wild flowers



dog friendly


One of Georgia's oldest and most popular state parks, Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Driving from the south, visitors pass through Neel Gap, a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. Vogel is particularly popular during the fall when the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into a rolling blanket of red, yellow and gold leaves. Hikers can choose from a variety of trails, including the popular four-mile Bear Hair Gap loop, an easy one-mile lake loop, and the challenging 13-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail. Cottages, campsites and primitive backpacking sites provide a range of overnight accommodations. The parks 22-acre lake is open to non-motorized boats. During summer, visitors can cool off at the scenic lakeside beach.

Great first hike. Very scenic

2 days ago

4 days ago

Fun to see the waterfalls at the end. Two trails to two different falls. Both were decently easy. The shorter trail was the more strenuous, but no very long (1/4 mile) Shaded all the way on both.

10 days ago

First backcountry backpacking trip with friends and teenage kids. We took our time and did it over a weekend. Strenuous in spots but excellent trail!

Man, coming from almost entirely flat Florida, this was the hardest hike we've done so far. Totally worth it for the view at the top though, as others have said. Beautiful trail all the way up too!

18 days ago

Super easy hike with a pretty good waterfall. Plenty of cool flowers and scenery to see on this short hike. Relaxing hike.

Hard hike, but the views were worth the effort! Saw wildflowers, flame azaleas, rhododendrons, mountain laurels, birds and other wildlife-gorgeous!

Lush and beautiful hike!

This is my favorite home in GA. There are gorgeous views throughout the entire hike.

20 days ago

This is a strenuous hike but easily doable in a day for an experienced hiker that starts early in the day. We added the Duncan Trail to the Blood Mountain shelter and it took just over 8 hours with a stop for lunch. The trail is well marked with good signage.

We did the whole loop via Freeman Trail. Beautiful, challenging hike! Saw blooming rhododendrons and wild azaleas. The view at the top of Blood Mtn is spectacular!

Very nice challenging hike beautiful views

Short hike, both falls are gorgeous. Easy and fun.

Great for kids!