Cravens House

The Cravens House in springtime

Cravens House

Cannon on Cravens Lawn

Point Hotel from Cravens House

Cravens House around 1900

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Cravens House Trailhead

The greatest concentration of hiking trails in the park is found in the area of the Cravens House. The best place to park is below the Cravens House in the lower lot on Cravens Terrace Road, leaving the upper lot available for those wishing only to tour the house. Steps and a short path lead up from the lower lot to the Cravens lawn.

Robert Cravens was an early industrialist who built the first blast furnace in Chattanooga. His home, the only remaining Civil War era structure on the mountain, was used as a headquarters by both armies. During the fierce fighting which took place here during the Battle of Lookout Mountain, the house was nearly leveled, but Cravens rebuilt in the style of the original in 1866.

Start Your Hike

Replace this: the Bluff Trail leading south towards Sunset Rock (1.12 miles).

To the right is the less-traveled Point Park to Sunset Rock route, no scratch that, it's the Mountain Beautiful Trail, which loops down to the Cravens House.

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