Black Rock Mountain Hike
Saturday, November 3rd Rating: Moderate
Distance: 2.2 Miles
Departure: 8:00a.m. Sharp
(Approx. 1.5 hour drive)
Meeting Location: Hong Kong Market
5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30093
The Tennessee Rock Trail, the one we will hike, winds its way through some of the highest and most lush forests. It is the park's most popular hiking trail. The trail offers a perfect opportunity to get better acquainted with the area's rich woodlands and vistas, that on clear days span over 80 miles into the neighboring states of both North and South Carolina, as well as Tennessee, including views of Georgia's Brasstown Bald and Clingman's Dome in Tennessee.
We will also discover an Appalachian boulder field, an actual remnant of the great ice age which ended more than 10,000 years ago. And, we will also walk a quarter-mile along the Blue Ridge Mountain backbone, following the Eastern Continental Divide. This great ridge separates rainfall flowing eastward toward the Savannah River and the Atlantic Ocean from rainfall trending westward toward the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico...wow! Remember learning about the 'Continental Divide' in school...we will actually be walking alongside and crossing it! Read more...
As always, wear sturdy shoes (no new shoes!) or hiking boots, and of course comfortable clothing. Bring plenty of water, snacks and your lunch. Please eat a hardy breakfast to help sustain your strength. Bring your healthy lunch.
Parking is $5.00 unless you use your library card and check out a Georgia State Park Pass from your local library...then it is FREE!
Remember... we car pool and each rider is asked to donate at least $10 toward gas.
Your Hike Leader is Certified...Outings Leader, Wilderness First Aid, and as a National Interpretive Guide.