The trail begins at the East Rim parking lot, at checkpoint 10. The trail begins descending down the canyon, crossing a stream with a man-made bridge. Cross the creek, then ascend to the top of the western rim of the canyon. Once on top of the Rim, you will follow the trail using the yellow diamond markings posted on trees along the way. When you get to checkpoint 3, go left at the fork. Do not go right and over the bridge. Stay left. You will have to cross one creek with no bridge along the way. Take the trail clockwise around the west rim loop, after completing the loop, finish back heading toward the Eastern Rim parking lot. With lots of climbing in the Canyon, a technical trail dodging rock gardens and massive tree roots, and sheer beauty, I believe this route is a perfect FKT route in Georgia. One of the most beautiful spots in all of Georgia. Well worth a checking it out!!!!
--submitted by Jordan Moon
I will be attempting the West Rim loop in clockwise direction on 10/5/2020 as a solo female, unsupported.