Explore Dade County’s rugged Cumberland Plateau
Dade County in the extreme northwest corner of Georgia is home to a myriad of outdoor activities that will call up every ounce of ability and skill from the most experienced outdoors people, or can be scaled back to provide recreational fun for families. Take a hang gliding lesson from Lookout Mountain Flight Park, or simply watch in jaw-dropping amazement as experienced hang gliding pilots leap from the finest hang gliding launch pad in the eastern U.S. Go spelunkering in some of the most spectacular caves in the world, or take a tour of a commercial cave. Rock climb on some of the most demanding vertical terrain in the South, or take a family hike to the fantastic rock formations of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. Whatever your level of outdoor experience and skill, you’ll find something to match it in this beautiful and rugged region of Georgia.
Read more about some of the recreational activities in and around Dade County in the related listings below.
Located in Dade County in the rugged and scenic northwest corner of Georgia, Lookout Mountain Flight Park is the largest full-time hang gliding school in the U.S.
This 1-mile easy loop trail on Pigeon Mountain features Rocktown and hoodoos.
Located in Dade County on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas.
This loop backcountry trail travels through the Cumberland Plateau, Lookout Mountain, and Cloudland Canyon State Park.
This .7-mile trail in Cloudland Canyon State Park features two waterfalls, cliffs, and huge boulders.
This 4.9-mile hiking trail through Cloudland Canyon State Park features the canyon rim, canyon views, and unusual rock formations.
The extreme northwest corner of Georgia is the location of this bike trail that begins in Lookout Mountain.