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Sunset Rock via Bluff Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 587 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

Views

Rocky

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As of June 2020, this area is going through a phased opening due to COVID 19. Please check with the park and check what is open before visiting. Quick hike with amazing views Note: Trail has steep metal grated steps

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Reviews (250)
Photos (539)
Recordings (147)
Completed (822)
Ricke Herr
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The trails are open again. Point Park is not open, and some parking is still closed.

Brad Sims
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Hiking

All trails are closed

Dave Bujak
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Hiking

6/6/2020 - All Parks and trails in the town of Lookout Mountain are closed.

Amy Maday
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Hiking

This trail is perfect if you’re looking for something to mellow you out. The view captured me in the moment for awhile. Slightly muddy, but the weather was perfect. We saw a huge snake but don’t let that scare you!!! Bring a mask with you just in case many people arrive.

Cathy Hamilton
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Hiking

We started at Craven House parking lot. Went up to Point Park which is Lookout Mountain National Battlefield. The park is closed , so hiking is the only way up. It was fantastic!!! We also went to Sunset Rock for an 5 mile hike. Getting up to the top is a moderately strenuous hike. But a wonderful hike with beautiful views, and historic plaques as a bonus.

Hannah King
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Hiking

Point park isn’t open yet- where the directions for this trail head take you. Unable to access 5/24.

Jennifer Roque-Torres
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Hiking

Great trial! Loved the overview. The trail is back up for visitors!

Gigi Bwrs
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Closed

Still closed. 5/15/20

Gracie Gilbert
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Hiking

CURRENTLY CLOSED!!

Lady Arcane
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Hiking

Challenging with lots of rocks and little waterfalls along the way

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Kevin Patel
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HikingRocky

Good hike. It’s easy and not strenuous. It’s a good easy Sunday funday hike.

Dawn Petrak
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Hiking

Great trail- beautiful views. Highly recommend.

andrea mathis
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Hiking

Beautiful. Hard to get to the top of the rock via stone steps but well worth the climb. Highly recommend.

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Jackson Isler
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Hiking

New year eve hike with Talbot. Several other dogs on trail. Easy hike.

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Christopher Bass
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Natalie Crooks
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HikingRocky

Gorgeous trail and gorgeous view throughout. Plenty of spots to sit and take in the view! It’s $7 per person to enter at Point Park, so if you want to avoid that I would recommend driving past Point Park through the neighborhood and park at Sunset Rock. You can follow the trail which is a little over a mile to the Park which has a lot of historic information about the area and the battles fought there. Pretty rocky and I would presume it would be pretty slippery if you go after rain.

Stephanie Spaghetti
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Beautiful. Easily the best view I’ve seen from any lookout in Chattanooga. Very heavily trafficked stairs/trail. Saw people rock climbing. Parking is very difficult, only 6 or so spaces at the trail head. The neighborhood is very particular about street parking.

Melissa Martin
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HikingRocky

I was a little confused finding the trail head. We parked along the road and went into Point Park. You have to pay to get in, $7 for adult but kids 15 and under are free. There was still a park ranger working and she directed us to the trail head. You walk around the the path, which has fantastic views itself, and turn off the path to the little museum. This would have been a good place to have a sign directing you to the trail head. Once you go down the stairs and past the museum you find the trail head. We did not think it was over grown. It was rocky. I had my 13 yr old Boy Scout with me and 10 yr old Cub Scout. They’ve done a lot of hiking. It was no issue for my 13 year old. My 10 yr old struggled a little with all the rocks but did fine. I would be scared to bring a small kid. Several drop offs. But the views all along the way were beautiful with a lot of good places for pictures. I think they’re could’ve been more signs. A few places where you could have gone straight or turned that didn’t have any signs. But overall it was a great hike and we really enjoyed ourselves

Tim Barnes
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Josh Cain
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after reading the good reviews, I was surprised to find this trail overgrown with briers and downed trees. started from the sunset rock side (which I'd recommend to avoid paying at the park), and didn't make it half mile before turning back.

John Eric Christensen
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Hiking

Great views not to hard a hike

Alex Nation
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Katherine Cummings
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Hiking

Amazing views of the river and city. Trail is in good condition, narrow in a few sections. The rocks are were not an issue for me. Lots of nice shade! The stairs are manageable but I didn’t do the entire length. This is worth finding and paying for parking and any crowds as you make your way to the trail.

Matthew Kreuser
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Kenny Sheets
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HikingRocky

Great trail with many wide views of Chattanooga lots of rocks but lots of fun I encourage you to try this trip

Marco Silva
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HikingOver grownRocky

The trial has multiple overlooks and the paths are shaded for the most part. We enjoyed this trail because the beginning and end of the trail are the most difficult because of the steep incline/decline and the rest of the trail is fairly flat and rocky which can be challenging. A small part of the trail was overgrown and had a slim walkway. The views are rewarding and spacious. Some of the overlooks are not enclosed with railing, so I definitely recommend keeping children close. If you want to go to this overlook, but you aren’t interested in the nice hike via Bluff Trail, I would recommend Sunset Rock Trail, which is a much shorter trial to Sunset Rock.

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