Cloudland Canyon 50 Mile , 50k And Half Marathon

Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 at 5:00am

Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road
Rising Fawn, GA 30738

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This is a great first 50 mile / 50k/ trail half marathon! It is one of THE most scenic trail races in the country.

Cloudland Canyon State Park is located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and exceptional hiking.  The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800 to 1,980 feet.  Overnight guests can choose from yurts, cottages near the canyon edge, a modern campground or spacious walk-in tent sites.  Backpackers can enjoy camping in a hemlock grove on the 2-mile Backcountry Loop. 

The most spectacular view into the canyon is an easy walk from the picnic area; however, hikers can also explore a rim trail or journey to the canyon floor by a series of staircases.  Two waterfalls cascade over layers of sandstone and shale into pools below, with their flow varying depending on recent rain. The Waterfalls Trail is part of the popular Canyon Climbers Club.  Backpackers, mountain bikers and equestrians can explore several miles on the Cloudland Connector Trail.

Events Schedule:

50 Miler 5:00 AM

1/2 Marathon 8:30 AM

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