Many of these trails are converted from old railroad beds from the late 19th century. Others were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
On the west side of Lookout Mountain is Cloudland Canyon State Park, one of the largest and most scenic parks in Georgia. Home to deep canyons, sandstone cliffs, dark caves, cascading creeks plunging as waterfalls into pools below, dense forest, and abundant wildlife, the park offers numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Just south of See Rock City, in the Chattanooga Valley, the Lula Lake Land Trust protects more than 8.000 acres, including two exquisite natural features, Lula Lake and Lula Falls. Sixty miles of recreational trails have been built on the property for hiking, mountain biking, trail running and equestrian use. Gates are open two days per month and reservations are required.
Thrill-seekers will want to check out Lookout Mountain Flight Park’s individual and tandem hang gliding and paragliding training to help you fulfill your dreams to fly. Lookout Mountain has over 20 miles of ridge, overlooking miles of farmland, making a great site for ridge and thermal soaring.
Other Lookout Mountain attractions include Ruby Falls, America’s deepest cave and largest underground waterfall accessible to the public, and the Incline Railway, one of the world’s steepest passenger railways.