#10 of 64 state parks in Georgia

Best trails in Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia

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Looking for a great trail in Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia? AllTrails has 7 great forest trails, views trails, dogs leash 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, Georgia
Park information
Acreage:
1,743 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 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.Show more
#2 - James E. Edmond Trail
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 22 m
This hike is beautiful with a big payoff. Especially lovely after it rains when the streams are full and small waterfalls abound. You can also park by Black Rock Mountain Lake.Show more
#3 - Blackrock Mountain Waterfall Trail
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 25 m
#4 - Black Rock Lake Trail
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m
#5 - Edmonds Trail East Fork
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
#6 - 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
#7 - Ada-Hi Falls Trail
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 17 m