Hiking Project Logo

A moderate loop to Lookoff Mountain with a great view of the valley below


Your Rating: Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add To-Do · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

5.5

Miles

8.9

KM

Point to Point

3,268' 996 m

High

2,282' 696 m

Low

1,386' 422 m

Up

1,739' 530 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

Trail is a loop, officially listed as 7.2 miles by Georgia State Parks. This route is a moderate trail with some steep grades and a great view from Lookoff Mountain at the midway point. There are some basic campsites along the trail, if you're extending your visit overnight. The parking area is well-kept with clear trail markers at the beginning point.

The trail will split about a mile in - the west part of the loop is the easier portion of the trail overall, though the eastern portion offers its own beauty and the satisfaction of completing the more difficult route. As is typical with North Georgia trails, there will be muddy spots with any recent rain and many exposed roots, so make sure to have appropriate footwear. Also beware of washed-out spots along the west approach to Lookoff. There is quite a bit of descending and ascending, so be ready for a challenge. The views are well worth the effort.

Shared By:

Matt Sloan with improvements by Jack Dominey

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 10 votes

#8243

Overall
  4.2 from 10 votes
5 Star
30%
4 Star
60%
3 Star
10%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#132

in Georgia

#8,243

Overall
6 Views Last Month
949 Since Feb 2, 2016
Difficult Difficult

0%
0%
10%
10%
80%
0%

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Unknown
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

May 6, 2023
Nicholas Padgett
Best backcountry site so far. Beautiful hikes along streams and waterfalls. Hikes around the Black rock lake. Dog friendly.
Jan 2, 2023
C D
Sep 18, 2021
Andrew Larey
7.2mi — 3h 00m
Feb 15, 2020
Tony Green
Jan 19, 2020
Stephanie Ann
Nov 29, 2019
Devendra Kumar
Length not right on the app. It is over 7.2 miles. — 5h 15m
Nov 9, 2019
Jack Dominey
Ascent to Lookoff Mtn. is steep, especially on the west side of the trail. Total time included 20+ minutes lunch break at the overlook. 7.2mi — 5h 00m
Jul 2, 2019
Shawn McHargue
Welcome

Join the Community

Create your FREE account today!
Already have an account? Login to close this notice.

Get Started