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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.

The trails were pretty good and there are a lot of options depending on your fitness levels. There are quite a few places that have trees over the trails causing detours. We did go down to the falls, pretty unstable rocks and quite steep, never did find the lake, but there are some nice lookout points higher up. I would take my dogs here, probably wouldn't take them down to the falls unless you do that kind of thing with them often.

Walk from Craven House to Point Park. A bit scary through the woods because there are steep dropoffs down the ravines. The view of the city is at the end, and it's quite lovely. You can also just drive up to Point Park and Craven House (the drive to Craven House is scary because of narrow steep dropoffs as well).

Great views!

Such a beautiful view!

on Rainbow Falls

hiking
8 days ago

Nice hike, some rocks to traverse. Can't see the falls, but beautiful views of the Tennessee River.

Great trail. Only .5 miles to falls but sooo many cool spots behind falls. Walk through tunnel. Plenty of spots to swim for kids. Cool rocks to climb to see views although trees kinda block most of the view. Easy hike. A few trees were down preventing the whole 2.1 hike. Great time

hiking
20 days ago

Best trail in Chattanooga, in my opinion.

There is some challenge to it in the rocks you climb over. But over all a nice trail. Great day on the rainbow lake trail.

hiking
21 days ago

An easy hike with beautiful views. There's some rock stairs through a little cave, that you almost miss, that goes over the water falls. It was a short and sweet hike, but well worth the trip!