Sunset Rock via Bluff Trail

MODERATE 122 reviews

Sunset Rock via Bluff Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
583 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

rocky

10 days ago

Favorite hike in Chattanooga. Fun trail; great views at the top on the rocks. Wasn’t too crowded and leaves are beautiful in November.

26 days ago

hard to find and more than we expected but great views

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2 months ago

Gorgeous in the fall. Not too difficult for anyone able-bodied

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2 months ago

This trail is gorgeous!! Pretty easy, since it's mostly flat. I hiked it on a foggy day so most of the views were hidden, but the rocks were still incredible to walk beside.

3 months ago

Awesome overlooks

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3 months ago

beautiful view

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3 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous view!

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5 months ago

Would definitely recommend this trail. Bluff trail offers a lot of variety. Do beware of stretches of ice on this trail during the winter!

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5 months ago

I made this a Loop by going back by the bluff trail (where it forks off the cravens house) up to point park, and then down the incline trail (which isn’t maintained, but is perfectly functional).

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6 months ago

Great views on this moderately trafficked trail from Point Park to Sunset rock. Wet and a bit slippery after rain or snow when at the stone stairs near sunset rock, but otherwise an easy walking trail. Metal steps near Point Park need a touch of care. Lots of history markers to read if you have interest. Quaint picturesque
waterfalls after rains

6 months ago

The hike can be tough but it's rewarding once you make it to the top. Go have some fun!

7 months ago

Good little trail. A little difficult to find the beginning, look for the Ochs Museum, and it branches off from there.

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8 months ago

Incorrectly labeled as easy. This trail is at least moderate difficulty. Fabulous views of Chattanooga and the surrounding landscape. Steep at times and rocky throughout.

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8 months ago

very short but steep hike from parking lot. Gorgeous view. There is NO fencing or gates, etc to keep you from falling off cliff/bluff so you have to use common sense and be very careful. People have fallen to their deaths on this site. That said, it is stunningly beautiful and the views are panoramic....

9 months ago

Such a beautiful view!

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10 months ago

Great easy trail with a beautiful view at the end ❤️

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10 months ago

Good trail but I would rate it moderate, not easy. Also note that you will have to pay if you enter at the point. $5 park entry and $6 parking for 2 hours. parking varies by time.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

This is one of my favorite trails when in Chattanooga. The view really great and the hike to the top is a medium level hike.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Short hike to a great view. Perfect for sunset-viewing.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Nice easy trail with a few inclines but nothing too difficult! Beautiful views at top and along the way, and son many friendly people to stop and say hello as they are hiking, and/or rappelling

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Did a total of 7 miles off this trail when we were only shooting to do 4. That means it was definitely a good and easy trail! Well until the end when you have to hike back up the two sections of stairs to Sunset Rocks parking lot, that kicked our butts.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

It was a nice trail and nice view! I took a puppy on the hike with me and he loved it too!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Magnificent. I saw families with young children on the trail. I saw seasoned hikers and I saw casual strollers. It is on the side of a mountain and the climb up to sunset rock is steep but there are steps built with stone so looks natural. The views are breath taking; the best I have seen.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

nice little trail, very nice view.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

fairly easy hike with great views of moccasin bend. great for inexperienced hikers, with high pay off for effort.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Super easy trail! Amazing view.

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Great views!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

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!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Loooooooots of stairs but a great view!

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