Tennessee Rock Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews

Tennessee Rock Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mountain City, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The yellow-blazed 2.2-mile Tennessee Rock Trail, winding its way through some of the highest and lushest forests, is the parks most popular hiking trail. Rated by experienced hikers as easy to moderate, the trail offers most visitors a perfect opportunity to get better acquainted with the areas rich woodlands and vistas, that on clear days span over 80 miles into the neighboring states of both North and South Carolina, as well as Tennessee.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice moderate trail with a rewarding observation point and walk along the ridge. Recommend rounding the loop counter clockwise to enjoy the overlook toward the end and go DOWN the steeper hill rather than up it!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail with a couple of easy-mod sections. Nice ridge hike with lovely view at the top of a pretty valley and the mountains. Took us 1 hour 20 min hiking at a leisurely pace.

hiking
1 month ago

The leaves had completely turned so that was a beautiful sight. There was a long uphill section that gave my mom some trouble but most of the trail was more on the “easy” side. The view at the top was great, despite some fog. I’d like to come back in the spring and see the wildflowers.

hiking
1 month ago

Counterclockwise is easy. Great view, not super rocky/rooty.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with nice views. The leaves are just beginning to bring color.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful day at the Black Rock State Park. Trees are beginning to change over, some noticeable reds and Orange along the Tennessee Trail.

hiking
5 months ago

I've done this hike many times over the years that I've visited the Clayton area. This is a great hike for families that don't hike much. Today we had a 6yo girl scamper up the 400' ascent without assistance. At other times, we've had an aunt in her 70s hike with us. Although it's rated as moderate, it's mostly easy and the two longer ascents are not that difficult.

We spent two hours hiking together today, a group of 11. That includes a few breaks during the 2nd, longer ascent, and lots of time posing for photos at the monument stone at the peak, and at the overlook.

The trail is in good shape, a little mud, and a couple of slippery places along the way. Most of us wore shorts (July 2), we had hiking poles or sticks (not necessary), and some wore sneakers. There is a new bridge over a very small stream.

We went right at the loop fork, as the ascent is less steep that way. By the time you're at the overlook, you're about 2/3rds done!

This won't be anyone's #1 favorite trail, but it's popular because it's easy, fun, has a nice overlook, short, and gives you enough of a work-out so you can say you were hiking, not walking, in the mountains.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy hike with a huge pay off at the summit. Will hike again, strongly recommend

hiking
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

I purchased a $1 guide at visitor center and took a leisurely pace on this loop while learning about the area.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Great trail

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Nice trail at Blackrock State Park trail. This is 1 of 2 of their signature trails and is by far the easier. 2.2 miles with some modest ascent and really just a medium or so difficulty. It does have a few areas of interest, including a spot with a really nice view, even with leaves, and a cool ridgeline walk along the Eastern continental divers. To the left, water goes to the Atlantic, to the right water goes to the gulf.

Really only a 3 star trail but it is really lush, the day was perfect, and I just really like this park. They have nice tent camping, great volunteers, and it is at 3500 ft so stays nice and cool

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

There was one lookout spot that had a nice view of mountains in the distance other than that just a typical wooded hiking trail. Nothing spectacular probably a one and done trail for us.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

It was raining the few hours we hiked with my dog, but it only enhanced the experience. There was plenty of cover where the hard rain only created a most among the trees. We did get wet, but it was a great hike. A few points with steep gradient, but it was steady for the 2.2 miles it claims on the sign. Periodic signs and tenth-of-a-mile markers make it easy to keep up. Also, amazing views, rain or shine. All in all a great trail and worth the four hour round trip drive.

hiking
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Good hike. It's definitely more than 1.5mi though!! Says 2.2 on the entrance sign and a guide book to the area says 2.5. Felt like the latter. Some elevation gain with great views.

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