Black Rock Mountain State Park Trails

Mountain City, Georgia 30562

Black Rock Mountain State Park Trails

Black Rock Mountain State Park Trails Professional Review and Guide

"At 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Located in the northeast corner of the state, the park’s 1,502 acres lie along the ridgeline of the Eastern Continental Divide, 2,700 feet above the valley at Clayton. Many scenic ov"

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"Black Rock Mountain State Park is named for the sheer cliffs of dark-colored rock found occasionally in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The park is located on both sides of the Eastern Continental Divide at an altitude of 3640 feet, and Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Hikers will enjoy dramatic views of the Southern Appalachians, and several hiking trails lead visitors past cascading streams and waterfalls in the park.

The Tennessee Rock Trail is an ideal day hike for both hikers and their dogs, and it contains some of the most spectacular vistas in the park. The trail is challenging enough to provide some exercise, but not too steep to exhaust both you and your pooch. Drinking water is available from the public source at the visitor center, where you can also pick up a park map."

"Sitting at an altitude of 3640 feet, Black Rock Mountain State Park is the highest state park in Georgia. And its premier path, the James E. Edmonds Backcountry Trail, provides awesome views of the Appalachian Mountains. The must-see spot along the trail is the summit of Lookoff Mountain (3162 feet) where you can gaze across the pastoral Wolffork Valley to ridges that run for dozens of miles.

Suitable for a dayhike or an overnight backpacking trip, the trail not only has lofty views but also explores a rich forest that blossoms into a wildflower garden in spring, from bright orange flame azaleas to dwarf irises that form purple bouquets beside the path."

Black Rock Mountain State Park Trails Reviews

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6/18/2011
I love the trails in this park because you can do a shorter run, about 3 miles (says it's 4.1, but my iPod pedometer says almost 3), or literally hike/run for a couple of hours. If you take the Broad River Loop Trail, it adds another 3.5 miles, and the terrain is pretty intense at times. It's quiet, the views are nice, and there are rarely more than a couple of others on the trails. The park staff are very nice and helpful with maps upon request.
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4/2/2010
Really enjoyed the day, 83 degrees...Took the orange perimeter path; guide said was 4.1 miles, but seem go by fast for 4 mi. Were about 3 stretches of incline, ok hike. Then we cooled off by waterfall. Were several slippery patches, but not big drop at all. Easy to sit, just relax on large stones, take in surroundings...
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1/15/2010
My wife and I Hit the Tennessee Mt. portion of this area. It's 2.2 miles and would be a great trail for new and old hikers alike looking for an overall, easy trail. There are portions that make you work a bit, but the are brief, and have rest areas in between. It has markers that are numbered to coordinate with a guide to make an interpretive trial. There are some Vistas that have beautiful views as well.
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4/20/2008
A terrific and scenic look at North Georgia with lots of ups and downs. Great for a family outing, if everybody is willing to be on the trail for a few hours!
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6/24/2007
Victoria Bryant State Park might also be know as one of Georgia's best kept secret parks. I hiked the Perimeter Trail (Red Blazes) on a warm Sunday morning. Finding the trail head is very easy - it's right before the ranger shack at the entrance. Just pull into the small parking area on the left as you enter the park. I started the trail behind the guard shack right at the handicapped fishing pond. The pond has a boardwalk and handicapped access right to the edge of the pond so everyone can enjoy the excitement of fishing. Following the boardwalk around, you begin a gradual climb paralleling the 18-hole golf course. I suppose if you're a duffer you can detour closer to the course and look for lost balls but I digress. The trail is reasonably well blazed although I was disappointed with the park trail map and relied on a good hiking book with trail map such as "Hiking in Georgia" (Falcon Guide) put out by the American Hiking Society. The park shows the Perimeter Trail as 4.1 miles in length while "Hiking in Georgia" puts it closer to 2.7 miles. After you climb alongside the golf course you will descend into hardwood forest. Following along, you eventually intersect with three other trails, the Broad River Trail (an additional 3.5 miles) the Inner Loop Trail and Victoria's Path Nature Trail. Keep to the Red Blazes on the Perimeter and you will cross Rice Creek on a footbridge, come upon a wildlife viewing platform permitting viewing of deer and other wildlife from a vantage point 10 feet in the air, and a camper's fishing pond. At the end of the trail, you will return to your starting point below the parking area where you parked, but not until you encounter Rice Creek and a delightful waterfall which can be easily crossed on foot. I rate the Perimeter Trail a 4 out of 5 stars. You can visit my website and view some pictures on the trail at http://laniernet.com/mediaplace.
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2/16/2007
For walking, camping, golf and picnics this is a beautiful place. Rustic and well kept in all the simple essentials - clean bathrooms, water fountains, guiding signs, comfortable separation between activities, .unobtrusive convenient parking. Very hilly with lovely streams and ponds. We just stopped by for a walk and lunch on our way from North Carolina to Atlanta. About a two hour stay for us. But it looked very comfortable for camping and more elaborate, cooking picnics.
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5/11/2005
The stream is the prettiest part, but as Elizabeth mentioned you can see that from the parking lot. Unless you like woods, woods and more woods, stick to the stream and the trail to the primitive camping area. The trail that circles the entire park is nothing but woods, and the edge of the golf course. I suspect the fall of the year might offer pretty foliage.
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4/20/2005
If you enjoy solitude, do not attempt this hike on a weekend, when the park will be full of picnicking families & golf lovers (18-holes in this state park). During the week, it's a relatively peaceful environ, although the trail never really leaves the vicinity of the parking lot.
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Trail Information

Mountain City
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
About 4 hours
Duration
Mar–June; Oct–Nov
Season
USGS Dillard
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Sep 2018