Featuring a 60’ fiberglass bridge over Bear Creek, the trails stretching between Ascalon Road and the State Park are among the most uniquely named of the entire system. The Can’t Hardly trail is a nod to the area’s history, as miners used to say you “can’t hardly” get to the underlying coal seam. A section of exposed rock called the Kinder Garden is named for dedicated volunteer and Board member Jarret Kinder. Hikes ranging from easy to challenging can be started from either trailhead, with a few miles of hiking-only trail found in this section.


GEO Directions to Trailheads

Ascalon (85°26’19.4”W 34°50’13.0”N)
Lat,Long: 34.836944,-85.438722

Cloudland Canyon State Park (85°28’48.6”W 34°49’24.6”N)
Lat,Long: 34.823500,-85.480167


Map Download

CCT Phases III & IV: Ascalon to State Park (PDF)