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A Walk Back in Time: Cloudland Canyon State Park

Rising Fawn, GA

A Walk Back in Time: Cloudland Canyon State Park, West Rim Loop Trail, is a 4.8 mile loop trail located near Rising Fawn, Georgia that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for nature trips.

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Stringers Ridge

Chattanooga, TN

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Suck Creek Road to Mushroom Rock
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18 Completed 16 Reviews

This portion of the Cumberland Trail was very fun. It offers a wide variety of technicality. It starts with a descent to the first bridge on the other side of the guardrail from the road. It immediately goes into a step ascent with lots of roots and rocks. After the first ascent, it has a nice flat area so that you may catch your breath. The next descent takes you to a swinging bridge to cross North Suck Creek. Immediately after the bridge, you begin the final ascension to Mushroom Rock. Follow the red markings on the trees. This is the most intense portion of the trail due to the length of the ascension. The hike is well worth it once you reach Mushroom Rock. It's one of the most fascinating natural wonders in the Chattanooga region.

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Pot Point Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Trail runner...disappointed. The southeast third badly overgrown, little travelled. Little maintenance evident. Saw no one else( warm Saturday morn in May). Trees block view from the overlooks

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Stringers Ridge
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

The trail head we used is located on Cherokee Blvd behind Nikki's Restaurant. There is another trail head off of Spears Avenue. We did not want to park in the woods on Spears at 6 AM so we chose to park at Nikki's and walk up the concrete path. As you approach the trail head you will see a map. Keep right up the concrete until you see signs for the Blue Line. We ran about 4.2 miles due to the confusion with the signage but eventually got straightened out. It would probably be around 3 miles if you head straight in. The trail is amazing with several climbs and down hills going up in elevation around 623 feet through several switchbacks. The trails are smooth and well taken care of but be aware of the direction of travel on specific days or you will go head on with MTN Bikers and other runners. The signs are posted but as the other review stated, people can't read. This is a great run if you push yourself and there are many trails interwoven with the Blue Line. You won't get lost if you keep on following the signs. You can hear the highway towards the end for some added motivation! We did not go to the over look due to darkness but I hear its an amazing view so take the time to find it. This was an amazing trail run and it is great for all runners, hikers and mountain bikers. Heading back on my bike next trip! Had a blast!!

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Ruby Falls
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14 Completed 12 Reviews

Not necessarily a "hike", but definitely something fun to do if you have family or friends in town and are looking for something to do. It is a tourist attraction of course, so it will definitely be busy on the weekends.

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Bluff Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Followed the directions for this trail but it took us to Blue Blazes Trail? Blue Blazes was great, short. Hoping to find Bluff Trail next time.

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Stringers Ridge
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

With several miles of trails to choose from, there is something from the beginner to the more experienced.

We took the strut trail up from the parking area. It was a very easy trail with some decent views. There were some residences off to the sides that took away from the trail in my opinion. We branched off onto the Cherokee trail from there to check out Downtown Chattanooga from the observation deck -- AMAZING VIEW-- We went back down via the Hill City trail, which was a bit more difficult with several hills and winding turns.

Overall, we loved these trails. Be mindful of the posted signs. The trails are open for foot traffic on certain days, and bicycle traffic on others. We did have bikes on the walking trails also, so not everyone pays attention.

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Glen Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Hard to find is an understatement, but we finally did. Beautiful hike today! I am sure I'll feel it tomorrow. My daughter came with me with her daughter in a backpack. She did very well. Can't wait to bring my husband! The trail is a little rocky in places, but otherwise is in great shape. Thank you to the person who put the rocks in the mud to make that small section passable.

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Snoopers Rock (Mullens Cove Loop)
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10 Completed 7 Reviews

Nice little day hike beautiful view but was preety busy even in march. Definitely worth a go.

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Snoopers Rock (Mullens Cove Loop)
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10 Completed 7 Reviews

Nice little day hike beautiful view but was preety busy even in march. Definitely worth a go.

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Cumberland Trail (Prentice Cooper State Forest Section)
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42 Completed 36 Reviews

It is a beautiful stretch of the Cumberland Trail from Signal Point Military park to Prentice Cooper State Forest. Be advised that it will be more than a 5 hour trip. From Signal Point you descend into a gorge and climb back to plateautop and shortly reach Edward's Point. Follow the gorge rim until you reach mushroom rock then descend to a creek with a 225 ft. suspension bridge. Ascend again only to descend once more to the hwy. 27 road crossing. After crossing a VERY busy highway climb away from Suck Creek and out of the gorge. The view from Lawson's Rock is a good one. Continue on the ridge side and through the forest to reach the trailhead in Prentice Cooper. Whew.

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