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, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 561 feet Route Type: Loop

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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
12 hours ago

Moderately difficult trail with a great view at the top. There is a parking fee. Only reason I give four stars instead of five is because it can get pretty busy. Come early if you want to avoid crowds. Trails are mostly single track and rocky in some places. Watch for exposed roots. The trail is a loop; if you start by following the path to the right you’ll have a long steady climb to the top and then a steep descent down.

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off trail
9 days ago

Parked at the Black Rock Mountain Overlook since the Tennessee Rock and James Edmond parking was full. From Black Rock Mountain Overlook walked on the road to the trail, started on the trail about .3 miles from Tennessee Rock Overlook. Trail is easily accessible from the road, well marked and has nice views.

hiking
10 days ago

Hiked it on 5-24-20. Nice hike. We came in a little over the 2.2 miles that was posted. Views at the top are nice. The trail is well marked and in good shape.

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muddy
12 days ago

Holy wildflowers! this is a wonderful trail. a little muddy after some rain. Hike completed August 25, 2019.

hiking
16 days ago

Excellent hike! Tracked a little longer than 2.2 for us-but could be us! As another reviewer said, for a quicker way to “the top” go to the left when the trail splits. However, we stayed to the right & Im glad b/c we had a longer hike on the front end, but it ended with a beautiful site. Whereas had we chosen the left, we would have seen the “top” earlier & then had a longer hike after. Really depends on what you prefer.

hiking
18 days ago

This trail was wonderful! I logged almost 4 miles though rather than 2.2. Be aware of that in case you decide to go for sunset. It was challenging and the views were breathtaking! Highly recommend.

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful views!

hiking
23 days ago

Nice hike for Mother’s Day!

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rocky
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice relaxing jaunt in the woods. I prefer the quickest way to the view, so if I did it again I’d take the path to the left and make it an out and back.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, not crowded at all and one of the most peaceful little spots we’ve ever seen. Very serene. We went left at the fork and it was all uphill for quite a while but very manageable. The actual summit was underwhelming and didn’t have the views because of growth but the 2 spots before the summit are amazing!! The lovely ferns, flowers and foliage on the way back are also stunning! And marker #7 was a lovely spot as well worth the very short walk to see.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing view! Epic little hike

hiking
1 month ago

Nice views. easy afternoon hike on a beautiful spring dY

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fee
1 month ago

$5 daily park pass. Trail was very easy. A few rocks and roots. I saw a chatter box 6 year old do it. The views are wonderful.

hiking
1 month ago

Family hike with pretty views towards highlands/NC!

hiking
1 month ago

Short and brisk through a great forest and really rewarding views flanked by wildflowers.

hiking
2 months ago

We walked from the overlook, up the road, to the trail. Then past Tennessee Rock Overlook, to the top of Black Rock Mtn, and returned.

2 months ago

nice easy hike any time of year. road is not from from trail. easy for kids

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! The hike to the highest point is difficult, but definitely worth the climb.

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rocky
2 months ago

This was a great hike! It’s fairly strenuous and busy with other hikers but the views at the top are awesome!

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bugs
2 months ago

This season of bugs, don't bite but in your face when you stop at times. Short cut to rock summit, go just past the parking will be at the eastern continental divide sign on left but trail on right. Short 10 min climb to beautiful sunset spot overlooking Tennessee.

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy trail with a little altitude change.

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muddy
3 months ago

I would suggest taking a right at fork unless you are up for some steep climbs. Overall awesome hike. Great views the entire way.

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icy
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail! If you take a right at the fork you will definitely get a good work out on your way up to the outlook point. If you’re wanting an easier stroll I would take a left and get to the lookout a little quicker. Great view at the top!

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washed out
3 months ago

4 months ago

quite a workout . We hiked today 30 degrees when we started Great views at the summit. Going to try the 7 mile trail in the spring.

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blowdown
muddy
4 months ago

An amazing trail set in the southern Appalachian mountains. This 2+ mile trail is moderate with some great views. Visitors can pick up an interpretive guide book at the visitor center that follows markers along the trail with details of flora, fauna, and history of the area. You summit to the highest point on Blackrock mountain on this trek and also walk along a ridge of the Eastern Continental Divide.

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