Explore the most popular walking 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.

Great hike with beautiful scenic views. The stairs are the only real challenge.

Very pretty overlooks . Rocks are gorgeous. Also beautiful sunsets here .

hiking
7 days ago

The Waterfalls are wonderful, well worth the stairs to them .

Have visited Cloudland Canyon several times. This is a great place even for children. Was warned by a Ranger, stay off the rocks. Also stay off Sittons Gluch Trail it goes nowhere. It ends where people live. We were blessed a man with a pickup truck happened to come by and drove us back to the parking lot.

Great trail with lots of variety ie. Waterfalls, streams, big rocks, beautiful overlooks.

Awesome, the stairs to the falls was tough.

mountain biking
13 days ago

I rode the CCT parking at the trailhead in the park. $5 at the ranger station entering and if you ask they give you a map. According to the map there are other places to park and you can access 5 points but not being familiar and not wanting to get towed, I just went the safe route. The CCT is a wide easy ride with traffic but the connecting trails are marked well and rated. My intention was to get to 5 points but i saw bark eater and it was rated double black diamond so I hit it. It was a pretty good ride from the CCT trailhead to here so I didnt make 5 points but bark eater was pretty good. Plenty of places to experience a flat and technical. Brakes are a must. Somebody put in alot of time making the rock gardens and they did a great job. The CCT is so well marked and it makes the map easy to read and realize where your at. This trail system is an awesome place for any level of rider. If you have someone on the fence and you want to take them riding and not worry about destroying a bike or get hurt this is the one. I would imagine there would be alot of traffic on the weekend but I was there on a Friday and saw one other person. From everything Ive read 5 points is where you want to ride and next time now that I have a map that’ll be where I’ll be riding.

hiking
22 days ago

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.

hiking
27 days ago

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
29 days ago

Beautiful hike! Be prepared for lots of stairs!

hiking
29 days ago

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

Plenty of overlooks if you want good pictures.

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.

Nice, well marked trail. Lots of shade.

hiking
1 month 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.

Easy enough, with expansive views of the gulch and rock faces.

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!

Great trail!

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

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.

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