Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn

#10 of 116 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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  • Me and my wife have stopped off here several times on trips up to the Smokey's. We love to picnic here and see the views and waterfalls. It is a hidden gem and worth the stop.  more »
  • Cloudland Canyon is a wonderful state park with day hiker and family friendly paths to amazing water falls. We really enjoyed our visit and took our dog with us. There are steps and they might be impo...  more »
  • Beautiful place. There are 2 waterfalls. It is a little rougher hike so be sure bring lots of water!! The views are breathtaking. The park rangers were all very helpful. It is a perfect spot also for a picnic under one of the many covered patios (some include grills). Lots of space available for camping too. You can bring a tent, RV or rent a cabin!
  • My family and I enjoy camping throughout the southeast and this is one of the more unique places we have camped, nice amenities, amazing views and hiking trails, it is also a nice place to us as home base to visit Chattanooga. Why go see rock city when you can camp in a place as breathtaking! For RV campers I will say as with many GA state parks we have staid at their are no full hookups, eccentric and water only. But the campground is one of the nicest we have staid at in GA.

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