of the hiking trails are accessible for free, and range from easy to difficult, and as short as .1, to 10 milers.

Trail Contributor

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I am the Branch Ambassador for Hike It Baby Chattanooga. A native of Richmond, VA, I spent most of my adolescence and early adulthood hiking and camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and once my children were born started taking them on adventures with me! I am a portrait photographer and freelance writer, trying to hike my way through all the trails southeastern Tennessee has to offer.

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