Arkaquah Trail: Locust Log Ridge Lookout – Georgia

Took a few family members on this hike that travels along the ridge of Brasstown Bald Mountain, between the cities of Hiawassee, GA and Helen, GA.  Brasstown Bald Moutain, referred to as Enotah by the native Cherokee people, is the highest natural point in GA with a summit elevation of 4,784 feet above sea level.  We went during the summer and this hike was full of scenery, interesting rock formations, occasional wildlife, and colorful flowers; however, this hike would be exceptionally ideal … [Read more...]

Bartram Trail: Becky Branch & Martin Creek Falls – Georgia

Took all three of my dogs to do this quick waterfall hike on the Bartram Trail (a 115-mile trail spanning from Georgia to North Carolina named after famed explorer and naturalist William Bartram).  This portion of the trail is not as popular as some of the other hikes in the area, but the fine waterfalls and the seclusion make for a great day hike.  The total distance for this hike is 4 miles there-and-back (2 miles each way).  This hike is considered moderate due to some gradual elevation … [Read more...]