Hemlock Falls Trail

I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a visit to the 90-foot tall Hemlock Falls, located near Trenton, Georgia, in the Cloudland Canyon State Park – on the western edge of Lookout Mountain – on the Cumberland Plateau. The park has a $5/vehicle entrance fee.

Leaving Knoxville, Tennessee at 5:00 a.m., it was a 2 hour drive and I was the first person to arrive at the trail. By the time I returned to my vehicle, however, the parking lot was full.


If you arrive early, come prepared with the correct fee: an envelope with 16-quarters + a $1 bill isn’t easy to pass through the slot in the fee-deposit box. D’oh!

During my hike, I met several interesting people – a Pastor and his wife from Knoxville, a couple traveling on vacation from Ohio, and an individual from Marietta, Georgia, who was filming the canyon using a drone.

Despite being only 1.1 miles out and back, visitors must traverse 600 steps into the canyon. I was pleased that the trails were in good condition, and the hike wasn’t too difficult. For those in need of a rest, however, several benches have been conveniently situated along the trail.


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7 responses to “Hemlock Falls Trail”

  1. Miishuangmu Avatar

    Nice photos from the trail.

    1. Phil Avatar
  2. Judith Avatar

    So gorgeous! I would love to be out hiking, and our weather is finally warming up a bit. Since we bought our new home, I doubt that we’ll be traveling much in the coming months, so I’ll be hiking our local trails. I’ll have to rely on your photos and videos to show me all the places I’d love to go someday.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Glad you’re enjoying my hiking photos, Judith ~ warmer weather ahead 🙂

  3. Wanda Avatar

    Wow, Beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing!!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks, Wanda ~ glad you like it 🙂

      1. Wanda Avatar

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