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Experience Georgia’s historic high country when you visit this mountaintop city, where monumental rock formations shelter beautiful parks and gardens.

Lookout Mountain is a city on a mountain of the same name in Walker County. With its remarkable geological formations, valley views and tranquil gardens, Lookout Mountain is one of Chattanooga’s most popular getaways. Discover Lookout Mountain’s exciting outdoor family adventures. Investigate historic railways that climb up the rocky foothills or delve into a cave to see an awe-inspiring waterfall.

One of Lookout Mountain’s highlights is the Rock City Gardens. This extraordinary geological wonder provides insight into the region’s unique form. Wander along the enchanted trail and admire tranquil gardens and native trees. Hike along the brow of a rocky mountain 1,700 feet (520 meters) above sea level and look out across Chattanooga Valley. Walk along a dizzyingly high swing bridge and see a waterfall cascading 100 feet (30 meters) down the face of the rock. On a clear day, you might be able to see the summits of North Carolina from the mountaintop.

You won’t believe your eyes when you visit Ruby Falls, one of America’s deepest underground waterfalls. Clamber into a dark cavern to watch this 145-foot (44-meter) waterfall leap from the cave rim above you. This cave system also has a fun-filled zip-line course. Check out the views from Lookout Mountain Tower and spot downtown Chattanooga and the Tennessee River Gorge.

To reach Lookout Mountain’s captivating attractions, drive or catch the historic Incline Railway. This charming railway has been taking passengers up the steep face of the mountain since 1895.

Lookout Mountain is a mountaintop city on the border of Tennessee. It is a 15-minute drive from the city of Chattanooga. Enjoy Lookout Mountain as a daytrip or stay overnight in one of the mountain’s boutique suites or inns. With its superb views, exciting adventures and indulgent accommodations, Lookout Mountain offers the perfect escape.

Top Hotels in Lookout Mountain

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Chanticleer Inn
Chanticleer Inn
3.5 out of 5
1300 Mockingbird Ln, Lookout Mountain, GA
The price is $195 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Rock City and within 3 mi (5 km) of Point Park and Lookout Mountain Incline ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)

"Wonderful all round. Special attention has been made to keep rooms ultra clean."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Chanticleer Inn
Cozy Log Cabin on Lookout Mountain
Cozy Log Cabin on Lookout Mountain
Lookout Mountain, GA
The price is $86 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 22

Situated in Lookout Mountain, this cabin is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Lula Lake Land Trust and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lookout Mountain and Cloudland Canyon State ...

4.1/5Very Good! (8 reviews)
Just what we were looking for

"This cabin apartment was cute and clean. It has no living room, just a king bed, but It seemed to have all the amenities we needed for an enjoyable stay!!! It's in the back of owner's cabin, but it's very quiet. We enjoyed seeing deer walking around in the yard. We will book again!!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Cozy Log Cabin on Lookout Mountain
Mockingbird Cottage Lookout Mountain
Mockingbird Cottage Lookout Mountain
Lookout Mountain, GA
The price is $100 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated in Lookout Mountain, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Rock City and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. Battles for ...

5/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
nice cottage

"easy to find close to all attractions in area, especially rock city you can just walk across street, but not so close to hear all the traffic. nice place for a short getaway."…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Mockingbird Cottage Lookout Mountain

Popular places to visit in Lookout Mountain

Rock City
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Rock City

4.5/5(400 reviews)

Enjoy the mountain views and explore Rock City, a well-known green space in Lookout Mountain. Stroll along the riverfront or discover the area's beautiful waterfalls.

Lula Lake Land Trust
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Lula Lake Land Trust

Enjoy the mountain views and explore Lula Lake Land Trust, a lovely green space in Lookout Mountain. Discover the beautiful waterfalls and must-see aquarium in this family-friendly area.

Tennessee Aquarium
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Tennessee Aquarium

4.5/5(379 reviews)

Make time to visit the sea life at Tennessee Aquarium and find out why this is a top attraction in Chattanooga. Stroll along the riverfront or discover the area's mountain views.

Chattanooga Choo Choo
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Chattanooga Choo Choo

4/5(467 reviews)

Study the exhibits at Chattanooga Choo Choo, a favorite museum in Chattanooga. In the area, take in the fascinating museums and mountain views.

Chattanooga Riverfront
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Chattanooga Riverfront

4.5/5(527 reviews)

Enjoy some culture with a trip to Chattanooga Riverfront, a favorite attraction in Chattanooga. Stroll along the riverfront or visit the aquarium in this family-friendly area.

Lookout Mountain
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Lookout Mountain

4.5/5(912 reviews)

Explore Lookout Mountain, a popular spot to commune with nature in Rising Fawn, and enjoy the beautiful waterfalls. Discover the mountain views in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Lookout Mountain

Murder & Mayhem Haunted History Tour
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Murder & Mayhem Haunted History Tour

$22
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Segway Tours of Chattanooga Tennessee
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Segway Tours of Chattanooga Tennessee

$60
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Tennessee
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Tennessee

$10
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Tennessee
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Tennessee

$10
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Tennessee
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Tennessee

$10
Per adult
Middle Ocoee River Rafting Trip
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Middle Ocoee River Rafting Trip

$43
Per adult

Reviews of Lookout Mountain

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 22, 2020

We very satisfied with our stay and we will definitely stay there again

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 20, 2019

Can’t wait to return!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 25, 2018

A little hard to drive on the mountain

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