Approximately 34 miles in length, the route begins at Cloudland Canyon State Park near Rising Fawn, Georgia, and follows the mountain north to the base of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee where it connects to Chattanooga’s Greenway System. This multi-use route is open to bicycles and foot travel, consisting of both single and double-track trails.

The RCR challenges the most seasoned adventure cyclists, runners, and hikers. Users can expect to encounter rocky technical sections, scenic overlooks, tumbling mountain streams, waterfalls, hidden hollers, unique rock formations, abandoned mines, and several historical sites.

The River to Clouds Route links together several public lands managed by different organizations, including Lookout Mountain Conservancy, National Park Service, Lula Lake Land Trust, Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Covenant College, and Georgia State Parks. To find out where you can park overnight and camp, please consult the map and make sure to follow the rules and guidelines set by each land manager.
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12 Mile Backcountry 2
2,428 ft
2Bear Creek Backcountry 2
Cloudland Canyon State Park
2,831 ft
3Chattanooga Connector Trail
Lula Lake Land Trust
4 miles
4Cloudland Canyon Connector
Cloudland Canyon State Park
5 miles
5Cloudland Canyon Connector Trail - 5 Points Section
Cloudland Canyon State Park
3 miles
2 miles
7Far Enough (lower)
Lookout Mountain Battlefield
1,798 ft
8Far Enough (Upper)
Lookout Mountain Battlefield
2,618 ft
9Guild Trail
Lookout Mountain Battlefield
2 miles
10Hemlock Falls
Cloudland Canyon State Park
1,227 ft
11Jackson Gap
Lookout Mountain Battlefield
2 miles
12Long Branch Trail
Cloudland Canyon State Park
6 miles
13Overlook Trail
Cloudland Canyon State Park
4,810 ft
14Sitton's Gulch
Cloudland Canyon State Park
2 miles
15Trail C
Lula Lake Land Trust
1 mile
16Upper Truck
Lookout Mountain Battlefield
4 miles
17Western Rim 2
Cloudland Canyon State Park
1,191 ft
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