Tennessee Rock Trail

MODERATE 34 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
610 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.

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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.

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

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10 months ago

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

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10 months ago

Great trail

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Saturday, September 03, 2016