West Rim Loop Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rising Fawn, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
This was a great trail with grand views of the canyon - well marked and lots of nice rock outcroppings!
we love Cloudland Canyon park. The hiking trails are well maintained and marked very good
The trail is in good shape, well marked with great lookouts over the canyon. We went on a cold day during the week and there were few other hikers. Closer to the trailhead you run into more environmental damage from overuse and misuse. Overall, a nice fairly easy trail but I would suggest hiking it during the week to avoid the crowds.
A very scenic hike!
Not that hard of a hike. There are plenty of awesome canyon overlooks. Also passes through a few pretty creeks
Hiked this trail in January and the weather was perfect, took our time at the scenic overlook spots and finished in a little over 3 hours. Great views are mainly on the eastern side of the trail. It wasn't packed but there was a decent number of people on the trail at the same time; so you know if a trail is somewhat crowded in January it'll definitely be packed for spring/summer weekends so be aware of that.
A great little trail. Consider it easy and would be great for trail running. The Canyon provided some of the most beautiful views. Will go again :)
Fantastic views EVERYWHERE!! This place is beautiful!! The west rim loop is an amazing trail run. You are running on the edge of a Mountain with the greatest scenery imaginable. I like that it has people along the trail; it makes me feel safe. I live up here and I never grow tired of this place. I can't imagine giving this place less than 5 stars. GREAT TRAIL!! One of my favorites