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“Wow factor views --”

Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Stockbridge, Georgia
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323 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Wow factor views --”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We went for a day trip as an alternative to Black Friday shopping - and so glad we did! The park is clean, and very well structured. The trails are well-kept (with the odd exception of peculiar colored diamonds tacked onto trees). The stairs are wide, but very steep so this is not for the frail hiker. The trails down in the canyon wind over hills and through valleys under a canopy of ancient hemlocks. There were gracious plenty picnic accommodations, and the restrooms were above the quality that one might expect from a public park. About the only downside was the silly excess of warning signage - one railing has no less than five signs in a row.

Visited November 2012
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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great hiking just outside of Chattanooga”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is one of my favorite spots in the Chattanooga area. Although in Georgia, it's definitely somewhere to go while visiting Chattanooga if you want to get out into nature. It's about a 30 minute drive from downtown Chattanooga and well worth it. The West Rim Trail is a great moderately difficult hike with outstanding views (especially in the fall). The Sitton's Gulf Trail is another great moderately difficult hike. The park feels more like a small-scale National Park. There is a small admission fee, but don't let that deter you. It's a great spot for camping, too. The walk-in tent sites are my favorite. You park your car, walk anywhere from 10 to 100 yards and set up camp. Obviously, the farther you walk the more secluded you'll be. There is a shower house for the walk-in campground. But do note that there are bears in the area. Either hang your food from the limb of a tree too small for a bear to climb (they'll gladly climb a tree and snatch your food hanging if it's from a tree that can support its weight) or place your food in bear canisters on the ground well away from your camp. But with that being said, I've never seen a bear there in my approximately 10 times visiting there. If you are visiting Chattanooga to do "outdoorsy" things, make sure Cloudland Canyon is part of your trip.

Visited October 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great canyon with spectacular views!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We camped at the state park in Mid October 2012. We stayed at the west ridge campground. The hike down into the canyon rewards with awesome views of the crystal clear water falls, large rock formations and natural beauty that is unmatched in the region. Probably one of the most picturesque places in Georgia. Definitely worth going to see, but I don't recommend camping there unless you can tolerate swarms of Harley Davidsons blasting by your campsite, revving up motors as they pass. I guess these middle aged people crave attention to help justify their overspend on the bike?? The traffic in and out past the campgrouund will wear on you in about two minutes. Despite the 15mph speed limit, the sea of cars filled with newly purchased REI equipment blow thru un-enforced. Our bicycling plans were squelched. Our most memorable moment was the campsite of drunks beside us trying to light a fire of giant logs. After a whole can of lighter fluid, a complete sunday paper, and then finally a couple of bushels of fallen leaves, their fire was smoldering. They then proceeded to roast two marshmallows, spew out some profanity, and then stagger to bed to leave the huge fire burning all night. With the crammed together campsites with fire pits about 12 feet from neighboring sites, we nearly gagged to death enduring their boy scout handbook violation fire building experience. Go see the canyon on a day trip and do yourself a favor. It is spectacular and awesome! Take a few seconds and observe the speed limits!

Visited October 2012
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Jefferson, Georgia
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“Are we in really in Georgia?”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

A family mystery tour took us to cloudland canyon for a day trip. The views were incredible. I didn't realize Georgia had mtns like this.Our family enjoys hiking and this park had great trails. The hike to the bottom and back to the top , included 1200 + stairs. WoW, what a workout. The picnic tables also offer a nice view. There's a nice playground area with picnic tables as well. There are several falls to view on the trails as well as pretty flowers. At the bottom of the stairs, there is a river with several waterfalls to view.This makes a great family outing.Afterwards, a few minutes down the road is a place where you can watch hang gliders , or perhaps try it for yourself.

Visited April 2012
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Lincolnton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Beautiful Campground and State Park”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This State Park in the NW corner of Georgia is a beautiful park with amazing views. The campgrounds are well laid out and offer great shady campsites that will accomadate either RV's of various size and tents. There are hikeing trails that are fairly easy for most hikers and offer excellent views and hiking trails that are more difficult. There are waterfalls that can be viewed from either of the trails and from the Park parking and picnick areas.

Visited December 2011
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