Fall road trips and adventures do not have to be expensive or lavish. You can find great adventures in your own backyard that you might have never known were there. This massive State Park in Georgia is one of those places with many activities for you and your besties to do.
Cloudland Canyon State Park is one of the most beautiful places Georgia has to offer. It has so many hiking trails, waterfalls and amazing views as you hike through the trails. Admission to the park is only $5 so you will not be hurting your wallet on this adventure.
Within the 65 miles of trails, you can choose the one that fits your needs the most. If you are looking for a short, easy hike, you will find that here. If you are looking for a longer, more difficult hike to challenge yourself, you have to take the Sitton's Gulch Trail.
On this trail, you will hike to the bottom of the canyon to see two massive waterfalls and you will have a great view at the summit.
This entire trip is 5.1 miles and is one of the more difficult hikes at this destination. In the summer, it is not ideal to hike Sitton's Gulch, but as the weather begins to cool, it is the perfect outdoor adventure.
As you start your hike, you will descend quickly down to the bottom of the canyon to see Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls. Cherokee Falls is a massive 60-foot waterfall that plunges into a pool of some of the clearest water. Hemlock Falls is the larger of the two coming in at 90 feet.
After taking a dip in the pools here, you will be on your way across a large wooden bridge. You will explore the deep depths of the Cloudland Cayon's floor before you start your 900-foot scale to where you began to end your hike.
Seeing the two beautiful waterfalls and exploring the calming forest depths, you will enjoy this long hike more than you would expect.
If you want to chase more waterfalls, you have to travel to this park with a suspension bridge and a 76-foot waterfall.
Sitton's Gulch Trail
Price: $5 for parking
Address: 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd, Rising Fawn, GA 30738
Why You Need To Go: Even though this is a challenging hike and trail, you will go into the deep depths of the canyon floor and see beautiful waterfalls you can actually swim in.