The walkway beginning here leads through Point Park to historic Point Lookout, the northern most promontory of Lookout Mountain. The distance to Point Lookout is 1/4 mile, and the walking time is about 5 minutes.
The trail to Point Lookout ends at the Ochs Overlook and Museum, a stone structure perched atop the rocky cliffs. Here there are panoramic views of Chattanooga and the Tennessee River 1,300 feet below.
Point Park preserves strategic high ground captured by Union soldiers during the Battle of Lookout Mountain in 1863. Today it is part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. The New York Peace Monument, the centerpiece of the Park, symbolizes the reconciliation of North and South.
Additional information is available at the Park visitor center across the street behind you. Exhibited there is James Walker's original 30-foot-long painting of the Battle of Lookout Mountain.
Point Park offers several fine vistas of Chattanooga and the surrounding area. There are hazardous dropoffs in the area, so please use caution and stay on walks and trails.
Overlooks in the upper part of Point Park are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs via the walk to your right. The trail to the Ochs Overlook has stairs and steep sections and is not accessible to wheelchairs.
The Ochs Memorial Overlook shortly after it was built in 1940. The overlook is located at Point Lookout, a 5-minute walk from here.
The entrance gate to Point Park under construction in 1904. This impressive structure - located just behind you - was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The design is based on the "castle" insignia of the Corps.