Lookout Mountain can be found just a couple of minutes from the heart of downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, and it’s known throughout the state for its stunning views and natural wonders. 

When locals think of Lookout Mountain, they’re bound to bring to mind Rock City’s famed underground waterfall, Ruby Falls, and the Incline Railway you can ride on your way upwards and onwards.

From the famed “Rock City Point,” you can see a whopping seven states: Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, and Alabama.

The science behind Lookout Mountain isn’t really a science, it’s simply just the laws of elevation. Around the world, there are many great heights that allow one to look over the countryside or entire cities, and this one just happens to be between Georgia and Tennessee. 

Hikers to the mountain are often unaware of the fact that when they reach the summit, they’ll also be granted – on a clear day – views of seven surrounding states. This is one out of only a few locations within the U.S., and it’s just as impressive to see in person as it is to read about. The reason the view is so excellent from the summit of Lookout Mountain is due to its elevation of 1,800 feet.

There are all sorts of neat ways to experience Lookout Mountain. Chattanooga is considered one of the top getaways in the nation, and it’s a great spot for outdoor adventures and all sorts of family activities.


According to onlyinyourstate.com. Source of photos: internet