Located on Lookout Mountain with nearly a mile of sensational eastern brow views, Hawk Bluff offers a unique opportunity to own 228± acres that is only 13 miles from downtown Chattanooga plus the added benefit of being surrounded by a significant landscape of protected lands, much of which offers public access for a myriad of recreational activities. The property includes one of the higher peaks on Lookout offering unrivaled sunrises, sunsets, and views that can encompass nearly 360 degrees. Virtually surrounded by protected land, Hawk Bluff feels and operates much larger than its actual size. The Cloudland Canyon Connector trailhead is located adjacent to the property’s entrance and provides excellent access to miles upon miles of trails to be enjoyed from your own backyard. As the name suggests, the trails do ultimately connect to Cloudland Canyon State Park. There is no conservation easement on this property, which affords a new owner maximum opportunity to pursue any interests they desire. The property consists almost exclusively of mature hardwood forests and there are a couple of springs that originate on the property that converge and offer the potential of a very promising mountain lake site.
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“This really is a very unusual opportunity to own a substantial piece of land with incredible brow views that is so close to Chattanooga’s most vibrant downtown areas. The privacy provided by the surrounding protected landscape is unrivaled, plus you have the ability to so easily access a tremendous amount of outdoor recreation.”
Overview & Facts
- 228± acres on Lookout Mountain
- 2300± foot elevations on the mountain's eastern brow provides gorgeous views
- Only 13 miles to downtown Chattanooga
- Surrounded by an enormous landscape of protected lands
- Excellent existing trail system
- Forested with mature hardwoods
- At least two springs on the property that could feed a mountain lake
- Only two hours from Atlanta, Birmingham, and Nashville
Hawk Bluff is located in the northwest corner of Georgia on Lookout Mountain, which is largely the southern terminus of the Cumberland Plateau. More specifically, the property is located in Walker County off of Nickajack Road. Hawk Bluff has an elevation of ~2,300 feet.
Most notably, Hawk Bluff is located only 13 miles or 20 minutes from the heart of downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga has become one of America’s most dynamic middle-sized cities with an array of exciting venues for nearby residents. New York Times is quoted as saying, “Not too small and not too big, Chattanooga is really the undiscovered gem of Tennessee.” This convenience to all of Chattanooga’s amenities (restaurants, festivals, airport, hospitals) is a major benefit to owning Hawk Bluff.
The property is located just two hours from Atlanta, Birmingham, and Nashville.
Hawk Bluff is located next to some of Chattanooga’s most popular outdoor venues and natural attractions that provide the outdoor escape that so many of us seek.
Lula Lake Land Trust: A shining example of the benefits of conservation, the Lula Lake Land Trust has protected over 8,000± acres on Lookout Mountain with an emphasis to preserve the Rock Creek and Bear Creek watersheds. Their efforts have guaranteed these abundant resources will benefit both current and future generations, and the LLLT provides opportunities to horseback ride, mountain bike, hike, picnic, and just simply enjoy the great outdoors. Located just a few minutes from the main entrance, Hawk Bluff boasts some of the best access to these LLLT resources.
Cloudland Canyon State Park: Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state of Georgia, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton’s Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800± to 1,980± feet. Hawk Bluff’s entrance is located right next to the main access for the Cloudland Canyon Connector trailhead, which means the owner of Hawk Bluff can strike out on a mountain bike, hike or horseback ride from their own backdoor and travel on miles of well maintained trails to reach direct access to Cloudland Canyon State Park.
In addition, there are boundless other opportunities nearby that surround the Chattanooga community for an outdoor enthusiast to enjoy.
Lying within the humid subtropical zone of the United States, the area offers a mild, pleasant climate and four distinct seasons. Spring arrives in March with mild days and cool nights, and by late May temperatures have warmed up considerably to herald warm summer days. On average, July is the warmest month of the year. The summer months tend to receive more precipitation than other times of the year, and the area has an average annual rainfall of 53 inches. Fall is marked by mild-to-warm days and cooler nights. Winter is usually mild, with the coldest days featuring lows near or slightly above freezing and highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s. Snow occurs sporadically with an average annual accumulation of approximately five inches.
One of the most striking features of Hawk Bluff is its location on the eastern brow of Lookout Mountain. The ~2,300 feet of elevation and unique ridge line puts you high enough to enjoy gorgeous views from several different vantage points that include sunrises, sunsets and scenery looking back over the mountain.
The landscape of Hawk Bluff and its access to an expansive network of neighboring lands transforms your actual land interests into a property that feels and operates much larger – it becomes reflective of several thousands of acres. There is a trail system in place that can be taken from the property all the way to High Point, the tallest peak of Lookout Mountain, and then continuing on through the Five Points trail system that ultimately leads to Cloudland Canyon State Park. This trail system is available for most all outdoor activities including horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking.
Horse pastures and equine facilities could be constructed on the property along with a host of other things such as food plots for wildlife to support hunting interests. There is also the ideal location to build a mountain lake that would be fed by at least two springs located on the property.
Acreage & Taxes
Deeded Acres: 228±
Total Acres: 228±
The annual property taxes are approximately $2,200.