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#3 of 64 state parks in Georgia

Best trails in Cloudland Canyon State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Cloudland Canyon State Park ranging from 2 to 15.5 miles and from 1,883 to 2,250 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon is a scenic state park offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. The park offers many outdoor recreation opportunities with its spectacular scenery, foot deep canyons, sandstone cliffs, wild caves, waterfalls, cascading creeks, dense woodland and abundant wildlife. There are plenty of year-round activities available at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, birdwatching or disc golf, wild caves available for touring during select months of the year, a fishing pond, trails for horseback riding, picnicking grounds and numerous interpretive programs, especially on weekends.

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Map of trails in Cloudland Canyon State Park
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 (15)
#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 trailShow more
#2 - 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
#3 - Hemlock Falls Trail
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 46 m
Hemlock Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Trenton, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkinShow more
#4 - Cloudland Rim Loop via East Rim Camground
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Cloudland Rim Loop via East Rim Camground is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rising Fawn, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers Show more
#5 - West Rim Loop Trail via Cloudland Canyon Park Road
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
West Rim Loop Trail via Cloudland Canyon Park Road is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Trenton, Georgia that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levelShow more
#6 - Bear Creek Backcountry Trail
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
Note: The park closes this trail after heavy rain. Please check with the park before visiting the trail. The primitive campsites are now open, as of May 2019. Primitive campsites are sites 12 and 13.Show more
#7 - 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 eShow more
#8 - Can't Hardly Loop
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Although many trails in this area are mountain biker friendly, the Can't Hardly trail is hikers only.Show more
#9 - Cloudland Canyon Connector
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 6 h 36 m
Cloudland Canyon Connector is a 13.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Chattanooga, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offersShow more
#10 - Chattanooga 50 Mile Trail Run
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Length: 47.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
Chattanooga 50 Mile Trail RaceShow more
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