An unfurgettable experience awaits you and your four-legged friend at Georgia's highest state park! Uniquely positioned on the Eastern Continental Divide, Black Rock Mountain State Park draws visitors with its diverse ecosystems and puptacular vistas. Often cooler than other parks in Georgia, this 1,700-acre site is an ideal destination for thick-haired doggos.
Black Rock Mountain offers 11 miles of trails for you and your curious pupper to explore. Novice hikers will want to check out the 0.85-mile Black Rock Lake Trail, which loops around the picturesque, 17-acre lake. Stroll among white pine and yellow poplar trees, and cross wooden bridges over Taylor and Greasy Creeks. If you and Fido need to pawse for a bit, rest your legs at one of the many picnic tables along shady Taylor Creek. For a more challenging hike, hit Black Rock Mountain's most pawpular hiking trail, the 2.2-mile Tennessee Rock Trail. This path will lead you and your pooch through some of the park's highest and lushest forests, as well as to an overlook where you can see as far as 80 miles into North and South Carolina and Tennessee on clear days!
If you and Fido would like to extend your adventure, the park has cottages and campsites that you can call home for a couple of days. The campsites, which sit among rhododendron and gnarled oaks, are all dog-friendly, but only two of the mountaintop cottages welcome furry guests, so be sure to book early! Note that there is an additional fee for pets in cottages. Whether you stay in the park for a day or a weekend, always keep your doggo on a 6-foot leash. Keep water and clean-up bags on hand, and be sure to always pick up after your pup.
No doubt about it, your pooch will appreciate exploring Black Rock Mountain State Park with you!