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Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn

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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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  • You can't go wrong by going to Cloudland Canyon. We took our family of four to hike here. We hit the Waterfalls trail in the morning. The water was flowing, and it was as beautiful as could be. The co...  more »
  • Fantastic waterfalls. We were fortunate to be able to see them after a day of rain so they were really flowing full speed. Absolutely breath taking. The trail down to base of canyon is well maintained...  more »
  • Beautiful place in Northern Georgia. We didn't book the camp site in advance. There was a sign board saying "campsite full" by the time we reached as it was sitting break. We met a park ranger there w...  more »