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Angus Gholson Nature Trail is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chattahoochee, Florida that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 0.4 mi Elevation gain 52 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly





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Please note: it has been reported that portions of this park may be closed due to Hurricane Michael damage. Please research prior to your visit. The Angus Gholson Nature Trail is one of the three trails making up The Chattahoochee Nature Trails System. The trail is little less than a half mile long but, offers hikers to an botanically rich habitat featuring bluffs and ravines near the Apalachicola River. This trail is used for short hikes. The Angus Gholson Nature Park is the trailhead of the Angus Gholson Nature Trail. The system consists of three trails, The Angus Gholson Nature Trail, the Muscogee Trail, and the Fitness Trail. Angus Gholson Nature Trail follows ridges and ravines along the Apalachicola River for a short distance while treating hikers to a botanically rich and diverse environment. Varieties of plants are in flower in almost every month of the year. This botanically rich habitat is the home of yellow popular, pignut hickory, sycamore, and Southern magnolia trees. There are also several young torreya trees found on the bluffs along this trail. This is an easy short hike good for young children.

There are restrooms, parking, and picnic tables at the Trailhead.

City of Chattahoochee, P. O. Box 188, Chattahoochee, FL 32324. Phone: 850-663-4475.

From US 90 in downtown Chattahoochee, take Morgan Avenue south. Turn right on Park Street to find Angus Gholson Park.

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Scott Copeland
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The upper trails at Angus Gholson Nature Park are closed, impassable, due to Hurricane Michael blowing over so many of the larger trees. Ongoing monthly monitoring of endangered plants and removal of invasive plants such as Coral Ardisia continues. Please contact the Magnolia Chapter of Florida Native Plant Society for more info or to join in. Other opportunities to visit nearby special places are also available to our. volunteers.

Ashley Pollette
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This hike is very short so I usually combine it with the Muscogee and Fitness Trails. Every time I hike the trail system, I find a new flower in bloom. The best time to catch wildflowers is from mid February thru early summer. I find the trail very easy, but suggest hiking the trail from October up until early summer. Hiking even the short Angus Gholson Nature Trail during the heat of mid-summer can tax your body.