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Tennessee Rock Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (6)

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


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2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

81%

Runnable

3,629' 1,106 m

High

3,207' 978 m

Low

662' 202 m

Up

606' 185 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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

Description

Located within Georgia's Blackrock Mountain State Park, the Tennessee Rock Trail provides a great run 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 run for the more experienced.

Flora & Fauna

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

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Shared By:

Henry Little

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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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