Tennessee Rock Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily 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 and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Black Rock Mountain State Park charges a $5 parking fee. You can also purchase an annual pass that is valid at all Georgia State Parks for $50. 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.

Black Rock Mountain State Park 3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway Mountain City, GA 30562 Rabun County Mailing Address 3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway Mountain City, GA 30562

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Kristen Broda
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Some inclines for the FL girl but not really the views I was hoping for. Burned some calories so I’ll call it good!

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Lindsay F
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Be careful over the large logs, and one of the steps up to the Tennessee rock overlook is broken! Otherwise awesome, fairly strenuous trail.

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melinda smith
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some downed trees. slightly more than a "moderate" hike. slippery and a bit muddy today. very little snow left on the ground.

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Lindsey Jordan
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Very slippery due to the slush of a remaining snowfall. Make sure to wear layers and bring plenty of water. Highly recommend wearing the best tread grip shoes you own. Beautiful view!

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Natalie Mrozek
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Great trail with just the right amount of elevation gain. We did this in about five inches of snow and the entire trail was breathtaking! Going to go back in summer so we can see from a different perspective.

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Kode Kaufman
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Great hike with amazing vistas

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Steve Neale
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Callie Moore
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I loved the trail in terms of scenery, variety, and the Tennessee Rock section on the Eastern Continental Divide. There's an awesome boulder field at mile 0.6 and the winter views were outstanding the whole way. However, the initial part of the trail and the short section from Tennessee Rock to the trailhead are in poor condition. Other parts were fair to good. Highly recommend going right and doing the whole loop. The best forest is on the way. Also, there is a $5 cash parking fee that everyone should pay so that the park has more funding for maintenance!

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Rebecca Backfisch
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Abigail Smallwood
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This winter, my family brought micro spikes after reading previous reviews. We used then removed them for 3-4 icy patches and that made such a difference. My family would have had to turn back otherwise. Bring plenty of water during the summer and start very early to avoid crowds. Overall, great payoff for a moderate hike with younger school age kids able to complete it.

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Jack B
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Pamela Manley
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Lots of snow and ice on trail making it unsafe to complete today.

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Manna B
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It was a nice hike. Trail was well worn. Today it was still icy with snow. That made it a little more difficult. Would go back again when it isn't icy or muddy.

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Pamela Manley
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Trail was great! Hiked this two days after rain and ice on 12/31/20.

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Rick Burnette
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The views from Tennessee Rock were beautiful, but the trail was in bad shape especially at the beginning and on the western loop of the trail. On a dry day it was slick and muddy.

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Sarah Brownlow
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Very steep up, very muddy and slippery. Amazing view!!!!!!

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Tony C
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I forgot to press record on the first part of the trail but I did the whole loop. I really like this hike, better than the Edmonds trail. beautiful view from the overlook and nice wooded trail.

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Matt Stacy
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It was beautiful. It was also tougher than I anticipated. The moderate grade might should be on the hard side of moderate. It may just be me though as I have MS and just getting started in the world of hiking.

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Jonathan Calliham
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Amy Morrison
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This was a great short loop with a wonderful view point. Just enough elevation to get the blood pumping a little bit, but pretty easy for people who hike a lot. Not too crowded either.

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Brian Hulsey
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Fantastic ridge line section with two sided views.

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David Ennis
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Nice little walk for the afternoon. We went clockwise so we went steeper for shorter amount of time. It was tough but after getting to the view, it’s cake all the way down.

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jitka McD
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If you just want to go to the lookout, keep to the left. Hike up, take pics and go back the same way. I did the trail both ways. The loop is an awesome trail too. But for the loop , I would recommend the go right. Beautiful views.

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jitka McD
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Even though we hiked on a foggy day with a zero visibility, we love the trail. Dog and kids friendly.

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Lorin Eubank
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Wonderful trail. Big tree fell on path but it was fun to climb over.

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