Point Park Lookout Mountain Battlefield, TN
miles
LENGTH 0.5 MILES
DIFFICULTY 0.7 Easy
DURATION 1 hour
ELEVATION GAIN
100
feet
TRAIL TYPE
Trail
System
Point Park

May 18, 2020 - Many parks and hiking trails are open but some are still closed or limiting capacity. Call ahead to verify status if possible. While hiking, continue to follow social distancing practices. Stay safe people.

If you're not too keen on hiking, consider taking a relaxed walk around Point Park on the tip of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga for multiple amazing views without leaving the pavement. And if you do decide for something longer and more adventurous, miles of trails connect you to various other views and historical locations. Either way you won't be disappointed.

Park behind the Visitor Center, directly across the street from the castle-like park entrance. Follow the sign down for free parking behind the building. Otherwise, parking on the street is an additional fee managed by the city.

From the entrance, a paved path makes a loop around the tall New York monument with incredible views on both sides of Chattanooga nestled snugly around the twisting Tennessee River. At the far end, follow the sign for Ochs Museum to another paved loop with even more views.

Ochs Museum is inside an old stone building and features a lot of historic information. Along the outside, you'll be treated to unobstructed views of Chattanooga from the very edge of Lookout Mountain. There are many informational signs here as well. For this hike, ignore the steps on the left/west side of the building. These connect to other trails throughout Lookout Mountain Battlefield park. If you do want a little more adventure, try hiking to Sunset Rock from Point Park along the Bluff Trail.

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Elevation Map Length (miles) by Elevation (feet)
Slope Breakdown
Elevation Gain
Elevation Range
Grade Range
Length
Elevation Gain
0 - 250 ft/mi
~ 0 - 5 %
384 ft
7 ft
250 - 500 ft/mi
~ 5 - 10 %
0.1 mi
38 ft
500 - 750 ft/mi
~ 10 - 15 %
139 ft
15 ft
750 - 1000 ft/mi
~ 15 - 20 %
186 ft
31 ft
1000+ ft/mi
~ 20+ %
79 ft
16 ft
Elevation Loss
Elevation Range
Grade Range
Length
Elevation Loss
0 - 250 ft/mi
~ 0 - 5 %
182 ft
5 ft
250 - 500 ft/mi
~ 5 - 10 %
482 ft
34 ft
500 - 750 ft/mi
~ 10 - 15 %
208 ft
25 ft
750 - 1000 ft/mi
~ 15 - 20 %
122 ft
19 ft
1000+ ft/mi
~ 20+ %
135 ft
34 ft
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Navigation
0 - 0.5mi
0 - 0.5mi - Just Walk Around It's a paved double loop with a few other trails. Just walk around any which way you want. There's views all over the place on this short trail system. Just ignore the steps leading down outside of Ochs Museum, they lead to other trails outside of Point Park.
Details
length0.5 miles
difficulty0.7 Easy
duration1 hour
trail typeTrail System
blazeNone
elevation gain100 ft.
state Tennessee 
park/forestLookout Mountain Battlefield
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
hoursSunrise - Sunset
parking fee$7/person entrance fee to Point Park, free parking behind park Visitor Center, extra cost for street parking.
trailhead coordinates 35.009862, -85.343755 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 35°0.59, W 85°20.63 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 35°0'36'', N 35°0'36'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Trailhead Directions
35.009862, -85.343755 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 35°0.59, W 85°20.63 most GPS units use this one
N 35°0'36'', N 35°0'36'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Google Map It
Across the street from the park entrance is the Visitor Center. Follow the sign for free parking behind the building. Otherwise, parking on the street is an additional fee managed by the city.
Parking Capacity
19 parking spaces + 2 handicap. Additional street parking.
Notes
Visit the Visitor Center across the street from the park entrance for restrooms and maps.
While most of the views have barriers, there are still a couple of steep drop offs. Pay close attention to kids and dogs.
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5 (1)
hikethesouth-9 months ago
Great Views Along Easy Paved Path
If you're looking for a hike, this small park isn't for you. But it is a great place to begin your adventure as it connects to other Lookout Mountain trails. If staying in the park, all the paths are paved and almost every direction leads to amazing views and historical markers.
Easy | Hiked Fall 2019
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