(First) Café 7 (Photo by Nathalie DuPré, (Second) Sunset Rock
Since the 1930s, Ruby Falls has been wowing residents and visitors alike as the deepest commercial waterfall in the United States. Ruby Falls is also home to High Point ZIP Adventure, which offers over 700 feet of ziplines and a 40-foot climbing tower. Nearby Rock City is another favorite with memorable rock formations and captivating gardens. Among the attraction’s most distinguished features is Lover’s Leap, where visitors can get a glimpse of seven different states from a single overlook. Another iconic attraction is the Incline Railway, which takes passengers up a century-old cable railway system to the top of Lookout Mountain.
Cravens House and Point Park call Lookout Mountain home and commemorate the 1863 “Battle Above the Clouds.” With scenic views of the valley below, learning about Chattanooga’s role in the Civil War becomes a memorable experience.
Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Lookout Mountain for activities such as hang gliding, where guests can experience a tandem flight to get an unsurpassed view of the city. Popular destinations in the area include Bluff Trail, Glen Falls Trail, Sunset Rock, and Lula Lake. Nearby Cloudland Canyon State Park offers camping and horseback riding with an additional 64 miles of hiking trails and 30 miles of biking trails.
DINING AND SPORTS:
Residents and visitors can enjoy golf, fine dining, and other facilities such as a fitness center, tennis court, and swimming pool at the Lookout Mountain Club. Café on the Corner and Café 7 at Rock City are notable eateries and serve up Southern staples.
Several festivals take place on Lookout Mountain each year and entertain the masses. Among them is Rock City’s Rocktoberfest, which features authentic German food and dance, while the Enchanted Garden of Lights brightens the holiday season for all of its onlookers. Shamrock City brings with it the luck of the Irish, the spring welcomes EarthDayz, and the Southern Blooms Festival features stunning blossoms. Ruby Falls, meanwhile, plays host to Romance at Ruby, Christmas Underground, and the top-rated Dread Hollow.