Finding Moccasin Bend’s Brown’s Ferry Federal Road Hike

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-guided hike along Moccasin Bend’s Brown’s Ferry Federal Road on Saturday, March 1. The mile and a half, two-hour program will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Brown’s Ferry Federal Road Trailhead on Moccasin Bend Road. To find the trailhead, follow the “Special Event” signs beginning on Manufacturers Road. 

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), surface collections, and Shovel Tests – some of these terms may be familiar to you, while others may not be as familiar.

Join Park Historian Jim Ogden as he leads a hike along the historic road trace leading to Brown’s Ferry, explaining how both old-fashioned and new-fangled techniques can assist in the recovery of a largely lost, yet highly significant piece of our region’s history.

Comfortable, supportive, wet-weather footwear, clothing appropriate for the weather and water are recommended for this program.

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706 866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423 821-7786, or visit the park’s website at

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