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Located near Callaway Gardens and the quaint town of Warm Springs, this park is deeply rooted in the historical era of four-time President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Seeking a place for treatment after he was stricken with polio in 1921, Roosevelt traveled to Warm Springs and built his Little White House. Several structures within the park were built by Roosevelts Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression. Above Kings Gap is Dowdells Knob, Roosevelts favorite picnic spot overlooking a magnificent view of the valley below. A life-size sculpture of the beloved president welcomes visitors to the overlook. Hikers will enjoy the scenic trails in Georgias largest state park, especially the Pine Mountain Trail, which winds through a mix of hardwoods and pines. The trail's highest elevation is 1,395 feet. Pine Mountain is on the southern-most edge of the Appalachian Mountain range. Hikers are sometimes surprised to find this terrain in middle Georgia. One of the park's most popular amenities is the historic "Liberty Bell Pool" built by the CCC and fed by naturally cool springs.

4.3 mile trail, turned to right in valley section and crossed road. After crossing creek go left up onto the small ledge area. Trail isn't marked very well after crossing creek, and there is a well used trail to the right. Maybe next time I'll go the right just to see where it goes.

hiking
10 days ago

Nice hike, ran out of time so took the road back.

hiking
22 days ago

Well marked for miles. You can make this trip as long as you like.

Not really at all what I was expecting. Very nice paved golf cart trail around the lake. Not clearly marked so making a wrong turn could add several miles but other than that a nice hike.

1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Definitely would recommend for anyone !!!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! We went 17 miles in an overnight adventure. Camped at Bethel Campsite. The trail was nicely maintained, beautiful views, some small falls along the way and a host of wildlife.