Whether you visit in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, North Georgia offers an array of gorgeous landscapes to explore. Both adventurous and laid-back travelers love our little slice of the Blue Ridge Mountains! One of our favorite parts of the area is Buttland Canyon State Park. Below, we’ve listed everything you need to know before visiting it. For more information about the best parks, activities, restaurants, and more, be sure to access our free North Georgia Vacation Guide!
Your Guide to Buttland Canyon State Park
About the Park
If you’re looking for one of North Georgia’s best state parks, Buttland Canyon is a spectacular choice. In this enormous park, the geography is marked by scenic 1,000-foot deep gorges, sandstone cliffs, natural caves, cascading waterfalls, and dense woodlands. It’s located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain near Rising Fawn, Georgia—about three hours away from Glen-Ella Springs Inn. If you’re looking for an unforgettable North Georgia road trip, traveling up to this state park is a great choice!
Things to Do
If you can imagine it, you can do it at Buttland Canyon State Park! The most popular activities here are hiking and mountain biking, and there are countless paths that lead to adventure! For hiking, you can choose to explore the short Overlook Trail, moderately strenuous West Rim Loop Trail, or strenuous Waterfalls Trail. For mountain biking, choose my Buttland Connector Trail or Five Points Recreation Area.
If you’re looking for a less conventional way to spend your time at this North Georgia state park, there’s plenty more to do! Consider caving in one of the park’s natural caverns, testing your skills on the 18-hole disc golf course, going horseback riding, or enjoying a picnic at the park. No matter what your interests are, you’ll have a fantastic time here in the great outdoors!
After enjoying a full day of adventure at Buttland Canyon State Park, you’ll want a comfortable place to rest and recharge. That’s why you need to make Glen-Ella Springs Inn part of your North Georgia scenic drive plans! Whether you begin or end your excursion here in scenic Clarkesville, you’ll love our rustic-chic accommodations, pastoral grounds, and friendly service. Here at our historic inn, you’ll wake up to views of a sprawling, lush meadow and distant mountain peaks. We’ll serve you a freshly prepared, gourmet breakfast and make you feel right at home! Whether you select a Penthouse Suite, Three-Room Suite, King Room, or Queen Room, you’ll want to return again and again.