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A Walk Back in Time: Cloudland Canyon State Park

Rising Fawn, GA

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A Walk Back in Time: Cloudland Canyon State Park is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rising Fawn, GA that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

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Ruby Falls
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this shouldn't be on a trail site. it's a VERY touristy area. You're charged $20 a person to stand in an overcrowded, really hot cave for several hours. it's not even real anymore. this cave was discovered before there were laws protecting them, so the original formations are almost completely gone. The ones you see are not real, or they have been brought in from other caves. The waterfall is pumped in. the natural waterfall is only a trickle. My ex boyfriend used to be the cave mataneince manager, which is how I know all of this! The only way you should ever see ruby falls, is go after a big rain (the waterfall is runoff and not spring fed so it can get really big and sometimes flood the cave) and only in the non peak season. Otherwise you are crammed in the cave like sardines, and management has not trouble just shoving you into their old elevator which breaks down all the time, causes customers to get stuck for several hours. Not an enjoyable experience for the price you're paying.

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Glen Falls Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

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Stringers Ridge Trail
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12 Completed 6 Reviews

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Glen Falls Trail
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

This trail was pretty but hard to find. The path was easy to follow but did not have markers.

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Glen Falls Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Very nice hike. I love the falls and the views are great!

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Skyuka Trail
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19 Completed 4 Reviews

Trail is not maintained well, LOTS of vines and bushes everywhere. I was there about 2 and a half weeks ago now and it was very overgrown with many large trees crossing the path that you must crawl under.

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Blue Blazes Trail
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

Nice little nature walk. Enjoyed it but a bit boggy in places. I wouldn't go if it's been raining in the previous few days though.

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Ruby Falls
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

Not necessarily a hike, it is a walking tour through a cave. Very interesting stuff to see.

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Suck Creek Road to Mushroom Rock
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

I had a very hard time locating the entrance. Going up Suck Creek there will be stairs on the left. Park in pull off right past there. Cross the road and walk back down the road. You will see the trail. Hop the guard rail.

The trail is well kept and easily to identify along the way. After the second bridge (at the bottom of the gorge) turn to the rightWard the campsite and follow the white markings.

My dog handled this trail well. I was able to run a lot of it. This is a strenuous hike.

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Ruby Falls
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8 Completed 0 Reviews

If you're in the area, this is should be a must on your list. It was about a one hour guided tour through the cavern. Quick stops with brief history behind the cavern. Once at the falls, there was enough time to snap a few photos. Even with the lights, it was still pretty dark, had to push my iso up a bit more than usual. Overall, definetly recommend. Family friendly, they offer kennels for pets. Gift shop and food if needed.