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Best bird watching trails in Vogel State Park, Georgia

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Vogel State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Vogel State Park, Georgia
Park information
Acreage:
233 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
(706) 745-2628
Helpful links
Top trails (5)
#1 - Blood Mountain and Freeman Loop Trail
Vogel State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
#2 - Helton Creek Falls Trail
Vogel State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
This is a short hiking trail that leads down to two large waterfalls and a swimming hole. The trail is at times steep but short. There are stairs in a few places. There a two waterfalls. The bottom fall is 0.25 miles from the parking lot and the top fall is another 0.2 miles. The one at the top is one of the most beautiful you will find in Georgia. The falls drop into an exotic blue, green lagoon. There is a wooden deck, but you can go around and get closer. Be careful though!Show more
#3 - Lake Trahlyta Waterfall
Vogel State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 20 m
#4 - Neels Gap to Slaughter Mountain
Vogel State Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
Park at the day hikers parking lot 1/2 mile north of Mountain Crossing. Take Byron Reese Trail to the Appalachian Trail, follow the Appalachian Trail to Blood Mountain. Continue past Blood Mountain shelter to the Duncan Ridge Trail. Follow Duncan Ridge Trail to Slaughter Mountain. If you wish to summit Slaughter Mountain, continue past the mountain peak on left until the trail starts a slight downward trend, look back over your left shoulder and follow ridge up to the summit. There is a faint trail going to the summit. Blood Mountain and Slaughter Mountain are two of Georgia's 4,000 ft mountains. They are ranked 6th and 9th respectively.Show more
#5 - Byron Herbert Reece Nature Trail
Vogel State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 24 m
Easy loop trail next to the rental cabins. Trail well marked and has educational signs along the way. Great for kids and adults alike and worth the time. Show more