Trip Planner:   USA  /  Tennessee  /  Chattanooga  /  Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga

4.6
#3 of 104 in Nature in Tennessee
Lookout Mountain contains three famous American attractions, even though the view of Chattanooga Valley alone makes visiting this historical mountain ridge worthwhile. This wide plateau has a significant place in history as the site of an alleged Revolutionary War battle and the 1863 Civil War Battle of Lookout Mountain. Now the mountain is used for recreational activities, including rock climbing. The site's most popular attractions are Incline Railway, Ruby Falls, and Rock City. Incline Railway is the steepest passenger railway in the world and has been operating since 1895. Ruby Falls is America's largest underground waterfall at 44m (145 ft), and Rock City features a large outdoor waterfall and Swing-A-Long bridge. Make Lookout Mountain a part of your Chattanooga vacation plans using our Chattanooga online road trip planner .
map
Create an itinerary including Lookout Mountain
Places to stay near Lookout Mountain
Lookout Mountain Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
3,387 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • we went with some friends that had never been there before. it was just as I remembered and they were really pleased and enjoyed the experiance  more »
  • We waited in line about 1/2 hour for tickets but it was worth the wait! Fabulous light display on trail after trail on Lookout Mountain. Very well run with lots of staff able to guide you and answer a...  more »
  • A unique country park and landscaped gardens developed in and around the geology of Lookout Mountain. Some of the passages through the rock formations are tight and not suitable for baby carriages or ...  more »

Plan your trip to Chattanooga

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Lookout Mountain by other users

60 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Tennessee & Mammoth Cave National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in United States BY A USER FROM BELGIUM May, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Yellowstone National Park, Keystone & Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans