November is a perfect time for a wilderness adventure! Autumn's palette of color is still evident and temperatures are generally cool yet comfortable. Join us on the Hickory Ridge trail as we maintain water bars and dips for trail erosion protection. From this ridgeline trail, you'll be able to take in some awesome views of surrounding mountains. Total round trip mileage is about 9 miles on this moderate trail.
What to Bring? work gloves, sturdy footwear, lunch, 1-2 liters of water, and a daypack to carry it in. Long pants are recommended.
- From Chatsworth, GA (intersection of Hwy 76 & Hwy 411), travel north on Hwy 411 for 11.8 miles to Cisco, GA.
-Turn right onto Old Hwy 2, at the Cisco Baptist Church, and go 7.8 miles.
-Turn right onto East Cowpen Rd, FS 51. There is a directional sign here for Rice Camp, East Cowpen, Hickory Creek, Horseshoe Bend Trails. If you drive past the Cottonwood Patch campground sign, you've gone too far.
-Travel on FS 51 for about 5 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road.
Note: the East Cowpen Rd makes 2 creek fords which are suitable for cars under normal conditions.
Car pooling and caravan opportunities are available. (email Robert at [masked] or Larry at [masked])