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Chattanooga, TN: Cloudland Canyon via West Rim Trail

Scale switchbacks to scope spectacular views of Cloudland Canyon from the West Rim Trail on this 4.6-mile dayhike near the Georgia/Tennessee/Alabama border.

Trip Tools

One of the most popular trails in Cloudland Canyon, the West Rim Trail strolls alongside the canyon rim, taking in various overlook points along the way. From the parking area, descend steps along the east rim down to the canyon floor. Cross Daniel Creek and then begin a switchback climb up to the top of the west rim (where the West Rim Trail heads north). The return trip strolls through a mixed deciduous forest dotted with boulders and the occasional stream crossing.
-Mapped by Scott Sanders,

To Trailhead

From Trenton Ga follow the signs to Cloudland Canyon by going East on Hwy 136 and turn left on Cloudland Canyon Park Road.

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