Appalachian Trail

This driving route parallels the hiking trail, from the top of New England to the heart of Dixie, taking you through continuous natural beauty—without the sweat, bugs, or blisters.

Black Rock Mountain State Park

At the wind-worn summit of 3,640-foot Black Rock Mountain, a flagstone terrace looks out over a grand Appalachian panorama: If there’s no fog, you can see clear to the South Carolina Piedmont 80 miles away and as far as the Great Smokies to the north. The highest state park in Georgia, Black Rock Mountain State Park offers hiking trails and accommodations in addition to the splendid vistas. Set off in a ring at the top of the mountain, 10 spacious cottages are removed from lowland civilization—no phones, no TVs, just fireplaces and porch rockers. The cottages cost around $130 and up a night, sleep up to 10 people, and are available for rent March through November. There’s also a pair of campgrounds. The park is three miles north of Clayton, well signed to the west of US-441. For information, or for reservations for the cabins or the campgrounds, contact the visitors center (706/746-2141 or 800/864-7275) near the summit.

 

 

Black Rock Mountain State Park