Richard B. Russell State Park
2650 Russell State Park Drive
Elberton , GA 30635
N[masked] | W [masked] Located 8 miles northeast of Elberton off Ga. Hwy. 77 on Ruckersville Road.
Park at the Lakeside Pavilion near the golf course. We will head out promptly at 11:00 on the Blackwell Rridge Trail. It follows the shoreline to one of the oldest steel pin bridges in the area, loops through the adjoining woods and returns to the beach. There are 4.3 miles of connecting trails of easy hiking. $5.00 parking fee. There is a park map on the park web page.
The controversial Guidestones are about 20 minutes from the park. You may want to join us after the hike in exploring this phenomenon.
“When Man Reawakens, Let Him Behold…”
The Georgia Guidestones are a strange collection of standing stones near the remote town of Elberton, Georgia. At once a Rosetta Stone, an astronomical observatory, and a road map for rebuilding civilization, the Guidestones seem to be built as much for the survivors of a post-apocalyptic future as for the thousands of tourists who visit them each year. Built in 1980, they are primarily composed of six slabs of granite: one central pillar, four “major” stones that fan out from the center, and a capstone. The capstone has engravings on all four of its sides in four different ancient languages, all of which read, “Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason,” when translated. The major stones are each engraved on both sides, and each side contains text in one of eight modern languages asserting the same ten guidelines.
“And standing with the stones is a mystery — a mystery of who is behind the erection of The Georgia Guidestones. Their identity is intended to be a secret forever.”
Driving Directions 2650 Russell State Park Drive, Elberton, GA 30635, USA
13.8 mi - about 22 mins
1.Head west on Russell State Park Dr toward Ruckersville Rd 0.4 mi
2.Continue onto William Smith Rd 3.4 mi
3.Continue onto GA-368 W/Anderson Hwy 4.0 mi
4.Turn right onto GA-77 N/Hartwell Hwy 5.8 mi
5.Turn right onto Guidestone Rd NW 0.1 mi[masked] Guidestone Road Northwest, Dewy Rose, GA 30634, USA