Virtually the entire brow of Lookout Mountain is surrounded by high bluffs with sheer dropoffs and very few guardrails. Watch your step, and especially watch your young children.
In recommending creation of the park, both House and Senate military affairs committees pointed out that probably no other field in the world presented more formidable natural obstacles to military operations than the precipitous slopes of Lookout Mountain. What was an obstacle to Civil War Soldiers is an attractive hazard to today's tourist. Take caution.
Lookout Mountain can become quite foggy. When Chattanooga is cloudy, Lookout Mountain is often foggy. And often it's patchy. This makes driving the hilly curvy roads difficult, especially at night! Drive slowly! Also, cars tend to cut across lanes around curves. And there are no sides to the roads!