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This hike will be an 8 mile loop. We will meet at 10am at the base of the WJSP-TV Tower and hike the Wolfden and White Candle Trails, which has a gentle cascading water fall. This loop total hiking mileage will be 8 miles. We did this hike last year and it was very enjoyable. FDR/Pine Mountain will probably become one of your favorite parks in the state so, if you have never been or it's been a while, come join some friends for a day trip to southwest Georgia. Location: Meet at the WJSP-TV Tower Parking lot at 10am. Follow brown signs to Little White House, and TV tower is south of there (uphill) about 3 miles. Distance: +8 miles. Time: 10am until 1:00pm (3 Hours) Difficulty: Medium - this is not a difficult walk, we will be aiming to go at about 3mph. What to bring: Bring Snack, water, bug spray, sun block.. Exclusions: No dogs or children under 10. Carpool: TBD. For more info: Pine Mountain Trails System (http://gastateparks.org/pmt-trails) - This describes all the loop trails of Pine Mountain. FDR State Park (http://gastateparks.org/FDRoosevelt) - This provides a general overview of the state park. Download interactive trail map to your device https://www.pinemountaintrail.org/maps-of-the-trail.html
Arabia Mountain hike. Be aware that this hike begins at the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Visitors Center. Scenic highlights for this section include rolling hills, woodlands, secluded lakes, and a very cool section that’s basically all granite. For more about this trail, go to http://arabiaalliance.org/trails/davidson-arabia-nature-preserve-walking-trails About the "Mountain": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabia_Mountain About The Trail: This is one of my favorite hikes in the Atlanta area. Located just minutes from downtown Atlanta, this section is part of a 20+ mile hiking and biking system that runs from Stone Crest Mall all the way to a 70-year old monastery! Notes: Distance = 10+ miles Skill Rating = Very easy Pace = Fast: 3 to 3½ miles per hour Special Equipment = None needed Other Stuff = No dogs or small children. And as always, please make sure to bring some food, water, and snacks.
Sprewell Bluff Hiking trails. This was previously a State Park but is now designated as a County park. There are 8.2 miles of trails at this park. Plan on this hike being 6-8 miles. Park Info: Undammed for nearly two hundred miles until Lake Blackshear near Cordele, the Flint River is one of central and south Georgia's most beautiful large rivers, flowing through several swamps from its headwaters in metro Atlanta. One of the highlights of the river is Sprewell Bluff, a 150-foot bluff towering above the Flint near Thomaston. Other hills and bluffs form a surprisingly narrow and deep gorge on the Flint River in the next few miles upstream.