Tennessee Rock Tail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mountain City, GA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The yellow-blazed 2.2-mile Tennessee Rock Trail, winding its way through some of the highest and lushest forests, is the parks most popular hiking trail. Rated by experienced hikers as easy to moderate, the trail offers most visitors a perfect opportunity to get better acquainted with the areas rich woodlands and vistas, that on clear days span over 80 miles into the neighboring states of both North and South Carolina, as well as Tennessee.
I purchased a $1 guide at visitor center and took a leisurely pace on this loop while learning about the area.
Nice trail at Blackrock State Park trail. This is 1 of 2 of their signature trails and is by far the easier. 2.2 miles with some modest ascent and really just a medium or so difficulty. It does have a few areas of interest, including a spot with a really nice view, even with leaves, and a cool ridgeline walk along the Eastern continental divers. To the left, water goes to the Atlantic, to the right water goes to the gulf.
Really only a 3 star trail but it is really lush, the day was perfect, and I just really like this park. They have nice tent camping, great volunteers, and it is at 3500 ft so stays nice and cool
There was one lookout spot that had a nice view of mountains in the distance other than that just a typical wooded hiking trail. Nothing spectacular probably a one and done trail for us.
It was raining the few hours we hiked with my dog, but it only enhanced the experience. There was plenty of cover where the hard rain only created a most among the trees. We did get wet, but it was a great hike. A few points with steep gradient, but it was steady for the 2.2 miles it claims on the sign. Periodic signs and tenth-of-a-mile markers make it easy to keep up. Also, amazing views, rain or shine. All in all a great trail and worth the four hour round trip drive.
Good hike. It's definitely more than 1.5mi though!! Says 2.2 on the entrance sign and a guide book to the area says 2.5. Felt like the latter. Some elevation gain with great views.