Black Rock Lake Trail Black Rock Mountain State Park, GA
miles
LENGTH 0.8 MILES
DIFFICULTY 0.5 Easy
DURATION 30 minutes
ELEVATION GAIN
30
feet
TRAIL TYPE
Loop
Black Rock Lake Trail

Enjoy a quiet walk around a secluded mountain lake in Black Rock Mountain State Park in the northeast corner of Georgia. Sometimes you want to conquer the world and sometimes you just want to relax and unwind. This hike is the later.

Parking is along the gravel Taylor Chapel Road. If coming from Black Rock Mountain Road, go slow and watch for a few deep potholes, but otherwise fine for sedans. The trail is blazed blue and easy to follow. Other than a short side trail to the lake shore, the only intersection is with the white-blazed connector trail that leads to the James E. Edmonds loop. If you want to extend the hike to add a view, consider taking this trail to Lookoff Mountain.

With a variety of trails at Black Rock Mountain State Park, this is the easiest hike in the park. That's not to say it isn't worthwhile. This beautiful lake is framed by the tips of the surrounding mountains giving you the feeling that you're walking around your own private lake.

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Elevation Map Length (miles) by Elevation (feet)
Slope Breakdown
Elevation Gain
Elevation Range
Grade Range
Length
Elevation Gain
0 - 250 ft/mi
~ 0 - 5 %
0.4 mi
24 ft
250 - 500 ft/mi
~ 5 - 10 %
518 ft
38 ft
500 - 750 ft/mi
~ 10 - 15 %
68 ft
8 ft
750 - 1000 ft/mi
~ 15 - 20 %
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0 ft
1000+ ft/mi
~ 20+ %
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0 ft
Elevation Loss
Elevation Range
Grade Range
Length
Elevation Loss
0 - 250 ft/mi
~ 0 - 5 %
0.3 mi
39 ft
250 - 500 ft/mi
~ 5 - 10 %
455 ft
29 ft
500 - 750 ft/mi
~ 10 - 15 %
0 ft
0 ft
750 - 1000 ft/mi
~ 15 - 20 %
0 ft
0 ft
1000+ ft/mi
~ 20+ %
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Details
length0.8 miles
difficulty0.5 Easy
duration30 minutes
features Dog Friendly  Lake 
trail typeLoop
blazeBlue
elevation gain30 ft.
state Georgia 
park/forestBlack Rock Mountain State Park
visitor infoVisitor Center
3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City, GA 30562
706-746-2141
hours7am - 10pm (Park)
8am - 5pm (Visitor Center)
parking fee$5/Day, $50 Annual Pass
trailhead coordinates 34.923058, -83.408296 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°55.38, W 83°24.5 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 34°55'23'', N 34°55'23'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Trailhead Directions
34.923058, -83.408296 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°55.38, W 83°24.5 most GPS units use this one
N 34°55'23'', N 34°55'23'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
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Parking is along the gravel Taylor Chapel Road. If coming from Black Rock Mountain Road, go slow and watch for a few deep potholes, but otherwise fine for sedans.
Parking Capacity
5-7 vehicles.
Notes
Make sure to head up Black Rock Mountain Parkway for several overlooks as well as excellent views at the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center has maps, restrooms, snacks and drinks.
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4 (1)
hikethesouth-2 months ago
Nice Quiet Walk
If you're looking for a super chill easy hike around a mountain lake, this is your trail. Perfect for small kids or a quick walk with the doggo.
Easy | Hiked Spring 2019
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