Certainly one of Georgia’s most scenic state parks, Cloudland Canyon is an awesome for hikers seeking “rugged geology” and a memorable hiking experience. The park is located on the edge of Lookout Mountain and offers a rim trail, backcountry trail and tough climb into the 1,980-foot canyon. Overnight guests can choose from a variety of accommodations: yurts, cottages, campgrounds and walk-in tent sites.
Camping, cottages, picnicking, swimming and tennis courts are available, with exceptional caving nearby. One of the many features of the park are two water falls (flow depending on recent rains) and the Waterfalls Trail. The several miles long Cloudland Connector Trail is a great way to go as a backpacker, equestrian or mountain biker.
Cottage rates start run from $140-170 per night (a couple of cabins of their 16 are dog friendly, additional fee charged here.) Gate parks lock at 10pm (no late access.)
The cabins are mainly 2 bedrooms (max 8 people), with 2-3 bedroom cabins (max 10 people) also available.
Check camping notices online things do change, it is the wild.
122 Cloudland Canyon Park, Rising Fawn, GA 30738
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Things to see and do:
- Hiking – 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, Canyon Climbers Club
- Hiking, Caving & Camping with Georgia Girl Guides
- Horseback Riding — 12 miles of trails, no stables
- Disc Golf ($4, annual pass available)
June events include: Wild Cave Tour, Friday the 13th Full Moon Hike.
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