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19 hours ago

Beautiful fun hike- more challenging than most trails ranked moderate which made it more exciting. The quarry is gorgeous and I will definitely hike out to it in the summer. My dog Halle loved it too!

What an excellent few hours of hiking out (and Back) to the Quarry.
I'll be back
Bare to the right on W Loop.. to the left on E.

hiking
2 days ago

I live close so it’s one of my favorites. The rock quarry is nice and the history is cool.

hiking
3 days ago

Near Iron Hill Trail. I like to run Iron Hill then hike this right after. A bit challenging at a few spots. Several spots to veer off and sit on small somewhat-secluded beaches and modest overlooks of the lake. Very nice scenery.

There are many trails of many varying distances and difficulty levels throughout Kennesaw Mtn trail network. I go regularly and have not tired of it three years on. I enjoy taking friends and family who visit the area, as it is often their favorite activity that we do in the NW burbs. Definitely some challenging stretches. TAKE WATER.

I hike a lot. That said, the double loop is sneaky challenging. Great hike and i like that there is the connected, figure 8 loop (East and West). You can decide to do more or less distance depending on how you feel mid hike.

The quarry was like something out of a king Arthur book....yeah. Magical.

Just beautiful, it was well worth the strain of climbing the steps to the top. I would definitely go again!

Mostly foggy and Rain. Passing front, dropping temperatures to Mid 50's.

Beautiful views from the top! Nice trail.

love it
so peaceful
dogs live yo run here

Nice view of the falls. If you have a dog you probably want to skip going up the stairs. They are open metal gratings and many dogs wouldn't use them. Actually saw a couple of people having to carry their dog. Makes a strenuous hike into a stressful hike.

The Eastern Ridge portion has some great mountain views but none of the falls. A good portion is a rutted out old gravel road that was more difficult to navigate.

We got a little more workout than planned for a short 2.1 mile hike. 610 foot vertical puts a lot of strain on your calves. The upper section of the eastern loop, is an abandoned, washed out road with large rocks. The lower section is a nice wooded switchback trail. The steps on the western loop are in good shape, mainly made of steel mesh. Great views. Do checkout the lodge. Great spot to sit on the deck and relax.

very nice trail. Worked up a sweat! We went down some stairs and just hiked all by the side of the creek,river? Was pretty challenging going thru all the rocks and tree roots. Loved it! I was kind of upset that there was a gate and couldn't go down to the ruins. I thought you were able to go down there but it was locked. Oh well,we enjoyed this park Alot! Clean and well marked.

nice view

My family went here in August. We had 3 adults, 1 toddler and 1 elderly in a wheelchair, most of the paths up to the waterfall have tire rubber and so can take stroller/wheelchair, also lots of opportunity to drive up to top so if you can’t make it. It was gorgeous and we had lots of fun (except it was tough pushing my 200lb grandma in her wheelchair!!) highly recommend it, love how you don’t have to be an avid hiker to enjoy it but you also can be because part of Appalachian trails. Can’t wait until my daughter is older and we get to hike a portion of it’s trail together!

Completed red trail and part of white. Great walk along Sweetwater Creek! Go to the end of red trail to begin a more arduous walk along the white.

love this trail. My 2.5 year old climbed all the stairs without having to be carried! Beautiful views!!!

I loved this hike. It was very peaceful and there weren’t many others on the trail. The trail was very well maintained and easy to follow. And the rock quarry was so pretty

hiking
17 days ago

Took the kids and had a great time. Saw a few deer and that brought a huge smile and excitement to the kids. Walked this trail and a smaller 3/4 mile loop connected to this trail. Beautiful views of the lake. Lovely trail. I am not an avid hiker and agree with the “moderate” skill level.

An overall quiet hike, well maintained. Most of the hike follows the creek and when it is not by the creek you are still surrounded by lush moss and green vegetation

love the hike and the upper portions are misted by the falls. it's A'1.

hiking
18 days ago

great workout. awesome views

Love this hike! I’ve been here 3 times this week. I’ve done the counter clockwise once and clockwise (slightly more tiring) twice. All three times I clocked in at 5 miles exactly. Trails are very clearly marked. Great workout, beautiful rock quarry.

Long drive for a short hike. HOWEVER- this is a beautiful area, offers a nice short hike for kiddos and camping along the way.

The southeastern portion of the trail, which we took on the way down from the falls was the only portion that actually felt like a “trail”. I have the hike a rating of 5 because of how amazing the falls are. The park is very clean and it’s interesting to see the folks that are making their way to the AT. We added about a mile of the Hike Inn trail to give us some time on the trails. Be prepared to get a great workout climbing the falls. If you want to spend some time in the woods on the real trails, I would recommend parking at the bottom, middle and top sections of the falls to get a few good looks at the falls. I would then spend my time on the AT approach trail starting at the top of the falls. You can also take the Hike Inn trail if you prefer.

27 days ago

I hiked all the trails on Saturday in Cloudland with the exception of Bear Creek Backcountry Trail because it was closed. If you are looking to have a good 15 mile day this would be a good park to hike. All the trails are well maintained and easy trekking. The most strenuous place in these trails are the stairs that exist to access/exit Sitton’s Gulch Trail - about 600 or so. This was my first time at this park, and I was blown away at the beauty of the canyon and the falls. Aside from the stairs these trails are not hard, but offer a good day of beauty and exercise. I would suggest the following “loop”: Park at the Trenton trailhead for Sitton’s Gulch Trail and begin hiking. This trail is 2 miles one way; make your way up the stairs (congratulations you just made it through the most strenuous part of the whole day). Keep going up to Overlook Trail which is up and beyond the Waterfall trails which I would save for last just because who eats dessert prior to the meal? Hike the Overlook Trail all the way back and up to the Two Mile Backcountry Loop. When you get to the actual loop which is about 2 miles or so after you reach the start of Overlook Trail, then, I suggest taking the left road and loop back around to save best for last; after loop make your way back through Overlook Trail and down to hike West Rim Loop which is 6 miles - take the left road for woods and the loop will bring you back around for canyon views and much needed breeze to cool you down. Head back down and see Cherokee and Hemlock Falls and make your way back out to the trailhead at Sitton’s Gulch. Wonderful day!

on West Rim Loop Trail

27 days ago

I hiked all the trails on Saturday in Cloudland with the exception of Bear Creek Backcountry Trail because it was closed. If you are looking to have a good 15 mile day this would be a good park to hike. All the trails are well maintained and easy trekking. The most strenuous place in these trails are the stairs that exist to access/exit Sitton’s Gulch Trail - about 600 or so. This was my first time at this park, and I was blown away at the beauty of the canyon and the falls. Aside from the stairs these trails are not hard, but offer a good day of beauty and exercise. I would suggest the following “loop”: Park at the Trenton trailhead for Sitton’s Gulch Trail and begin hiking. This trail is 2 miles one way; make your way up the stairs (congratulations you just made it through the most strenuous part of the whole day). Keep going up to Overlook Trail which is up and beyond the Waterfall trails which I would save for last just because who eats dessert prior to the meal? Hike the Overlook Trail all the way back and up to the Two Mile Backcountry Loop. When you get to the actual loop which is about 2 miles of After you reach the start of Overlook Trail, then, I suggest taking the left road and loop back around to save best for last; after loop make your way back through Overlook Trail and down to hike West Rim Loop - take the left road for woods and the loop will bring you back around for canyon views and much needed breeze to cool you down. Head back down and see Cherokee and Hemlock Falls and make your way back out to the trailhead at Sitton’s Gulch. Wonderful day!

Foggy and misty.

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