Hiking The West Rim Loop Trail

The 14th most popular hiking trail in Georgia.

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East of Trenton in the Cattachoochee National Forest, the West Rim Loop Trail is a 5 mile hike on the rim above the 1,000 feet deep sandstone gorge. This trail provides access to side trails leading down to the Sitton Gulch Creek below.

The Cloudland Canyon State Park is located on SR136 about 8 miles east of Trenton.

Overall, West Rim Loop Trail is the 14th most popular hiking trail of all 22 hikes in Georgia. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby West Rim Loop Trail including Coosa Backcountry Trail, Panther Creek Trail, Jacks River Trail, Carters Lake Recreation Area, Mountaintown Creek and Bull Mountain TrailFort Mountain State Park.


Local Contact(s):  CCSP (706) 657-4050; Georgia Tourism (706) 737-1446.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Georgia" from Donald Pfitzer

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  State Park Campground

Luxury Loding:  State Park Cabins

Reference Source:  click here http://www.gastateparks.org/info/cloudland/

GPS:  34.85106, -85.45594

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  6/29/2016

ID:  14236


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