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 »
Finding Moccasin Bend's Brown's Ferry Federal Road Hike
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-guided hike along Moccasin Bend's Brown's Ferry Federal Road on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The mile and a half, two-hour program will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Brown's Ferry Federal Road Trailhead on Moccasin Bend Road. To find the trailhead, follow the "Special Event" signs beginning on Manufacturers Road.
Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), surface collections, and Shovel Tests – some of these terms may be familiar to you, while others may not be as familiar. Join Park Historian Jim Ogden as he leads a hike along the historic road trace leading to Brown's Ferry, explaining how both old-fashioned and new-fangled techniques can assist in the recovery of a largely lost, yet highly significant piece of our region's history.
Comfortable, supportive, wet-weather footwear, clothing appropriate for the weather and water are recommended for this program.
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.