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Hike - Lookout Mountain - Wed., Feb.25, 2015 (Canceled because of road closures)


Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Chota Center


Distance:   approx. 5 miles

Elevation Gain:   approx. 600 feet

Rating:  Moderate

Driving time:  1.5 hours

Leader:  Tom Ringenbach   865-458-0915

This hike will hopefully appeal to those who enjoy great vistas and/or Civil War history.  Lookout Mountain was the scene of a significant Civil War battle on November 24, 1863.  We stop for lunch at Point Park, which has a small museum, cannons, monuments, and signage documenting the battle.  It also boasts fantastic vistas of Chattanooga.

Most of the trail is not difficult.  However, there is a fair amount of uphill climbing on this hike.  The trail is somewhat rocky, and there is a tall metal stairs to climb to enter Point Park.