Supported by a local Friends chapter and 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.
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Special Story - 2016 Events
You've hiked the falls and have planned camping trips. What's next? Friends of Cloudland Canyon are workin hard to bring you quality programs and events all year long to enhance your experiences. From taking care of the park's trails to providing hayrides, these volunteers know how to have fun, build community and make a difference for the park. Click on the link below for details.