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Hiking at Holly Recreational Area (10 miles- 4 hours)

  • Jul 20, 2014 · 10:30 AM

The plan:

This hike will be around 10 miles done at a moderate pace...we will be out about 4-4.5 hours.  There is an option to stop at 7 miles- but you will miss the best part of the hike if you do that.

We will take some breaks to eat, drink, and be merry. Bring water, a snack, comfy shoes, and appropriate clothing. Because I want to encourage water drinking, I will mention there are bathrooms (well, port-a-johns) at the trail head and the 4th and 7th mile of the hike.  Dogs are allowed

Holly Recreational Area (in Holly, duh):

Map of the park
Map of meeting place- you can use this to get directions

Be careful, it is really easy to get lost.  Instructions from I-75N...

1) Take I-75N to exit 101- Grange Hall Road and turn right (east)

2) Take Grange Hall road to McGinnis Road, which is right where Grange Hall turns left.

3) On McGinnis road there will be a sign for Holly Rec- turn right there. If you hit a dirt road, you have gone too far.

4) You enter the park, go past the ranger station, and keep straight.  About 0.6 miles up there is a left turn into the parking lot (it is the first left you can make). The turn has a sign which says "Wilderness Trails and Picnic Shelter".

5) There are 2 parking lots here- fork to the right.

We are meeting at the parking lot with is at #18 on the trail map.

Since this is a state park you will need a recreation passport ($11 when you renew your license). If you do not have one, you can purchase it at the ranger station if there is a ranger there.  If not, they might put a ticket on your car for $11 and then they send you a passport in the mail.


We shall go to River Rock Bar and Grill  which is right outside the park on the southwest corner of Dixie Hwy and Grange Hall (go out the park toward I-75 and make a left at the first light, the bar will be immediately on your right).

Email me or call[masked]

We'll see you out there

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  • Staten T. M.

    Sorry all. Hit the wrong button on the camera. Next time glasses.

    July 21, 2014

  • DEirsch

    FYI looks like the park entrance is closed due to a marathon event. We can park at the entrance and hike to the trailhead

    1 · July 20, 2014

    • Josh

      Thanks for the info. There is a small grassy parking area they are directing people to. We are there and will then hike in 3/4 a mile to the trail head.

      July 20, 2014

    • Josh

      They've opened the road again.

      July 20, 2014

  • Staten T. M.

    Where are we meeting?

    July 20, 2014

    • Josh

      There is a small grassy parking area they are directing people to. We are there and will then hike in 3/4 a mile to the trail head. It's just before the small booth on the way to the normal parking area.

      July 20, 2014

    • Josh

      They've opened the roads again.

      July 20, 2014

  • bari

    unexpected late night = won't be perky for early morning hike. promise to catch the next one. have fun!

    July 20, 2014

  • Marsha C.

    Hi all just joined yesterday but I'm afraid I will not be able to make the event tomorrow.

    Have fun

    July 19, 2014

  • Janet

    Next time, definitely.

    July 18, 2014

  • Wendy P.

    What????????? Josh is hosting a hike? Has the universal started to split in half? OMG! And I'm going to miss it. :( Bummer!

    July 18, 2014

    • Wendy P.

      If you change your mind, no worries, I'll drop it off. Or if you are out and about I can meet you somewhere as well.

      July 18, 2014

    • Wendy P.

      Thanks Steve! Will do. :)

      July 18, 2014

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