If you’re looking for the best state parks in Georgia to explore, you have to visit Cloudland Canyon State Park. You can easily spend hours navigating through the 3,485-acres of peaceful wildlife whether it be on foot, bike, or even by horse! The stunning park on the edge of Lookout Mountain provides so many things to do and amazing views. Read on and learn everything you can experience at this breathtaking destination. Also, be sure to request our complimentary Vacation Guide to learn everything about the surrounding area right by Cloudland Canyon State Park!
Why Cloudland Canyon State Park Is One of the Best State Parks in Georgia
Endless Outdoor Activities
Hiking: Meander along the 64-miles of trails at this scenic state park. One of the most popular hikes is on the West Rim Loop Trail, which was rated “one of the top ten hikes in the United States” by Backpacker Magazine. Enjoy 5-miles of traversing the rocky terrain for some of the best views of Cloudland Canyon.
Biking: This state park offers 30-miles of biking trails. If you want to explore the area this way, you can rent a bike for half the day for $35, or the whole day for $55. Be prepared to test your endurance on the hilly, unpaved trails.
Horseback Riding: Glide through the trees while horseback riding across the 16-miles of trails. This is both a peaceful and adventurous way to explore the park!
Disc Golf: Enjoy a game of disc golf amidst stunning views. The course is woven throughout the natural landscape of the vast park to provide a little extra challenge! Pay $4 per round to test your skills.
What You’ll See Along the Way
Take the Waterfalls Trail to view Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls. You’ll feel completely at ease as the clear waters rush over the smooth, stone formations. You have to add these iconic waterfalls to your itinerary!
The Meadowlands Trail will take you past the still fishing pond and historic sites such as a former homestead and farm site. Throughout the meadow, you’ll also find thousands of blackberries to pick and snack on during your journey.
A Local Gem Just by Cloudland Canyon State Park
It’s easy to work up an appetite spending your day in nature. Luckily, Canyon Grill is a quaint restaurant off the beaten path that offers a secluded, intimate dining experience. Their menu changes daily based on the freshest ingredients and fishing conditions, and locals consider it some of the best dining in the area. This unique establishment also encourages you to bring your own beer and wine to enjoy with your meal!
After exploring one of the best state parks in Georgia, retreat to the comfort of your accommodation at Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast. When you reserve Room 11: King Deluxe, you can soothe your body and mind in the whirlpool tub. Then, after a bit of rejuvenation, make your way to the private outdoor patio to take in a few more hours of fresh air. Finally, your king-size bed awaits to provide you with a deep, restful night’s sleep.
Discover complete serenity and luxury when you stay with us at Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast.