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Waterfalls, Talc Mines, and Who Knows What Trail at Fort Mountain State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 3 2022  8:45 am >> Sun, Apr 3 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 29 2022 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 2 2022 8:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ralph Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


12 miles and 3000 feet of gain.

Let's hike the bike and horse trails at Fort Mountain State Park. 

We will meet at the Visitor Center at 8:45AM.

We will park near the entrance of the park and hiking clockwise we will take the Gahuti Trail until the #301 bike trail crosses to our left and continue down a steep power easement, passing an old talc mine on the left. At checkpoint #1 we will go right on Horse Trail #407, passing 2 waterfalls and 3 old talc mines. Then we will continue all the way along (Trail #407), with a short walk along Horse Trail #403 to Trail #301, taking a right on #301, passing another mine. We will continue on #301 passing another waterfall, when we reach the stem of #301, we will continue (make a left) a short distance to the park road and make a left along the road to finish the hike back where we began.

WARNING:  This trail has the potential for water crossings.  While I don't think you'll need water shoes, I would advise you to wear waterproof boots.

There is a steep section that we will go down.  Trekking poles are recommended for this.

Parking fee is $5.00 unless you have a current GA State Park Pass.

181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705

Required Items to Bring:

water or energy drinks
trail snacks
good hiking shoes/boots

trekking poles

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181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705

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Cost Includes:

Parking fee is $5.00 unless you have a current GA State Park Pass.

181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705

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