Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Go: Cloudland Canyon

cloudland canyon

Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and exceptional hiking.

The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800 to 1,980 feet. It’s the perfect place for backpackers, mountain bikers and horseback riders to enjoy themselves.

The most spectacular view into the canyon is an easy walk from the picnic area; however, hikers can also explore a rim trail or journey to the canyon floor by a series of staircases.

Two waterfalls cascade over layers of sandstone and shale into pools below, with their flow depending on recent rains. This Waterfalls Trail is part of the popular Canyon Climbers Club.

Location: Rising Fawn, northwest Georgia

Hours:  7AM-10PM

Parking: $5

Things To Do:

  • Take a short or long hiking trip
    • 4.8-mile West Rim Loop
    • 2-mile Waterfalls Trail
    • 2-mile Backcountry Loop
    • 9-mile Cloudland Connector Trail
    • 6.5-mile Sitton’s Gulch Trail
  • Go GeoCaching
  • Play disc golf
  • Rent a bicycle
  • Have a picnic
  • Go fishing
  • Play tennis

To learn more about Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites go to gastateparks.org.