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.
Meet at 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. 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 = Seven to eight miles
Time: Budget 3 hours
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.
This is a really special place in Macon, with history, mystery, heritage, culture, and intrigue. There are about 6 miles of trails We will be exploring the newly opened portion of the Ocmulgee River Trail. What to bring: Water, bug spray and a friend or two. Pace: we will be doing a brisk walk (3mph+) Distance: 6+ miles.
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 Week's Hike will be at High Falls State Park. 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.