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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 by forested slopes on the east side of Lookout Mountain.

The Guild 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 and fit trail runners may leave the Guild-Hardy Trail at Craven’s Terrace and access Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park’s 40+ mile singletrack trail system.

Host to several 10 to 100K trail races every year, the Lookout Mountain system is spectacularly beautiful, historically significant and very rugged, with rocky trail surfaces and severe elevation gains.

National Park Service Lookout Mountain Trail Map

Related Activities

Day hiking, mountain biking, birding

Activity Type

Beginner greenway and two track to advanced singletrack

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga

6 miles | 13 minutes

GPS Coordinates

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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