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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.

hiking
19 days ago

Did the whole thing, 11.5 hours plenty of watering streams today:)

backpacking
1 month ago

I've almost sectioned hike the whole thing, all but 3 miles and I love every mile, it's a moderate to slow in some areas hike through out the the whole trail. Really love the over looks provided but the trail and Ferney the big loblolly pine!

Good nature trail

backpacking
3 months ago

Great trail but not super easy. Grab your backpack and dog then hit this trail for a secluded overnight adventure.

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike that is extremely well marked at every trail intersection. Start from the amphitheater at the park headquarters where you can buy a great map prepared by the trail volunteers. The park's Liberty Bell pool is right about halfway and a great place to stop and eat and use the facilities if the pool is open. You do cross paved roads a number of times so be careful. Check the elevation profile closely to decide if you want to go clockwise or counter-clockwise.

on Pine Mountain Trail

hiking
5 months ago