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Best trails in Vogel State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Vogel State Park, Georgia? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 8 hard trails in Vogel State Park ranging from 6.1 to 72.5 miles and from 1,358 to 4,455 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Vogel State Park 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 lake is open to non-motorized boats. During summer, visitors can cool off at the scenic lakeside beach.
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Map of trails in Vogel State Park
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
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Top trails (14)
#1 - Blood Mountain and Freeman Loop Trail
Vogel State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
Blood Mountain and Freeman Loop Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Blairsville, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a nShow more
#2 - Bear Hair Gap Trail
Vogel State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
Bear Hair Gap Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Suches, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rShow more
#3 - 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 fShow more
#4 - Coosa Backcountry Trail
Vogel State Park
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 7 h 36 m
Nice loop with significant elevation gain going through the Chattahoochee National Forest and Blood Mountain Wilderness.Show more
#5 - Lake Trahlyta Trail
Vogel State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 26 m
A walking trail around the lake in Vogel State Park. It features an optional side trail down to a viewing platform for the waterfalls on Wolff Creek. There are exceptional views of Blood and SlaughterShow more
#6 - Lake Trahlyta Waterfall
Vogel State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 20 m
Lake Trahlyta Waterfall is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blairsville, Georgia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number oShow more
#7 - Bear Hair Gap Trail to Outlook
Vogel State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Bear Hair Gap Trail to Outlook is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blairsville, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is prShow more
#8 - Blood Mountain via Bear Hair Gap and Coosa Backcountry Loop
Vogel State Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 46 m
Blood Mountain via Bear Hair Gap and Coosa Backcountry Loop is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Suches, Georgia that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is prShow more
#9 - 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 shShow more
#10 - Coosa Bald
Vogel State Park
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 7 h 28 m
Winter Views, Waterfalls, Rolling Hills The summit of Coosa Bald is roughly halfway on this loop hike, and at 4,271 feet it has spectacular winter views. Unfortunately, the forest has encroached on Show more
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