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Guild-Hardy | Lookout Mountain Trails

The Guild-Hardy Trail runs on an old Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain Broad Guage Railroad bed that ascends the forested slopes on the east side of Lookout Mountain.

The trail begins on Ochs Highway and climbs into Lookout Mountain Battlefield, where it switches back and continues by Craven’s House to end at Scenic Highway. The trail passes under the Lookout Mountain Incline, by Ruby Falls and numerous markers and structures from the Civil War.

More adventurous hikers may leave the Guild-Hardy Trail at Craven’s Terrace and access Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park’s 40+ mile trail system.

The trail system is particularly beautiful in the winter, when seasonal streams for ice falls on the mountain’s rocky bluffs, and in the spring, when mountain laurel, azaleas, and rhodedendron are in bloom.

National Park Service Lookout Mountain Trail Map

Activity Type

Beginner greenway and two track to rocky singletrack with severe elevation gains

Related Activities

Trail running, mountain biking, birding

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga

6 miles | 13 minutes

GPS Coordinates | Ochs Highway Trailhead

35.005956, -85.331596

Google Map


Dawn to dusk
Please obey posted hours when on National Park Service trails.

Contact Information

Lookout Mountain Conservancy
1391 Holmes Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center

Lookout Mountain Conservancy

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

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