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#13 of 64 state parks in Georgia

Best trails in Black Rock Mountain State Park

900 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia? AllTrails has 7 great forest trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Black Rock Mountain State Park ranging from 2.2 to 4.5 miles and from 2,263 to 3,628 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Black Rock Mountain State Park, named for its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss, encompasses some of the most outstanding country in Georgias Blue Ridge Mountains. Located astride the Eastern Continental Divide at an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Numerous scenic overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas of the Southern Appalachians, and several hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, cascading streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. The summit visitor center and picnic tables are popular with travelers in northeast Georgia. Nearby are Tallulah Gorge State Park, Moccasin Creek State Park, and the town of Clayton with art galleries, restaurants and shops. Rental cottages with mountain views and a modern campground make this a great mountain getaway. Tent campers can even choose from more secluded "walk-in" sites or primitive backpacking sites. Campers with RVs should be aware that the park entrance includes a two-mile climb with a 10% grade, and the campground has a number of tight turns. Most camping rigs exceeding 25 feet are not recommended. Due to the incline and the high elevation, the park may close during periods of icy weather. CLOSED MID DECEMBER TO MID MARCH

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Map of trails in Black Rock Mountain State Park
Park information
Acreage:
1743 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
(800) 864-7275
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Top trails (7)
#1 - Tennessee Rock Trail
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
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 moderatShow more
#2 - James E. Edmond Trail
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 22 m
James E. Edmond Trail is a 7.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Clayton, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accShow more
#3 - Edmonds Trail East Fork
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
Edmonds Trail East Fork is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rabun Gap, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily useShow more
#4 - Black Rock Lake Trail
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 41 m
Black Rock Lake Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rabun Gap, Georgia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and natShow more
#5 - Blackrock Mountain Waterfall Trail
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Blackrock Mountain Waterfall Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain City, Georgia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is priShow more
#6 - Ada-Hi Falls Trail
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 17 m
Ada-Hi Falls Trail is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Clayton, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, natureShow more
#7 - Lookoff Mountain via James Edmonds Trail Loop
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Lookoff Mountain via James Edmonds Trail Loop is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rabun Gap, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used forShow more