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Whether you're looking for a long backpacking adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains or an easy family hike within minutes of downtown Atlanta, this book is an essential source to Georgia's beautiful parklands and backcountry. Learn more about the Peach State's backcountry like an insectivorous swamp plant, rivers and waterfalls, and its historic battlefields. Choose from an easy one-hour stroll along a quiet nature trail, a trek along 80 miles of the Applachian Trail, or a ...

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Whether you're looking for a long backpacking adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains or an easy family hike within minutes of downtown Atlanta, this book is an essential source to Georgia's beautiful parklands and backcountry. Learn more about the Peach State's backcountry like an insectivorous swamp plant, rivers and waterfalls, and its historic battlefields. Choose from an easy one-hour stroll along a quiet nature trail, a trek along 80 miles of the Applachian Trail, or a medium distance that suits you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560447177
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Series: State Hiking Guides Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Map Legend viii
Locations of Hikes ix
Introduction 1
Physiographic Regions and Natural History 1
Archaeology and History 2
Clothing and Equipment 3
Pack It In, Pack It Out 4
The Fun of Hiking Safely 5
Planning the Hike 5
Should I Drink from That Spring? 6
Weather 7
Blazes and Other Trail Markers 8
Hazards in the Backcountry 9
Hypothermia 9
Insects, Snakes, and Other Critters 10
Using this Guide 13
Easy, Moderate, Strenuous 13
Maps 13
Family Hiking 15
Hiking with Children 15
Trails for Hikers with Special Needs 19
Volunteering 23
Northwest Georgia: Cumberland Plateau and Ridge and Valley
National Forest Trails
1 Chickamauga Creek Trail 25
2 Johns Mountain and Keown Falls Trails 28
3 The Pocket Recreation Area Trail 32
State Park and Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Trails
4 Cloudland Canyon State Park Trails 35
5 Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA Trails 40
6 Arrowhead Wildlife Interpretive Trail 44
National Park Service Trails
7 Chickamauga Battlefield National Military Park Trails 47
Northeast Georgia: Blue Ridge Mountains
National Forest Trails
8 Lake Conasauga Recreation Area Trails 53
9 DeSoto Falls Trail 57
10 Cooper Creek Wildlife Management Area Trails 60
11 Arkaquah and Brasstown Bald Trails 64
12 Wagon Train Trail 68
13 Jacks Knob Trail 72
14 Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area Trails 74
15 Sosebee Cove Trail 77
16 High Shoals Scenic Area and Falls Trail 80
17 Holcomb Creek Trail 82
18 Ellicott Rock Wilderness Trail 84
19 Rabun Beach Recreation Area/Angel Falls Trail 89
20 Warwoman Dell Nature Trail and Becky Branch Falls Trail 92
21 Three Forks Trail 93
22 Anna Ruby Falls and Lion's Eye Nature Trails 96
23 Smith Creek Trail 99
24 Andrews Cove Recreation Area Trail 101
25 Dukes Creek Trail 102
26 Raven Cliff Falls Trail 105
27 Ladyslipper Trail/Lake Russell Recreation Area 107
28 Sourwood Trail/Lake Russell Recreation Area 111
29 Panther Creek Trail 112
State Park and Wildlife Management Area Trails
30 Fort Mountain State Park Trails 116
31 Amicalola Falls State Park Trails 121
32 Leonard E. Foote Hike Inn Trail 124
33 Vogel State Park Trails 127
34 Brasstown Valley Resort-Mountain Park Trails 132
35 Unicoi State Park Trails 135
36 Smithgall Woods-Dukes Creek Conservation Area Trails 137
37 Moccasin Creek Wildlife Trail and Hemlock Falls Trail 144
38 Black Rock Mountain State Park Trails 148
39 Tallulah Gorge State Park Trails 154
40 Victoria Bryant State Park Trails 160
41 Broad River Trail-Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area 165
Middle Georgia: Piedmont and Fall Line Area
National Forest Trails
42 Oconee River Recreation Area Trails 168
43 Twin Bridges Trail 173
44 Kinnard Creek Trail 175
45 Ocmulgee River Trail 177
46 Wise Creek Trail 180
State Park Trails
47 Red Top Mountain State Park Trails 182
48 Fort Yargo State Park Trails 186
49 Richard B. Russell State Park Trails 189
50 Bobby Brown State Park Trail 191
51 Hard Labor Creek State Park Trails 194
52 Watson Mill Bridge State Park Trails 197
53 Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Trails 203
54 High Falls State Park Trails 207
55 Mistletoe State Park Trails 210
National Park Service Trails
56 Ocmulgee National Monument Trails 214
National Wildlife Refuge Trails
57 Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge Trails 219
Metro Atlanta Area State Park Trails
58 Sweetwater Creek State Park Trails 223
59 Panola Mountain State Park Trails 227
National Park Service Trails
60 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Trails 231
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
61 East Palisades Trail 234
62 West Palisades Trail 237
63 Cochran Shoals Trails 240
64 Johnson Ferry Trail/Mulberry Creek Loop Trail 242
65 Island Ford Trail 244
66 Medlock Bridge Trail 247
Augusta City Area
67 Augusta Canal Trail 249
Southwest Georgia: Coastal Plain State Park Trails
68 Sprewell Bluff State Park Trails 253
69 Providence Canyon State Park Trails 257
70 Reed Bingham State Park Trails 261
71 George T. Bagby State Park Trails 264
Southeast Georgia: Coastal Plain and Atlantic Coast State Park and Wildlife Management Area Trails
72 George L. Smith State Park Trails 268
73 Magnolia Springs State Park Trails 272
74 General Coffee State Park Trails 275
75 Little Ocmulgee State Park Trails 277
76 Skidaway Island State Park Trails 281
77 Sapelo Island Trails 284
78 Big Hammock Natural Area Trails 289
79 Laura S. Walker State Park Trail 293
80 Crooked River State Park Trails 295
National Park Service Trails
81 Cumberland Island National Seashore Trails 298
National Wildlife Refuge Trails
82 Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Savannah Coastal Refuge Complex 303
83 Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Trails 309
Long Trails
84 Appalachian Trail 312
85 Benton MacKaye Trail 321
86 Bartram Trail 327
87 Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River Trail 332
88 Cohutta Wilderness Area Trails 336
89 F.D. Roosevelt State Park-Pine Mountain and Mountain Creek Nature Trails 346
Table: Other State Parks with Hiking Trails 352
Appendix A Local Hiking Clubs and Conservation Organizations 354
Appendix B Federal and State Land Management Agencies 355
Appendix C Information Sources 358
Appendix D Finding Maps 360
Appendix E The Hiker's Checklist 362
Index 365
About the Author 371
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