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Tennessee Rock Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 662' 202 m
Descent: -606' -185 m
High: 3,629' 1,106 m
Low: 3,207' 978 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Henry Little

The Tennessee Rock Trail is great for beginners and experts alike.

Henry Little

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Not too difficult and plenty of great views.

Description

Located within Georgia's Blackrock Mountain State Park, the Tennessee Rock Trail provides a great hike through lush, Blue Ridge forests as well as sweeping vistas of the Appalachians.

The trailhead is well marked within the state park, and the trail itself is well blazed. It starts out winding through lush forest. Given the high annual rainfall in this area, in addition to packing a rain jacket, expect to see many different species of fungi as well as moisture loving plants. Also be aware of black bears; Blackrock Mountain has a healthy population of them. After completing just over half the trail, it turns back to the northeast, and you begin to ascend to the top of Blackrock Mountain. At 3635 ft, the view is excellent and although I don't know for certain, I imagine you can see at least three, probably four different states. After the summit, the trail descends fairly quickly back to the trailhead.

At just over 3 miles, the trail is not so strenuous as to preclude beginners (my 4.5 year old daughter completed it without being carried), but also provides a nice hike for the more experienced.

Flora & Fauna

Ferns, hardwoods, fungi, snails, beers, raccoons, and more!

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Nov 2, 2019
Michael Smith
2.8mi
Oct 12, 2019
Trevor Sands
Jul 20, 2019
Jordan Phillips
Jul 2, 2019
Shawn McHargue
2h 57m
May 26, 2019
Cason Branan
Hiked with Beven and Hayden Take the right side, long way overlook. Worth it.
Mar 19, 2019
Sim Colson
Nov 2, 2018
Chris Brown
Jul 20, 2018
Josh Barbir
Beautiful trail. Moderately difficult. Excellent overlook. Near visitor center with its own overlook. Blend of valley brush and summit plants!

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  3.8 from 6 votes

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Black Rock Mountain State Park is chock full of great views.
Jun 27, 2017 near Mountai…, GA
Keep your eyes peeled for different types of fungi along the trail.
Jun 27, 2017 near Mountai…, GA
Fungus is plentiful along the trail!
Jun 27, 2017 near Mountai…, GA
Black Rock Mountain summit is marked by this sign.
Jun 27, 2017 near Clayton, GA

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