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julia falls

This impressive 100-foot waterfall is a highlight of the trail that starts at Signal Point on Signal Mountain and is part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Julia Falls is not accessible by foot and must be viewed from the trail.

24 min (14.8 miles) from Wauhatchie Woodlands

Experience the stunning beauty of Julia Falls Overlook during your visit to Chattanooga, Tennessee. This 4-mile hike along the Tennessee River Gorge offers multiple breathtaking views just outside the city. The trail, with moderate difficulty, takes you through rocky terrain and serene forested paths. Begin your adventure at Signal Point Park, where you can enjoy an initial view from the overlook and pavilion. Follow the white-blazed Cumberland Trail, descending through the mousetrap with its steep steps, rocks, and ramps. Along the way, you’ll encounter side trails and a rocky ledge for another scenic overlook. After half a mile, reach Julia Falls Overlook, boasting mesmerizing vistas of the Tennessee River Gorge and Edwards Point. If you prefer a shorter hike, you can turn back here for a 1-mile round trip. The trail is suitable for all ages, welcomes dogs, and involves an elevation gain of approximately 380 feet. Remember, the Julia Falls Overlook trail is designated for day-use only, allowing you to fully appreciate its natural wonders.