About The Trail: This is a nice hike that runs along a stream and ends at a waterfall. With the exception of one short hill, the terrain is fairly flat, but does include one stream crossing. There is a rope across the stream for support, but you'll need to plan for either bringing a pair of water shoes or getting your hiking boots wet! For additional info, go to http://www.campnpost.com/camping/wildcat-campground-jasper-ga/
What You'll Need: Other than shoes for the stream crossing and possibly some walking sticks, you won't need any special equipment. Do, however, remember to bring lunch, drink, and some snacks. Optional: Bathing suit for jumping into the pool by the waterfall.
Special Note: I was told this week that you need a pass that costs like $1.50 to hike here. The link for getting a pass is www.georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passesmay be a better direct link:
Steve sent me a note on 8/29 with what he feels is a better link: http://www.georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes#GORP
Length/Difficulty: There are around 10 miles of trails, and we'll do somewhere between six and eight miles unless the group votes to do more. The skill level to hike this trail is "Easy", but you should be able to hike 2.5 mph or faster so as not to slow the group down. And as per usual, no dogs or slow-paced children.
Carpool/Directions: As always, I will run one carpool from the Best Buy in Alpharetta. We will meet to the left of the store by 9:15am, and leave promptly at 9:30am. If you'd like to carpool with me, please email me by the night before the event to reserve your spot, but please note that because of the number of emails I typically get I do not respond to each individually. BTW, I drive a white Toyota Sequoia.
For more info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18RwGsDnFMgP5jlmSYADF2MKZlfJDzGBNTRgGA2cWDQI/edit?usp=sharing
Alternatively: From I75 – Take I75 to I575/515 north to Jasper. Just past the large Quicktrip gas station, on left, traveling uphill, look for sign for 108/53 on the right side of the road. Turn right onto Hwy 53 East. Go on highway 53, a little past 11 miles to Steve Tate Road (marked by Foothills shopping center on left just before road). Turn left here, and travel 7.2 miles (just past Pleasant Union Baptist Church) and turn left there at Wildcat Camp Road, travel 8/10s mile on graveled road to campground.