Congress established Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in order to preserve and protect the battlefields here and to provide for the study of military history within the park. Today nearly 10,000 acres of preserved and uninhabited landscape encompass the park, making it one of the largest outdoor green spaces in the Chattanooga area. Much of the park can be explored through a variety of outdoor activities.
When exploring the park, be sure to "Leave No Trace," and always be alert for potentially hazardous situations. Never bike, hike, or paddle alone. Should you see an object of potential historic significance, please leave it in place and notify the park staff at 706-866-9241. In the event of an emergency call 911. Visit our Safety Page to learn more about ways to stay safe in the park.
Hiking and RunningChickamauga Battlefield contains around 50 miles of hiking trails, and the Lookout Mountain Battlefield has around 30 miles of trails. Many of these trails follow historic road traces that were present at the time of the battles, roads set up my the military in the early 20th century, or take you to monuments and markers located deep within the battlefield. As a result, hiking or jogging are great ways to explore the historic resources of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. In addition the miles of hiking trails at Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain, there are two trails open within Moccasin Bend National Archeological District, and the Signal Point Reservation serves as a gateway for a variety of trails on Signal Mountain and along the Cumberland Plateau.
Lookout Mountain Battlefield Trail Map
Last updated: August 18, 2018