Death Knell of the Confederacy In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. After the fighting, a Confederate soldier ominously wrote, "This...is the death-knell of the Confederacy." Park closed at sunset.
This trail is great! It has a continuously variable uphill slant; however, I was OK a part from burning calves.
Toward the latter half of the trail you gain glimpses of the land. It is an absolutely wonderful trek that truly rewards those that persist and endure the climb.
Great hike! Started at Point Park on Lookout Mountain. Point Park was $5 to get into a the door. The Bluff trailhead was hard to find at first but was located down a set of stairs. The overall hike had an easy trail to follow and pretty easy. The way up to Sunset Rock was steep but well worth the view!
Trail was pretty, though the waterfall wasn't very plentiful this late in the summer.
I did want to bring awareness to the trailhead parking situation. My friend and I went in the middle of the day, and were gone about an hour. When we returned to the car, it had been broken into (window shattered and diaper bag stolen). So, please be careful to conceal your belongings when hiking this trail!
Enjoyed this hike. There was Rock climbers on the trail, it was fun to watch them. I wish the trail was marked better , a few places we had to guess which direction to take...But we had a great time everything was beautiful. Lots of tree roots and rocks so you really have to watch the trail.