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Cloudland Canyon State Park

Wildlife Viewing Area
GA Dept. of Natural Resources

ADA Accessibility Notes

Sections of the park are ADA accessible. Check with the park ranger for details.

Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and exceptional hiking. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800 to 1,980 feet.

Visitors to the area are likely to see deer, wild turkeys, racoons, Red Tail hawks, fox, and even bats during the wild cave tours (seasonal.) The wildlife viewing area by the pond even has a tower where visitors can sit and wait to see what may appear.

The most spectacular view into the canyon is an easy walk from the picnic area; however, hikers can also explore a rim trail or journey to the canyon floor by a series of staircases. Two waterfalls cascade over layers of sandstone and shale into pools below, with their flow depending on recent rains. This Waterfalls Trail is part of the popular Canyon Climbers Club.

Best Months and Seasons for Viewing

Wildlife is active all year long.

Best Time for Viewing

The best chance of seeing wildlife is late afternoon, early evening.

How to Get There

Cloudland Canyon State Park is located on GA Hwy. 136 on top of Lookout Mountain, just east of the city of Trenton. The park is easily accessible from I-59.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets must be on a leash.