Romantic Mountain Top Sunset: Take a hike to Rabun Bald at 4800 feet or for the less adventurous take a short drive to the top of nearby Blackrock Mountain for a sunset view.
Rabun Bald, with an elevation of 4,696 feet (1,431 m) is the second-highest peak in Georgia. It is located in Rabun County and is the tallest mountain in the county. An observation tower on the summit provides hikers with views that, on clear days, extend for more than 100 miles (160 km). The hike to the top of Rabun Bald is 5.8 miles (round trip) via the Rabun Bald Trail and is considered a novice to intermediate hike. The Rabun Bald Trail is part of theBartram system, which winds through northeast Georgia for 37 miles (60 km).
Don’t want to hike? Take a short drive to the top of Nearby Blackrock Mountain and enjoy the sunset views from one of several easy to get to overlooks. Not everyone needs to hike miles in and then miles out in the dark in order to enjoy a captivating mountain top sunset. Let the Beechwood Innkeepers provide you maps, replenishments and all that you need to enjoy a romatic view, whatever energy level you might enjoy expending.
Black Rock Mountain State Park is a 1,743 acre (7.03 km²) Georgia state park located west of Mountain City in Rabun County. It is named after its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss and encompasses some of the most outstanding countryside in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Located astride the Eastern Continental Divide at analtitude of 3,640 feet (1,109 m), the park provides many scenic overlooks and spectacular 80 mile (130 km) vistas of the southern Appalachian Mountains. On a clear day, four states are visible: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. In addition to Black Rock Mountain itself, the park includes four other peaks over 3,000 feet (910 m) in altitude, making it the highest state park in Georgia.