Lookout Mountain Trails
Guild-Hardy Trail

The Guild-Hardy Trail begins on Ochs Highway and climbs up Lookout Mountain along an old railroad bed comprised mostly of crushed gravel. The trail passes under the Incline Railway, by Ruby Falls and numerous monuments and structures from the Civil War including Craven’s House, until it ends at Scenic Highway, near the Lookout Mountain Battlefield.
More adventurous hikers and bikers may leave the Guild-Hardy Trail at Craven’s Terrace and access Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park’s 40+ mile trail system. The Upper Truck Trail in particular increases in grade and difficulty at it ascends to Och’s Gateway for another 4 miles.

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






Trail Map

Hours and Cost

Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset

Cost: Free

Pet Friendly

Yes, on a leash


Lookout Mountain Conservancy

1391 Holmes Dr.

Chattanooga, TN 37408



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