Cloudland Canyon

State Park - Georgia

Cloudland Canyon State Park is located near Trenton and Cooper Heights on the western edge of Lookout Mountain. One of the largest and most scenic parks in Georgia, it contains rugged geology, and offers visitors a range of vistas across the deep gorge cut through the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, where the elevation varies from 800 to over 1,800 feet. Views of the canyon can be seen from the picnic area parking lot, in addition to additional views located along the rim trail. At the bottom of the gorge, two waterfalls cascade across layers of sandstone and shale, ending in small pools below.

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Trail Map of Cloudland Canyon State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Cloudland Canyon - Trail Map

Trail Map of Cloudland Canyon State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

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Statewide Bike Map of Georgia. Published by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

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Trail map with trail descriptions for Cloudland Canyon State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Cloudland Canyon - Trail Map

Trail map with trail descriptions for Cloudland Canyon State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Brochure of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Georgia State Parks - Parks Brochure

Brochure of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Cloudland Canyon SP https://gastateparks.org/CloudlandCanyon/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloudland_Canyon_State_Park Cloudland Canyon State Park is located near Trenton and Cooper Heights on the western edge of Lookout Mountain. One of the largest and most scenic parks in Georgia, it contains rugged geology, and offers visitors a range of vistas across the deep gorge cut through the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, where the elevation varies from 800 to over 1,800 feet. Views of the canyon can be seen from the picnic area parking lot, in addition to additional views located along the rim trail. At the bottom of the gorge, two waterfalls cascade across layers of sandstone and shale, ending in small pools below.
Cloudland Canyon State Park Trail Map 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road • Rising Fawn, GA 30738 • 706-657-4050 • Reservations: 1-800-864-7275 • GaStateParks.org GATE P Nickajack Trailhead (cars & horse trailer - 5.6 miles) 136 5 Points Recreation Area Foot, Bike & Horse Trails 157 LEGEND Cloudland Connector (multi-use) Multi-Use ail h Tr c l u Beginner Intermediate W G Sitton’s Expert Hiking A larger map of the 5 Points section is on the other side of this brochure. im tR es Loo P p Tra il 5 Points Trailhead cars only P PARK BOUNDARY LEGEND 6-9 Hiking Trails Bear Creek Backcountry Trail 136 157 Walk-In Campground 2 mile Backcountry Trail 10 -16 Overlook Trail West Rim Loop Trail Whiteoak Spring r lo P Bear Creek Backcountry Trail ok Yurt Village (1-10) Connector Trails Symbols 1-4 il Tra Park Visitor Center PARK BOUNDARY Interpretive Center P Ba c ree kc o k un t ry Streams lC Private Property ek re Bear C G3 Priv. Prop. Cre P Picnic Area ek Picnic Shelter Playground il ra PARK BOUNDARY kc un il tryT r a ac 2M ile o Backcountry Trailhead B 189 C dC lan d lo u to nec on rT C an’ ai y Tr rdl t Ha ly) s on ker l (hi Bridge 157 Overlook Observation Deck Cottage Yurt Backcountry Campsites Pioneer Camping Area Group Shelter W Group Lodge AY RV and Tent Camping PA R K PARK BOUNDARY RV Dump Station N NT AI OU TM OU OK Cloudland Connector Trailhead Parking Restrooms DISC GOLF LO nie Da Cloudland Connector Trail lon Roa d Asca Paved Road Cherokee Falls 136 Sitton’s Gulch Trail l 1-5 P Meadowlands Trail Ascalon Trailhead cars & horse trailers ai Tr PARK BOUNDARY ve ar Interpretive Center O Main Trailhead Be West Rim Campground Hemlock Falls Waterfalls Trail Main Overlook DISC GOLF Disc Golf Course G3 Georgia Girl Guides Fishing West Rim WEST RIM TRAIL Loop Trail Cloudland Canyon Five Points Recreation Area and the Cloudland Connector Trail 1900 State Park A large new area of the state park, the Five Points Recreation Area and Cloudland Connector Trail (CCT) offers great workouts for mountain bikers, trail runners, and long distance hikers. The CCT can be accessed from four trailheads and is 14 miles one way. In addition to pedestrians and mountain bikers, the CCT is open to horseback riding. For mountain bike enthusiasts, the Five Points Recreation Area offers miles of singletrack ranging in difficulty from moderate to strenuous to technical with jumps. The recreation area was formerly a coal mining area; middle aged forest now grows over the site. Lula Lake Land Trust, a key park partner and non-profit organization, were instrumental in purchasing the land, developing the trail system, and then handing it all over to the state of Georgia. 1850 1800 1750 1700 1650 1600 0 1 2 Miles 3 4 5 5 miles roundtrip from Main Trailhead Moderately Strenuous Formerly rated as one of the top ten hikes in the U.S. by Backpacker Magazine, the West Rim Loop Trail is a five-mile lollipop style hike provoding several overlooks that showcase the park’s rugged geology, deep canyons, dense woodland, and views beyond. From the Main Trailhead, hikers drop down to Daniel Creek and cross over it. The trail then proceed uphill to a rocky promontory. Just after one mile, the loop component of the hike begins. At about mile four, you complete the loop and then head back to the Main Trailhead, retracing your steps of the first mile. The West Rim Loop Trail is marked by yellow blazes and is most easily accessed from the Main Trailhead. Overnight guests can also access it from the Yurt Village, West Rim Campground, Walk-In Campground, and West Rim cottages. The trail is marked by yellow blazes and is rocky and rooty in several locations. Cloudland Canyon State Park, established in 1938, is located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain in the northwest corner of Georgia. The 3,538-acre state park includes rugged canyons, dense forest, abundant wildlife, cascades, waterfalls, wild caves, and numerous recreational opportunities. The park straddles a thousand-foot deep gorge cut into the mountain by the combined waters of Bear and Daniel Creeks. Several hiking trails exist within and along the rim of the canyon, offering park visitors healthy exercise in the great outdoors. Two-Mile Backcountry Loop TWO-MILE BACKCOUNTRY LOOP 1950 1900 • Tell someone your itinerary and expected return time. • Be prepared for unexpected weather changes by dressing in layers and carrying rain gear. Avoid wearing cotton. Today’s hikers can choose from numerous fabrics that wick moisture, dry quickly or conserve heat. Many experienced hikers wear a lightweight shirt that wicks moisture, while carrying a fleece pullover and rain jacket. • Take a map, water, snacks, first aid kit, flashlight and whistle. Three short blasts on a whistle are known as a call for help. • Do not stray from trails. If you become lost, stay in one location and w
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