Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail is an out and back trail located near Chickamauga, GA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and is accessible from March until April.

Out & Back

kid friendly

nature trips

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked this with my 9 year old son. The boardwalk is nice, but only runs 1/10 of a mile or so. After that, there is a decent trail, but when it's wet, expect quite a few slips and falls. The waterfall at the end of the trail is cool, but with little kids, you're going to have to work to get there.

nature trips
3 years ago

I tried accessing the trail and found the road to be way too difficult and steep and absolutely treacherous for my VW Jetta even though I'm a crazy driver. pretty much only accessible via truck or jeep. Nice scenery though on the way is why i gave it 3 stars.

hiking
4 years ago

The boardwalk is a nice feature, but the hike gets SO much better once it ends.... keep going and you'll find a beautiful waterfall.

Honestly, this isn't a place I'd necessarily want to hike alone. It's really remote. And driving to the trail was an adventure that involved going down what appeared to be a one-lane driveway, across a rocky creek bed (in a car!) and finally into a seedy-looking dirt lot. Does anyone else hear banjo music? *nervous giggle* To say that this place was hard to find, is an understatement. My brother had heard of this place from a friend, so we both spent about an hour each on the internet, trying to find driving directions and anything related to the trail. It's VERY hard to come by.

Also, be forewarned that now you are supposed to purchase a Georgia hiking pass or something to that effect. It's not a big deal and can be purchased online for approximately $3... or at certain retailers, much like a fishing license. During hunting seasons, make sure you check online before heading to Pigeon Mountain; I'm told the entire mountain is closed off during certain days to allow hunters free run of the place.

The positive: It was a pretty easy hike, not a lot of chances to get lost either. And the waterfall at the end was breathtaking, and completely unexpected. Definitely worth a trip, at least once, even if I gave this trail a low score. ;)