Black Rock Mountain State Park is a state park in Georgia.
Black Rock Mountain, uniquely positioned on the Eastern Continental Divide and reaching altitudes of 3,640 feet as the highest State Park in Georgia. It encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Roadside overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas, and four hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Visitors enjoy the summit visitor center for its views, gift shop and picnic tables.
There are also mountaintop cottages, tent camping, trailer & Rv parking.
We started from the Black Rock Overlook area next to the Park Visitors Center. From there walk back toward the Ranger pay station (usually manned on weekends), cross the street and walk to the children's small rock wall on the playground. Once you reach the rock wall, turn approximately 45 degrees to the left and walk into the wood, about 100 feet in you will see the white diamond, the symbol for the connector trails. This trail will get you to the Blue Ridge overlook and another connector to the left of that, to the other trail heads. The connector trails were the hardest to find. All other trails are very well marked.
When to Go
Black Rock Mountain State Park is now open year round. Park hours 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
$5 parking fee, green boxes are available at each of the train heads and at the visitors center in the middle of the park. Annual passes are also available.