Rocktown Trail

Walker County, Georgia

Distance1.3mi
Elevation Gain368ft
Trailhead Elevation1,871ft
Top1,944ft
Elevation Min/Max1822/1944ft
Elevation Start/End1871/1871ft

Rocktown Trail

Rocktown Trail is a hiking trail in Walker County, Georgia. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 1,871 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 368 feet. Parking and another parking are near the trailhead. Along the trail there are cliffs. The trail ends near Dugout, Commet Boulder, and other cliffs and Pigeon Mountain (elevation 1,857 feet). This trail connects with the following: Hood Loop and Atwood Trail.

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Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia (Wilderness Press)
Marcus Woolf
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"The Rocktown Trail leads to a sprawling jumble of rock formations that offer some of the finest bouldering in the Southeast, with problems that range in difficulty from V0 to V8. Even those who don’t climb will find Rocktown fascinating, because it seems as if you’re walking through a village ruin where ancients lived among houses of sandstone. Heightening the effect are narrow alleys with steep walls that snake between boulders some 30 feet high. The hike to the Rocktown boulder field is brief, but pleasant, as ferns and hardwoods surround the path. Once you reach the boulders you’ll find that the rocks have eroded in curious ways—some with scooped out, round pockets, others with vertical furrows that make the rock face appear like rows of bones. The lower portions of some boulders have eroded more quickly than their tops, so some appear to be balanced precariously, defying gravity by not toppling. In the Rocktown labyrinth, you will also find arêtes and an overhanging roof."

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Trail Information

Walker County
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min. Cedar Grove and Lafayette or visit www.drtopo.com for a downloadable PDF of the bouldering problems.
Local Maps