Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

I agree with a previous reviewer. An easily moderate trail for sure and I say more than easy only because of the stairs. Only recommendation I would give is to wait until beginning to mid October whenever the leaves start to turn and the trees aren’t grown up as much for the many overlooks. Overall I loved this trail and I didn’t even trek down to the falls.

Need to plan next time to stay here and maybe stay in one of the yurts. Only got to do the loop and one of the falls - Cherokee. So need to go back and do the other trails and falls.

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful hike! Be prepared for lots of stairs!

hiking
9 days ago

Love this trail! Amazing views up top and stunning waterfalls below!

Breathtaking views. Easy to follow trail. Will definitely hike again. Hikes 9/18.

This trail has two points of entry, one is at the top and you come down through the falls or you can come up the gulch from the valley floor via the Canyon Estates entry. We already went to the falls and didn't want to subject ourselves or our dog to the 600+ steps from the top down. The trek up the valley is a pleasant 2 mile walk with various changes in elevation. The trail is wide enough for two people to hike side by side. There are some paths off the the main trail that lead to pools. It can be slippery. but your dog can have a dip to cool off. If you plan to go to the falls, please bring some boots for your dog. The grate steps and grate bridge can hurt and possibly injure their feet.

2018.09.11 We came in from the West rim campground. Nice walk to the steps. You go down from there, then you can split right to Hemlock or left to Cherokee. The majority of the 600 steps are down to Hemlock. It rained the day before. The falls were running. If you love your dog please get a set of boots for them. The grate steps will be ruff on their toes and pads.

Nice hike! I added the waterfalls at the end of the loop. Those stairs are a workout! Definitely would return.

hiking
17 days ago

Unique in that you are constantly aware that you are walking through the aftermath of what water does over time. Disappointing though because it’s been so dry as of late (today’s date 9/8/2018) that the waterfalls are nothing more than dribbles, leaving the pools of water to be a bit stagnant in areas.
Very much worth your time to hike, but don’t expect to see a flowing river in this park right now.

This was # 3 of 4 for the Canyon Climbers and my absolute fave. With 2 very different falls, and the views are stunning every step. Will go back!

Trail is open! Great rough trail. Rough enough that you won't see others, but will see great views and enjoy a true back woods experience. Trail was recently reopened after state purchased needed property.

Great trail!

Easy trek. Part of it is in deep woods. Very enjoyable, well marked and maintained.

hiking
23 days ago

Great day hike around the rim of the canyon. Easy to follow and a number of stops for incredible views of the canyon and out over Trenton. Must do in the Chattanooga area. More than easy but less than moderate. (Hiked 7/28)

hiking
26 days ago

excellent trail. well-blazed. great scenic overlooks. lot of elevation change. wear good shoes.

hiking
1 month ago

Park has purchased the section that was on private property and as of Aug 2018 trail is now back open!!

Well marked, scenic. Probably the best hike in Georgia

Cherokee Falls is my favorite! We have hiked it several times! This is one of the best waterfalls and swimming areas I've seen! A lot of steps, but totally worth it!!

I hit the West Rim Loop today and it was amazing! The trails were well-marked and very well-maintained. Took me right at 3 hours and I was moving at a moderate pace with several stops for water breaks and picture takes! Definitely one I’d do again.

hiking
1 month ago

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state, in my opinion.

Don’t mind the signs, jump the fence and take a dip at your peril, the water is great! ;)

mountain biking
1 month ago

The trail is interesting. I just hate the little bridges. They are in major need of repair/replacement. otherwise the trial is slightly technical and lots of fast fun...until you come to another bridge.

hiking
1 month ago

Offers a different overlook perspective of the canyon. I especially like the large boulders overlook. The sections that are near water are beautiful. If you want to see rhododendron, this is the trail you want.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite trials. Must be visited at least once each season.

Awesome hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Stretch before you head back up -- it'll help!

hiking
1 month ago

We did the West Rim loop along with Hemlock and Cherokee falls. This place has the feeling of being out west when your actually in Ga. It is a busy spot, but well worth fighting the crowds to see some once an a lifetime spots.

hiking
2 months ago

An AMAZING trail if you’re a sucker for water and nice views.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike !

Worthwhile trip to see the falls. Great workout. Thankfully dogs are welcome on the hike.

Not that bad of a hike, it is better for mountain biking.

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