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Driving Directions to Covenant College

Driving Directions

Coming from Birmingham (I-59 North):

  • From I-59 North take the Trenton Exit (Exit 11).
  • Take a right at the end of the ramp and pass the McDonald's.
  • Take a right at the next light.
  • Take a left at light after you pass Pizza Hut.
  • Go about 1 mile.
  • Take a left on Piney Road.
  • Piney Road will turn into Burkhalter Gap and will take you up the mountain.
  • At the end of the road take a left on Scenic Highway.
  • Covenant College will be on the left after about 5 miles.
  • Pass the first entrance; the chapel will be up on the left.
  • The next entrance is the main entrance with the Covenant College sign. Go up the hill and park in the visitors lot.


Coming from Nashville (I-24 East):

  • When approaching Downtown Chattanooga (you will be able to see downtown buildings & Tennessee River on left) stay in the far right lane. If you do not keep right when exiting towards Lookout Mountain you will end up in downtown Chattanooga
  • Take the Lookout Mountain / Highway 58 exit (Exit 178); continue to the intersection.
  • Turn right at the intersection and then continue to the stop light.
  • Turn left onto Broad Street at the light. Hint: You will be following the signs to Lookout Mountain and Rock City from this point forward.
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Coming from Knoxville (I-75 South) or Atlanta (I-75 North):

  • From Knoxville (going south on I-75) or Atlanta (going north on I-75), turn west on I-24 (signs will point to Chattanooga). Take I-24 West through Chattanooga (You will eventually pass two Rossville Blvd. exits).
  • After passing both Rossville exits, move to the right lane, following signs for US Hwy. 27. You will split off from I-24.
  • Shortly after you begin on Hwy. 27, take the exit that says Hwy. 41, 58 South, Market Street, and Lkt. Mtn.
  • Once you take the Lookout Mountain exit, stay in the left lane on the exit ramp toward Lookout Mountain.
  • Stay in the left section of the exit. Continue straight ahead, and then turn left onto Broad Street. Broad Street will take you 1.4 miles through a small industrial/business section of town.
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When you see Rite Aid pharmacy on your right, prepare to turn left at the next light onto Tennessee Avenue.


Stay on this road (.5 mi.), go through two lights and just before the third light, veer right to start up Lkt. Mtn. (Actually bypassing the light). The road suddenly climbs steeply up the mountain. Follow this road all the way up the mountain, taking no turnoffs (don’t worry about the road changing names, as you will be traveling from Tennessee into Georgia).
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Near the top of the mountain (3 miles up) is a sign that says to turn left for Rock City. Don’t turn left, but continue straight ahead (for another .4 mile) going through one stop sign until you reach a “T” intersection.
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Turn right onto Lula Lake Road
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Then take an immediate left onto McFarland Road. McFarland will wind around (about .7 mile) until you reach a stop sign at another “T” intersection.

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Turn left onto Scenic Hwy. From this junction, it’s about .8 of a mile to Covenant College
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Turn right into Covenant’s steep driveway and park in the first lot you see on your left. If you cannot find an available space, you may drive to the front of Carter Hall, walk in, and ask for directions to the next available parking lots. Welcome!

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