Cloudland Canyon is a 3485 square foot state park located in North Georgia. It is one of the largest and most scenic parks located in the state of Georgia. the deep gorge cut through the mountain by... Read More
Cloudland Canyon is a 3485 square foot state park located in North Georgia. It is one of the largest and most scenic parks located in the state of Georgia. the deep gorge cut through the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, where the elevation varies from 800 to over 1,800 feet. At the bottom of the gorge are two waterfalls. Here visitors can watch the water run over the sandstone and shale.
If you are not familiar with Cloundland Canyon state park, definitely consult a map of the park area before heading out for a hike. There are several different trails around the park, but some may take several hours. The longest trail is 9 miles. There are also a couple 2 miles trails that are much easier on the legs. Another misconception or easy mistake to make when hiking here for the first time is to think that the trails go around in a circle. The main trail that offers some of the most stunning vistas doesn't make a complete circle back to where it begins. So be aware, if you choose this trail, you will have to go back just as far as you have walked to begin the trail.
From Atlanta, it is nearly a two hour drive to Cloudland Canyon. So if hiking pack a lunch or some snacks and plan to spend the day here, hiking. If you want to stay longer, it is possible as the park features campsites and cabins for those wanting to stay overnight.