Hiking Georgia: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures

Hiking Georgia: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures

by Jimmy Jacobs

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Overview

Hiking Georgia, 5th edition features some of the best trekking adventures the Peach State has to offer. Whether the trails are in the high mountains of north Georgia, on coastal barrier islands, or in fertile Piedmont river valleys, the flora, fauna, and scenery are spectacular. The more than 70 hikes (plus 14 honorable mentions) offer up detailed hike descriptions, step-by-step directions, gorgeous full-color photos, and GPS-tracked color trail maps to make the journey easier and more enjoyable.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493051519
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 06/01/2020
Edition description: 5th Edition
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 237,561
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jimmy Jacobs has been the editor of Georgia Sportsman magazine for more than two decades and has written extensively about the state for a number of regional and national publications; among them Backpacker and Canoe magazines, North Georgia Journal and Southwest Georgia Living. He is also the outdoor columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper. On the Web, Jacobs is the Atlanta Outdoor Travel Examiner for Examiner.com, and the Georgia correspondent for Southern Trout magazine. Jacobs has written four guidebooks to fishing in Georgia and the surrounding states and also has authored a volume of Southern humor and nostalgia. A three-time past president and current member of the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association, he is also a member of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction x

Physiographic Regions and Natural History x

Zero Impact Hiking xi

Be Prepared xi

Planning Your Trip xiv

Navigation xv

Hiking with Children xvi

Hikers with Special Needs xvi

Volunteering xvii

Using this Guide xvii

Trail Finder xviii

Map Legend xxiv

The Hikes

Northwest Georgia 1

1 Cloudland Canyon State Park, West Rim Trail 2

2 Cloudland Canyon State Park, Waterfalls/Sitton Gulch Trail 6

3 Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area Trails 10

4 James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park Trails 16

5 Chickamauga Creek Trail 20

6 Johns Mountain Wildlife Management Area Trails 24

7 Arrowhead Wildlife Interpretive Trail 29

8 Fort Mountain State Park, Old Fort Loop 33

9 Fort Mountain State Park, Gahuti Trail 37

10 Lake Conasauga Recreation Area Trails 40

11 Emery Creek Trail 45

12 Pinhoti Trail 49

13 Benton MacKaye Trail 52

Honorable Mentions

A Chickamauga Battlefield National Military Park Trails 57

B Cohutta Wilderness Trails 57

C Aska Adventure Area Trails 58

Northeast Georgia 59

14 Amicalola Falls State Park, Appalachian Approach Trail 60

15 Amicalola Falls State Park, Len Foote Hike Inn Trail 64

16 Appalachian Trail in Georgia 68

17 Cooper Creek Wildlife Management Area Trails 74

18 Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area Trails 78

19 DeSoto Falls Scenic Area Trails 83

20 Vogel State Park Trails 86

21 Raven Cliffs Trail 92

22 Brasstown Bald, Arkaquah Trail 95

23 Brasstown Bald, Jacks Knob Trail 98

24 Brasstown Bald, Wagon Train Trail 101

25 Dukes Creek Falls Trail 105

26 Smithgall Woods State Park Trails 108

27 Andrews Cove Recreation Area Trail 112

28 High Shoals Scenic Area Trail 115

29 Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area Trails 118

30 Unicoi State Park Trails 122

31 Moccasin Creek Trails 126

32 Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area Trail 130

33 Lake Russell Recreation Area Trails 133

34 Panther Creek Trail 137

35 Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area Trail 141

36 Black Rock Mountain State Park Trails 144

37 Tallulah Gorge State Park Trails 149

38 Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River Trail 154

39 Bartram National Recreation Trait 159

40 Victoria Bryant State Park Trails 165

41 Three Forks Trail 169

42 Ellicott Rock Wilderness Trail 172

Honorable Mentions

D Duncan Ridge National Recreation Trail 176

E Holcomb Creek Trail 176

F Tugaloo State Park Trails 177

Central Georgia 178

43 Chattahoochee Bend State Park Trails 179

44 F. D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain Trail 183

45 F. D. Roosevelt State Park, Dowdell Knob Loop 188

46 Red Top Mountain State Park Trails 191

47 High Falls State Park Trails 196

48 Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Trails 200

49 Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge Trails 204

50 Hard Labor Creek State Park Trails 208

51 Watson Mill Bridge State Park Trails 212

52 Rock Hawk Effigy Trails 217

53 Hamburg State Park Trails 222

54 Richard B. Russell State Park Trails 225

55 Mistletoe State Park Trails 229

56 Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Trail 233

Honorable Mentions

G Ocmulgee Bluff Horse, Hike, and Bike Trail System 237

H Ocmulgee National Monument Trails 237

I Bobby Brown Park Trails 238

Metro Atlanta 239

57 Sweetwater Creek State Park Trails 240

58 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Trails 244

59 West Palisades Trails 250

60 East Palisades Trails 254

61 Island Ford Traits 257

62 Panola Mountain State Park Trails 263

63 Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve Trails 267

64 Fort Yargo State Park Trails 272

Honorable Mention

J Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Cochran Shoals Unit Trails 277

Southwest Georgia 278

65 Providence Canyon State Park Trails 279

66 Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park Trails 284

67 Seminole State Park Trails 288

68 Sprewell Bluff Park Trails 291

69 Reed Bingham State Park Trails 297

Honorable Mention

K George T. Bagby State Park Trails 302

Southeast Georgia 303

70 Little Ocmulgee State Park Trails 304

71 General Coffee State Park Trails 308

72 Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Trails 312

73 George L. Smith State Park Trails 317

74 Magnolia Springs State Park Trails 321

75 Crooked River State Park Trails 325

76 Cumberland Island National Seashore Trails 329

77 Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site Trails 334

78 Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge Trails 338

79 Skidaway Island State Park Trails 343

Honorable Mentions

L Big Hammock Natural Area Trails 348

M Sapelo island Trails 348

Hike Index 350

About the Author and Photographer 352

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