Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn

4.8
#11 of 96 in Nature in Georgia
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. Overnight guests can choose from new yurts, cottages near the canyon edge, a modern campground and spacious, walk-in tent sites. Backpackers can enjoy camping in a hemlock grove on the 2-mile Backcountry Loop.



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. Backpackers, mountain bikers and equestrians can explore several miles on the Cloudland Connector Trail.
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  • My family of 4 enjoyed a great long weekend at the park. We camped in the West Rim Campground, which was more wooded and private than the East Rim Campground. The bath house had good water pressure an...  more »
  • 60 miles of very well-maintained trails, waterfalls, and beauty. This state park is very popular and it helps to make reservations to stay there early, but it never feels crowded as it is so large.  more »
  • Cloundland Canyon State Park is gorgeous! We went right before the summer solstice during the week and basically had the rustic campground to ourselves, with very quiet trails. Not only is the rim tra...  more »
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  • Perfect weather and perfect trails. Well maintained. It might be tricky to walk down to the waterfalls with young kids or wheelchairs. Although the top overlook points can be visited. Advise you to pack food and water in advance. Walking stick will be good for trails. Great benches and picnic areas for eating food. Refurnished cabins are great.
  • Ga's coolest secret! Have lived here for 25 years and my husband has lived here for 35 years. We never knew this place existed! Gorgeous campsites that are well wooded and well maintained. 3 or 4 pull through campsites. They have a yurt village you can rent in, backpack sites you can hike to, and full RV hookups. Awesome trails that lead to the canyon. A bit rough so small children may have a tough time. We only went halfway with our 2 yr old. They sell firewood on-site at the RV park and have 2 public restroom/shower buildings. Very family friendly and smack in the middle of nature. We will definitely be returning many times! The views are too spectacular to capture in photos!
  • Been to many palaces, this one was definitely worth the visit. Literally 20 minutes from Chattanooga. Amazing views and if you can walk the trail all the way down to the different falls. It is a lot of steps down into the canyon, so be prepared. Sturdy walkways and metal grating steps. Felt safer then other place of been to. Walkways have good areas to rest on your way back up.
  • Beautiful park with lots of easy hiking to some great overlooks. The short trails to the waterfalls are VERY intense because of all the stairs. If you only have the time (or energy!) to see one waterfall, go to the one on the left. There are fewer stairs and it's prettier, in my opinion. The camping area is pretty good even though they're not the most private sites.

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