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.
Loved it! Great hike for a late fall afternoon. Great mountain scenery. The Guild Trail turns into the Upper Truck, which is wide and easy. Then you go down hill and start the Skyuka, which is a little harder. I would recommend starting the hike at the west end of the Ruby Falls parking area instead of Ochs Hwy.
this was a gorgeous trail and probably now deemed my favorite. you start your hike going through point park towards their museum and down a steep metal staircase to the actual trail. the bluff trail is literally next to very tall rocks and you're on the side the mountain entire time. about 1.5 miles in, you can hike up to sunset rock which is STUNNING.
I highly recommend this trail!
One of our favorite hikes. It was about 1.5 miles in and back out with lots of adventure points. There is a small walk through cave, water and several fun lookout spots. We really enjoyed this hike and so did the kids and dog. The waterfall had mostly dried up so we look forward to going back during the rainy season.
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.