Mountain Beautiful Trail Closure on Lookout Mountain
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the Mountain Beautiful Trail will be closed effective January 2, 2013, and will remain closed until further notice. It is located on the east side of Lookout Mountain, above the Hardy Trail.
Visitor Center Physical Address: 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
GPS Coordinates for Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center: N34° 56.415 W085° 15604
From Interstate 75: At Exit 350 take Battlefield Parkway (Georgia 2) west to Fort Oglethorpe. Turn left at the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and Lafayette Road. Go one mile on Lafayette Road to the park entrance and visitor center.
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN BATTLEFIELD
Visitor Center Physical Address: 110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350
GPS Coordinates for Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center: N35° 00.587 W085° 20.627
From Interstate 24: From Exit 178, turn left onto Broad Street. Broad Street will become U.S. Highway 41 (Cummings Highway). Turn left onto TN Highway 148. Continue on TN Highway 148 to the top of Lookout Mountain. At the top, turn right onto East Brow Road. The Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center is located at the end of East Brow Road, across the street from the Point Park Entrance Gate.
There are commercial flights into the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. Rental car agencies are also available. From the Chattanooga Airport, turn left onto Lee Highway. From Lee Highway, turn right onto TN Highway 153. From TN Highway 153, take Interstate 75 South. For Chickamauga Battlefield, follow the directions labeled above "From Interstate 75." For the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, follow the directions labeled above "From Interstate 24." You can also fly in to Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport, or Nashville International Airport, and rent a vehicle there.
Public transportation to the Chickamauga Battlefield and Lookout Mountain is not available. In Chattanooga, city buses run to the Incline Railway at the base of Lookout Mountain, allowing access to Point Park at the top of the mountain. Taxi service is also available.
Did You Know?
More American soldiers died in training on the Chickamauga Battlefield during the Spanish American War than died during that four month long war.