National Parks Seeks Public Comments On Mountain Bike Use On Lookout Mountain

The National Park Service is seeking public comment to evaluate whether to allow MOUNTAIN BIKE use on the Jackson Gap Trail and the upper section of the John Smartt Trail in the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, within Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

In September 2014, the park completed a General Management Plan Amendment for the Lookout Mountain Battlefield. A SORBA Chattanooga supported long-term goal articulated during this plan was to allow bicycle use on the 2-mile segment of the Jackson Gap and John Smartt hiking trails. This proposed conversion, if implemented, would allow riders the ability to connect existing multi-use trails (Guild Hardy / Upper Truck) to Moonshine, Lula Lake, and on to Cloudland Canyon State Park in Georgia.

SORBA Chattanooga encourages EVERYBODY to complete this online assessment and add the following supportive comments:

I am in favor of allowing bicycles on this lightly used trail.

Comments can be submitted electronically from May 6 to June 4 via NPS link below. The link is easy and takes less than 3 minutes.

 https://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=95154

Thanks! 

SORBA Chattanooga

Posted on May 6, 2019 .