• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Romantic
Scenic

All that stands between you and sweeping views of Lookout Valley and surrounding mountains is a short 0.1 mile walking trail. All within a 20-minute drive of downtown Chattanooga, this western Lookout Mountain spot is quite popular in the area.

Sunset Rock provides spectacular access to the Bluff and Gum Spring Trails for hiking, is home to some of the top trad climbing routes in the area, and is perfect for residents and visitors alike who are seeking a great view of the Chattanooga area. Parking is allowed in a tiny lot provided on West Brow Drive and leads visitors to a short 0.1 mile dirt and stone trail down to the viewpoint.

Upon arrival, be cautious since there are no railings near the edge, but enjoy the presence of local hikers, beautiful sunsets, and climbers staying active in the area. If wanting a hike in the vicinity, walk left from Sunset Rock down to the Bluff Trail intersection then head left for Covenant College or hike right to get to Craven's House.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Blanket
  • Trail shoes if hiking
  • Layers for night time
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As a photographer, you constantly look for the best location to shoot sunset, especially when you are visiting a new place. This lookout looks like a prime place to relax and take some photos. From what I have read about this place. The view is amazing.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

This spot gives a nice view of part of Chattanooga. It's a short, rocky walk from parking lot to overlook. We probably spent 20mns total and felt that was enough. I wouldn't advise visiting unless you're in the area. Also, I wish the view showed more of 'downtown' Chattanooga where the city-proper is located.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Clare Healy Admin

Adventure storyteller, outdoor explorer, and taco eater from the west. If you're in the California area, let's go on an adventure.

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