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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.

Be sure to look into the lakes open dates! December through April the only open the gates for the first and the last Saturday’s of month. And

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8 days ago

Amazing reward at the end of the hike.

hiking
15 days ago

This is magnificent hike. It’s great for almost anyone. From Ochs Gateway to Point Park and back is just under 9 miles round trip. You could hike it in 3 hours or you could spend all day enjoying all the amazing rock formations, waterfalls and views. The trail is on the west side of the mountain so in the winter it’s chillier in the morning when the sun is not hitting you. Enjoy!

Absolutely beautiful trail. Totally loved this hike and would recommend it. Even though a bit slick and muddy a great hike

The best trail tour for guests

Beautiful, easy walk that leads to good sized waterfalls. Our parents, who are older and not in great physical shape, really enjoyed the trail too.

Fun hike and easy.

23 days ago

We loved this trail the views are amazing!!

Amazing view

awesome trail with amazing views. steep start going down some rugged stairs but otherwise perfect trail to get your heart pumping and falling in love with the overlooks around the Tennessee river

awesome trail with amazing views. a must do hike for anyone visiting or living in Chatt-town

Easy trail to the bluff with an amazing view!!!

First - directions from coordinates take you to an apparent complex (alexadra way). Do not turn in there - go past about 50 yards and it’s a parking lot on left.
Hike- great, not too hard nor too easy. The view at the top is incredible. We went when minimal leaves were on trees which made the over looks along the way more enjoyable. At the top, have great view at river and area. Swing bridge was cool and there’s a waterfall that also is nice. If you wanted just to go to the waterfall and bridge it’s not even half way. The other is very clear and easy to traverse.
Once cross the bridge it gets more technical but easy to do without anything to carry (no water or food; unless you just want to).
I hiked w my daughter and we had a great time. Started about 1:30 and finished about 5. Took our time and took a lot of pictures. Great time to talk & be w nature.
Will do this again.

Beautiful place for a sunset, but if you are going to hike it back at night bring a headlamp or flashlight!

Did a night hike here with a couple of friends. Not a bad hike at all and super cool to see the view of Chattanooga at night. Bring a headlamp because the deer be trippin.

This is a great little hike, although you could make it longer and keep going down other connecting trails. Parking is very easy at the Craven House, I think the previous review didn’t realize this. The view from the top is fantastic, a must do if you’re in Chatanooga.

Great hike. The view is amazing

Great trail! Even in the snow!

With the leaves changing and cool fall air, this was an amazing hike just 10 minutes away!

Only did a short section as a brisk dog walk. Only saw a few bikers and one hiker on a pretty Saturday so it’s a great spot to get some energy out of your pup. Gorgeous views, well cleared trail much of the way in that also intersects with three or four wooded narrow gorgeous trails. Definitely recommended!

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2 months ago

Tried parking at Point Park, but the beginning of the trail there is not dog friendly due to steep steps made of metal grating. My dog couldn't handle them due to both the steepness and her paws falling through the grating, and there's no way around. So we went to the small Sunset Rock parking area and waited 30 minutes for a spot to open up.

Sunset Rock is a great place to see the sunset (obviously), but the Bluff Trail was poorly marked and had many sections of tricky footing with no real payoff because the great views are at the parking areas. Wouldn't do this hike again. Visit Sunset Rock - just a short walk from the road - but pick another trail in the area for a longer hike.

Overall a good, easy trail with a great viewpoint, waterfall, and swinging bridge. As others have mentioned, it’s only about 4 miles round trip from the parking lot to Edward’s Point.

Nice hike and covered in Poison Ivy and a snake den under a rock by path! Beautiful hike!

on Glen Falls Trail

3 months ago

Fun and short for a 4 & 6 yr old.

3 months ago

Wonderful trail. Howecer, one way was a little too much for a 4 & 6 year old, so once we made it down to Craven's we had a Lyft driver bail us out and drive us back up to Point Park.

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3 months ago

This was a great trail for taking my 4 yr. old and 8 yr. old kids.

Easy hike for a fabulous view!

loved the view from sunset rock.

I'd say this trail was moderate-hard, especially for a not-so-seasoned hiker. The trail was a little hard to find, but there were plenty of friendly people along the way to point me in the right direction - must get down to the dam, go left, across the little suspension bridge and then you start climbing up on the white marked trail. At one point the trail is literally climbing up rocks. Like everyone says, there's a couple of lookouts where you can see the Alexian across the way, but you have to keep going a decent ways before you get to Edwards. Overall really awesome hike of about 4.5 miles, and I wouldn't recommend wearing chacos; although it was nice to step in the water on the way back.

Great hike today. Incredible views!

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