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The Geological Wonders of Rock City

Journey along the Enchanted Trail through the Grand Corridor. Follow the stone path that winds through massive rock boulders. Each step is a discovery!

Thread yourself through the amazing Needle's Eye, shoulder-to-shoulder with tall boulders that allow only slivers of sunlight to penetrate the shadows. Listen to the hush of nature where cardinals and finches flutter. Will you cross the thrilling Swing-A-Long Bridge or rock-solid Stone Bridge? Either choice rewards you with awesome views.

Cast your wish upon the 140-foot High Falls. See if you can spot the Stone Face, keeping watch over the Chattanooga Valley and Missonary Ridge. Stand mightily upon world-famous Lover's Leap or Eagle's Nest and wrap yourself in the magnificent view. Remember to stop by our Gift Shop and buy a world-famous See Rock City birdhouse!

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The Grand Corridor is a fitting entrance to the wonders that lie ahead in Rock City. Carved out by the forces of nature millions of years ago it is no less impressive today than it must have been back then. This is the first of many fantastic photo opportunities that await you.
The Grand Corridor is a fitting entrance to the wonders that lie ahead in Rock City. Carved out by the forces of nature millions of years ago it is no less impressive today than it must have been back then. This is the first of many fantastic photo opportunities that await you.
The Grand Corridor is a fitting entrance to the wonders that lie ahead in Rock City. Carved out by the forces of nature millions of years ago it is no less impressive today than it must have been back then. This is the first of many fantastic photo opportunities that await you.
Strong winds produce a mighty howl as they whistle through the narrow Needle’s Eye passage. But those winds have an easy time squeezing through, compared to most hikers. With the cool stone walls towering close on either side, you really start to get a sense of how massive these natural monuments are.
The Swing-A-Long Bridge provides guests with both a challenge and a breathtaking view. This engineering marvel stretches a full 180 feet through the blue sky. For many, the key to successfully navigating the bridge is simple enough – don’t look down!
The Swing-A-Long Bridge provides guests with both a challenge and a breathtaking view. This engineering marvel stretches a full 180 feet through the blue sky. For many, the key to successfully navigating the bridge is simple enough – don’t look down!
The Swing-A-Long Bridge provides guests with both a challenge and a breathtaking view. This engineering marvel stretches a full 180 feet through the blue sky. For many, the key to successfully navigating the bridge is simple enough – don’t look down!
The Swing-A-Long Bridge provides guests with both a challenge and a breathtaking view. This engineering marvel stretches a full 180 feet through the blue sky. For many, the key to successfully navigating the bridge is simple enough – don’t look down!
According to folklore, a young brave names Sautee fell deeply in love with Nacoochee, a beautiful Cherokee maiden. Nacoochee loved Sautee as well, but their tribes were engaged in a bitter feud. The two finally ran off together, but Sautee was soon captured and thrown from the tip of Lover’s Leap. The despairing Nacoochee quickly followed her lover, leaping to her own death far below.
According to folklore, a young brave names Sautee fell deeply in love with Nacoochee, a beautiful Cherokee maiden. Nacoochee loved Sautee as well, but their tribes were engaged in a bitter feud. The two finally ran off together, but Sautee was soon captured and thrown from the tip of Lover’s Leap. The despairing Nacoochee quickly followed her lover, leaping to her own death far below.
According to folklore, a young brave names Sautee fell deeply in love with Nacoochee, a beautiful Cherokee maiden. Nacoochee loved Sautee as well, but their tribes were engaged in a bitter feud. The two finally ran off together, but Sautee was soon captured and thrown from the tip of Lover’s Leap. The despairing Nacoochee quickly followed her lover, leaping to her own death far below.
According to folklore, a young brave names Sautee fell deeply in love with Nacoochee, a beautiful Cherokee maiden. Nacoochee loved Sautee as well, but their tribes were engaged in a bitter feud. The two finally ran off together, but Sautee was soon captured and thrown from the tip of Lover’s Leap. The despairing Nacoochee quickly followed her lover, leaping to her own death far below.
By the time the Civil War reached the slopes of Lookout Mountain, more and more people had discovered what was already being called “the Rock City.” During the famous battle of Lookout Mountain, both a Union officer and a Confederate nurse speculated in separate diary entries that one could see seven states from atop the summit. The Seven States Flag Court stands as a lasting tribute to each of these states – Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Check out the world-famous view and see how many states you can identify.
By the time the Civil War reached the slopes of Lookout Mountain, more and more people had discovered what was already being called “the Rock City.” During the famous battle of Lookout Mountain, both a Union officer and a Confederate nurse speculated in separate diary entries that one could see seven states from atop the summit. The Seven States Flag Court stands as a lasting tribute to each of these states – Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Check out the world-famous view and see how many states you can identify.
By the time the Civil War reached the slopes of Lookout Mountain, more and more people had discovered what was already being called “the Rock City.” During the famous battle of Lookout Mountain, both a Union officer and a Confederate nurse speculated in separate diary entries that one could see seven states from atop the summit. The Seven States Flag Court stands as a lasting tribute to each of these states – Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Check out the world-famous view and see how many states you can identify.
Legend has it that gnomes and elves used to hold large seasonal gatherings in a clearing on the far side of Fat Man’s Squeeze, thinking they were safe from the curious eyes of humans. When they realized how many of us were able to wiggle our way through, the Little Ones retreated to a more private meeting place deep within the forest.
Legend has it that gnomes and elves used to hold large seasonal gatherings in a clearing on the far side of Fat Man’s Squeeze, thinking they were safe from the curious eyes of humans. When they realized how many of us were able to wiggle our way through, the Little Ones retreated to a more private meeting place deep within the forest.
Legend has it that gnomes and elves used to hold large seasonal gatherings in a clearing on the far side of Fat Man’s Squeeze, thinking they were safe from the curious eyes of humans. When they realized how many of us were able to wiggle our way through, the Little Ones retreated to a more private meeting place deep within the forest.
Legend has it that gnomes and elves used to hold large seasonal gatherings in a clearing on the far side of Fat Man’s Squeeze, thinking they were safe from the curious eyes of humans. When they realized how many of us were able to wiggle our way through, the Little Ones retreated to a more private meeting place deep within the forest.
No matter which angle you choose for admiring this curiosity of nature, it simply boggles the mind. The 1,000-Ton Balanced Rock perches atop the two points of its tiny rock base as if it has been there forever. Have wind, water and time simply worn away the bottom portion of the huge boulder, or is there another explanation? Only the gnomes know for sure.
No matter which angle you choose for admiring this curiosity of nature, it simply boggles the mind. The 1,000-Ton Balanced Rock perches atop the two points of its tiny rock base as if it has been there forever. Have wind, water and time simply worn away the bottom portion of the huge boulder, or is there another explanation? Only the gnomes know for sure.
No matter which angle you choose for admiring this curiosity of nature, it simply boggles the mind. The 1,000-Ton Balanced Rock perches atop the two points of its tiny rock base as if it has been there forever. Have wind, water and time simply worn away the bottom portion of the huge boulder, or is there another explanation? Only the gnomes know for sure.
Rock City’s Critter Classroom is a stadium seated, outdoor facility, located just inside the entrance to Rock City. This open air facility allows guests a chance to take part in interactive learning experiences during their visit to Rock City.
Rock City’s Critter Classroom is a stadium seated, outdoor facility, located just inside the entrance to Rock City. This open air facility allows guests a chance to take part in interactive learning experiences during their visit to Rock City.
Rock City’s Critter Classroom is a stadium seated, outdoor facility, located just inside the entrance to Rock City. This open air facility allows guests a chance to take part in interactive learning experiences during their visit to Rock City.
As part of our 75th anniversary celebration, Rock City opened a new portion of the Enchanted Trail. Named Legacy Lane, this new trail is devoted to the rich history of Rock City and its 75-plus years of making memories that last a lifetime. Included in this historical stroll is a video presentation about the history of Rock City in the original entry building, and several displays highlighting each decade of Rock City’s rich history.
As part of our 75th anniversary celebration, Rock City opened a new portion of the Enchanted Trail. Named Legacy Lane, this new trail is devoted to the rich history of Rock City and its 75-plus years of making memories that last a lifetime. Included in this historical stroll is a video presentation about the history of Rock City in the original entry building, and several displays highlighting each decade of Rock City’s rich history.
As part of our 75th anniversary celebration, Rock City opened a new portion of the Enchanted Trail. Named Legacy Lane, this new trail is devoted to the rich history of Rock City and its 75-plus years of making memories that last a lifetime. Included in this historical stroll is a video presentation about the history of Rock City in the original entry building, and several displays highlighting each decade of Rock City’s rich history.
Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, Family reunions, school field trips, church groups, corporate outings, tour and travel groups – Rock City’s Pavilion has it covered!
Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, Family reunions, school field trips, church groups, corporate outings, tour and travel groups – Rock City’s Pavilion has it covered!
Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, Family reunions, school field trips, church groups, corporate outings, tour and travel groups – Rock City’s Pavilion has it covered!
Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, Family reunions, school field trips, church groups, corporate outings, tour and travel groups – Rock City’s Pavilion has it covered!
New in 2007, the old Fairyland Fire Hall and Police Station has been converted to a full-service Starbucks. Now visitors to Rock City can enjoy a great cup of coffee before or after their stroll along the Enchanted Trail.
New in 2007, the old Fairyland Fire Hall and Police Station has been converted to a full-service Starbucks. Now visitors to Rock City can enjoy a great cup of coffee before or after their stroll along the Enchanted Trail.
New in 2007, the old Fairyland Fire Hall and Police Station has been converted to a full-service Starbucks. Now visitors to Rock City can enjoy a great cup of coffee before or after their stroll along the Enchanted Trail.

 

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