"Roads and Rails: Exploring Life on Lookout Mountain 1857-1920" at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
On Saturday, November 4, at 9am, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will conduct a 4 mile, ranger-guided, hike on Lookout Mountain beginning and ending at the historic Cravens House.
Each year, thousands of people escape the bustling city of Chattanooga to hike through the quiet forests of Lookout Mountain Battlefield. However, these quiet woods were once bustling with human activity, and upon close inspection, modern hikers can still find traces of our past along the trails. Join park rangers as they explore the history of Lookout Mountain on this hike along the Hardy, Mountain Beautiful, Bluff, and Cravens House Trails.
This 4 mile hike will cover nearly 600 feet of elevation change over rocky and uneven terrain. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather, wear supportive footwear, bring water, and are encouraged to bring a day pack and light trail snacks.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit park website at www.nps.gov/chch.