hiking
3 months ago

LOTS of great hiking trails in this beautiful park! Lake Austell Trail from visitor center to dam is delightful, and don't overlook the spur to the picnic area that features numerous bridges -- including a pair of arched bridges -- as the trail rises & falls and weaves in & out following the terrain. The Upper Loop of the Military Road Trail follows a well-preserved portion of the Trail of Tears, while the Lower Loop is probably our most favorite trail segment in the park. And be sure to check out the awesome Swinging Bridge not far down the trail from the Upper/Lower Loop junction. (Segment from Swinging Bridge back to visitor center is also a bike trail, so not nearly as enjoyable for hiking.)