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We will hike Hicthiti this week. 4 miles following Falling Creek down to the Ocmulgee River. GPS sends you to various places in its attempt to find this parking lot. IMPORTANT NOTE: GO 1.2 MILES ON JARRELL PLANTATION ROAD AFTER TURNING OFF OF HWY 18. Small parking lot on right.. This is a circular trail down to the Ocmulgee River and back. Very nice, secluded trail hike. The Hitchiti Trail is part of the Ernst Brender Demonstration Forest. It is a woodland trail that traverses a variety of woodland areas, granite outcrops, and several stream and river views. 4 mile loop trail with white blazes. During the summer and fall, ticks can be bad on this trail. Please read the information at the trailhead and sign-in on the hiker's logbook.
Meet at entrance 5 on Tucker Road. Look for the first big parking lot on the right.. The Wesleyan busses are usually parked in this parking lot. Wesleyan College has several miles of nature trails winding through the woods. Creeks, ridges and Lake trails make up a 2-mile loop. We will plan to do two loops.
This is a really special place in Macon, with history, mystery, heritage, culture, and intrigue. There are about 6 miles of trails.
The newly opened portion of the Ocmulgee River Trail is currently closed due to recent flooding.
What to bring: Water, bug spray and a friend or two.
Pace: we will be doing a brisk walk (3mph+)
Distance: 5 miles.
Jo has offered to take our group on a behind the scenes tour of Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove. Jo will be taking us on the "Walk on the Wildside" Tour. (Video link below) We will be collecting a cash donation of $10 to support the Sanctuary. More details to follow. https://youtu.be/StHYb33eMm8 We will do about 1/2 hour from 9:30am - 10am monitoring the bluebird trail. Learn about these amazing birds, the wonderful things they do for our environment and how we can support their population growth. We'll then reverse tracks and travel through the habitat between the fences to get an up close look and learn about the exotic, domestic and livestock animals that call Noah's Ark their forever home. From about 10am - 11:30am. Some walking through tall grass, some paved trail. Please arrive 15 minutes early and check in at the Welcome Center where you will need to sign a release form. You may make your donation then directly to Noah's Ark (cash, check, credit) or wait until the end of the tour. If you do not wish to participate in the Bluebird trail, please check in at the welcome center at 9:45am and meet us at the gazebo at the habitat entrance at 10am.