Welcome to Macon Outdoors! We are a group of fun, friendly & active members that love outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, caving, rapelling, camping & paddling throughout beautiful Middle Georgia.
Friday morning High Falls State Park hike.
Coming from I-75 on High Falls Road, Park at the parking area just across the bridge (the second entrance) and gather in the picnic area in the grassy area at 10am. 5$ parking fee required or you can pick up single day parking passes at local libraries. There are two loop trails at High Falls State Park. The Falls trail and the Tranquility Trail. There has been some recent forest clearing along the Tranquility Trail but, hopefully there will be some new growth to make for a nice hike. Distance: 4 miles Difficulty: Moderately Easy Duration: 2 hours. What to bring: No hiking poles needed, water, snacks. Other: Pets are allowed in the park, please walk at the back of the pack if you bring your dog.
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.
Since it will be getting dark earlier, the mileage for this hike may be decreased.
We will start at the Radio Tower parking area, mile marker 23, and hike to FDR State Park (mile marker 0) on the Pine Mountain Trail. You can do it.
If you can walk, you can complete this hike. The hike will take approx 9 hours to complete. What to bring: food, water, water filter pump, snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, hiking poles, phone, rain gear (if needed) etc. No dogs or Children for this hike.