Lookout Mountain

View of Chattanooga from Lookout Mountainbdep2

The Lookout Mountain is a mountain in the border region of Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee in the United States. It is located near Chattanooga. It forms, together with the further north west in the Sand Mountain most of the southern end of the Cumberland Plateau. The High Point called summit is located at an altitude of 729 m. The foothills of the mountain stretching into the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. From the summit of Lookout Mountain Chattanooga the city and the valley of the Tennessee River can be seen; the mountain was so in the time of the Civil War of strategic importance. On November 24, 1863, he was the scene of the battle above the clouds.

In Chattanooga is located in the mountain cave with the Ruby Falls. Other attractions for tourists are the rock formations Rock City. From a local viewpoint, the territories of four U.S. states visible on clear days - Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, for example, some mountains in the area of Knoxville, Tennessee, which are about 160 km away.

Martin Luther King mentioned the Lookout Mountain in his "I Have a Dream" speech