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Best bird watching trails in Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Cloudland Canyon State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia
Park information
Acreage:
3,485 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 (5)
#1 - West Rim Loop Trail
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
The Waterfalls Trail begins on a paved section of the park at the main overlook. Parking is available in an adjacent lot. The trail progresses into the canyon on a 40-degree slope. Most of the trail consists of gravel and stairsteps, numbering over 1200 in all. Both waterfalls cascade off sheer faces at 60 and 90 feet, and are among the most beautiful in the state. Swimming and climbing on rocks are strictly forbidden, and regulations are enforced.Show more
#2 - Hemlock Falls Trail
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 46 m
Fun trail with lots of scenic views. Lots of stairs, some metal grate steps, so although dogs are allowed, it is not very dog friendly. The waterfalls can dry up depending on the time of the year. Show more
#3 - Sitton's Gulch Trail
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
Please note that street parking near the trail head is not allowed. Show more
#4 - Two-Mile Backcountry Loop Trail
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 57 m
This two-mile loop provides access to the parks back-country campsites. In a clockwise fashion, the trail slopes gently downward through oak woodland on its way to a small stream and dark groves of eastern hemlock. The trail then climbs approximately 200 feet back to the trail-head.Show more
#5 - Cloudland Canyon Connector
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 6 h 36 m