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Old 01-24-15, 02:20 PM
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Georgia canyons

Has anyone ever ridden or driven to these state parks?

Cloudland Canyon State Park | Georgia State Parks

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area | Georgia State Parks

Are there usually lots of visitors? Do you like these regions of Georgia?

What did you think of these attractions?
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I haven't made it to Cloudland yet, but Providence is noting more than an erosion site from poor past land management. I wasn't particularly impressed as it's sort of off in the middle of nowhere with nothing else around, unlike N Ga where even the trip is a destination.
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I was at Cloudlands in the Fall 2 years ago. We stayed in a private cabin nearby and spent a couple of days just walking the trails. Itís close to some other things. For instance Chattanooga, TN is a short drive away. Thereís also a really great wilderness preserve called Pigeon Mountain (lots of trails there). There's a trail that goes to a place called Rocktown (not to be confused with the tourist trap called Rock City). It is a must do hike with all sorts of interesting rock formations. We also went to an AL state park called Desoto. Also some nice hiking trails. This was a family trip so no bike riding. I canít comment on what it would be like to ride around there personally, but I did like the area and if you are into parks, trails, hiking, waterfalls etc. there is plenty to do.
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Cloudland is a great state park. We stayed in one of the cottages a couple of years ago and there was a short trail to the rim of the canyon. The scenery was really pretty in the spring and I was kind of shocked to find out there was something so naturally grand in Georgia. There was a pretty well-stocked supply store there within the park and I remember there being a nice paved road that looped around the campgrounds and the cottages. The website mentions 30 miles of biking trails, but I wasn't biking when I went, so I can't say. Even if every campsite and cottage is filled, it's a pretty spacious place. Both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have summer camps nearby where you might pass their parent traffic on the main road, but other than that, its not in a heavily populated area. I'll see if I can find some pictures of the scenery from our trip there and post them if I do.

Here is a link about one of the MTB trails at Cloudland: Cloudland Canyon Connector Trail - 5 Points Section Mountain Bike Trail, Trenton, GA

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