Temporary Trail Closures on Lookout Mountain (August 18, 2014)
The park is advising the public that portions of the Lookout Mountain trails will be temporarily closed on Monday, August 18, 2014, from 7 am until 2 pm.In case of inclement weather, work will begin on Tuesday, August 19. More »
Guided Hike of Moccasin Bend's Blue Blazes Trail
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-guided hike of the Blue Blazes Trail on Moccasin Bend. The two mile, two hour hike will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Blues Blazes Trail parking area off Moccasin Bend Road, south of the Moccasin Bend Golf Course. "Special Event" signs will be posted along the road to help guide visitors.
Blue Blazes Trail has been a focal point for hikers since the late 1980s and has more stories than meets the regular hiker's eye. This hike, led by Park Historian Jim Ogden, will focus on the history of the trail and how it came into being. Participants will also learn more about the history of Moccasin Bend as a whole and how the Blue Blazes Trail can serve as an entry point to the Bend.
Comfortable, supportive, wet-weather footwear, clothing appropriate for environmental conditions and water are recommended for this moderate hike.
Did You Know?
In 1838, twenty-five years before he led the Confederate army defending Chattanooga, North Carolina native Braxton Bragg was part of a U.S. Army unit assigned to roundup and relocate members of the Cherokee Nation from the very area of much of the eventual Civil War Campaign for Chattanooga.