Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a 90 minute, one-mile walking tour exploring traces of the Old Wauhatchie Pike on Lookout Mountain on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. This program begins at the Sky Harbor Court Hotel on Lookout Mountain (2159 Old Wauhatchie Pike, Chattanooga). Parking will be located behind the hotel.
At the time of the Civil War, the Old Wauhatchie Pike connected Chattanooga to Lookout Valley. This narrow road along the slopes of Lookout Mountain proved to be a formidable obstacle and bottleneck for both Union and Confederate forces as they moved into and around Chattanooga in the late summer and fall of 1863.
With the lack of foliage in the winter season, tour participants will be able to better see how this vital road shaped the outcome of the Campaign for Chattanooga.
Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423 821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706 866-9241, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.