Sunset Rock

Stretching along the western face of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Sunset Park is home to some of Tennessee’s finest single-pitch trad climbing. The hard sandstone provides great climbing and spectacular views of the valley below. Routes are plentiful in a wide range of difficulty, and the northwest-facing cliff offers a cool, shady alternative to other climbing areas during the summer months.

Sunset has a long and interesting history, both for climbers and Civil War buffs. A part of Lookout Mountain Battlefield in Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, it is highly respected and protected by the local climbing community and the National Park Service as a place of historical significance.

To protect access for climbers and also the mountain’s historical integrity, please respect and obey all of the NPS climbing regulations for Sunset Rock. The best place to park is Lookout Mountain Battlefield’s Cravens House.


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Hours and Cost

Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset

Cost: Free

Pet Friendly

Yes, on a leash


National Park Service Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park

3370 LaFayette Rd.

Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742



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