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." All units of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park are open between 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time and sunset.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Definitely a muddy trail after recent rain. Just follow the yellow trail markers. The recorded trail on here is incorrect. If you follow the yellow trail till the end and then turn back it's about 3 miles.

A good little trail. If you follow the directions on the park's website it's about a 5 mile loop. Go on a dry day. Otherwise the trail gets pretty muddy, and when we went it was washed out near the creek where the yellow and red trails merge so we had to turn back. Overall, it's an easy hike and would be beautiful on a nicer day.

Love this park. Beautiful, quiet and I always see deer when I'm on the back trails. Lot of history in the park as well.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail, I really enjoyed it. However, there are hardly any trail markers or signs to keep you on the Hardy trail. I had to ask around to find the trailhead and missed a turn along the trail which led me far from Hardy trail. There's a V in the trail about a mile or so in, and you need to take a right. There are no signs at that split, but left is definitely not Hardy. Otherwise, very nice trail and very peaceful.

Started at 730am and finished about 5. With 22 boys and 7 adults. Scout trip and we finished with everyone and no accidents. These trails are clean and well maintained. nice views and a lot of info throughout. I would recommend this park and trails to any one.

8 months ago

From what I can tell there are 5 trails in Chickamauga Battlefield...General Bragg Trail, Cannon Trail, Confederate Line Trail, Memorial Trail & Historical Trail. I have been all though the park, but I got a lil mixed up on the trails when I was there so I'm not even sure where I walked really. Looking at the map now it looks like I probably walked on all of them that day at some point lol Need to go back with a trail map next time, but honestly it was fun to just go & wander the battlefield all day. :)

horseback riding
9 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

First third is on a rocky vehicle-wide trail. Last 2/3 is one person-wide, mostly dirt trail.
Get to pass under the Incline railway track twice (second is only feet from the train itself).

hiking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

walking
Friday, May 20, 2016

This trail is on hallowed ground. We just arrived in the area and used the app to find a 3 mile walk. This popped up. We should have stopped in the visitors center to get a better feel for the trails. We walked nearly a mile, then the trail split 3 ways. We had to guess which was the best way for the "advertised" loop. It wasn't and we ended up taking a trail less traveled that took us deep into the woods. Fortunately, the app helped us find our way back to the trail. All in all, an easy trail that combines history and reminders of the lives lost to form this great nation into a union.

walking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

trail running
Sunday, May 08, 2016

hiking
Monday, January 04, 2016

This hike was ok. Not a lot of elevation changes or terribly interesting scenery. It was actually over 6 miles even though we ventured (by accident) over to south chickamauga creek which provided something to look at. From a history point of view, I'm sure it's pretty neat as there are tablets all along the trail to read. We live 10 mins. away so it proved to be a good afternoon local hike.