Originally Posted by KyDan
We're passing thru northern GA this summer but only have time to
visit one of these parks.
Cloudland Canyon and Tallulah Gorge Georgia state parks.
We're day hikers and bicycle riders but not off road bikes.
No kids so activities for kids don't matter to us.
IF you had to choose only one park, which one??
I've had lots of trips and stays in Cloudland Canyon and love it. Its beautiful almost all year. The grades are a piece of cake in the park, the sites gravel unless handicap... there is more than one camping area (opposite sides of the canyon) but getting there not so flat, but doable. The trails down into the canyon involve many many steps, but mostly on metal grated steps someone was nice to build. It is close to Chattanooga, if you never been there... lots to do and see. For a nice place to ride bicycles with the family, go see the Chicamauga National Battlefield near there! Love it! Tallulah Gorge: I've visited but not stayed there. I am going to be there hosting (Visitors Center) on the 15th of this month, so I can tell you more later... interestingly the campground is operated by Georgia Power Corp. I understand that the drive in and out does involve fairly steep grades for the Eastern US. The NE Georgia area is absolutely beautiful, close to NC for the ladies, and it certainly won't disappoint. I rode my Goldwing all over it numerous times. In my opinion, Helen isn't worth the visit. Its a typical tourist trap. If I had to pick one, I would pick Cloudland Canyon. I read where someone mentions Amicalola Falls SP. Not much to do there. Not really near anything. The Falls are pretty nice, but the whole place needs a good upgrade or three. The campground is small with step grades. I took my bicycle and could barely pedal around the campground... of course, I am old and round.