Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

The Chattooga River Trail - GA - Highway 76 Bridge Northward

November 24, 2015

TRAIL INFO. - This portion of the Chattooga River Trail starts at the Bull Sluice parking facility on the SC side of the Highway 76 bridge. The trail starts down a staircase to the bridge sidewalk over the river to the start of the trail on the GA side. As you hike along the trail, it gradually veers away from the river for several miles before returning to the riverside. The trail is well maintained and includes rolling hills as well as flat portions.

TODAY'S HIKERS: Mike Bell, Phil Brownrigg, Joe Collins, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Stephen Gales, Bill Hunt, Cathy Martin, Trushna Nadig, Vic Robson and Carole Wintle.

Total hiking distance today - 10 miles with a mixture of rolling hills and flat sections. with Difficulty rating - moderately strenuous.

DIRECTIONS: Take highway 76 east out of Clayton, GA and continue 7.2 miles to the Highway 76 Bridge at the river. Cross the bridge and park at the trail facility on the left.

Another great day for a hike! Sunny with temperatures ranging from 32 to 54 F.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: None

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: American Crow, Chickadee and Red-Bellied Woodpecker.

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Sign at the Bull Sluice Parking Area
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Crossing Highway 76 Bridge to the trailhead on the GA side of the river.
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The engraved boulder at the trailhead
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The Federally designated and protected "Wild and Scenic Chattooga River"
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Another great day for a hike!
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We notice that trail maintenance workers recently cleared this large tree from the trail .
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Mushroom of the week!
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Footbridge across a creek
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Typical wintertime greenery - Wild Ginger (Hexastylis shuttleworthii)
and Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides).
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Most leaves have fallen except for Beech Trees. They hold on the theirs for most of the winter.
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Nice North Georgia creek!
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A beautiful woodland trail!
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Nice!
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Jim Driggers, Greta Driggers, Cathy Martin, Vic Robson, Carole Wintle, Trushna Nadig, Stephen Gales, Joe Collins, Phil Brownrigg, Mike Bell and Bill Hunt.

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Chattooga River Trail Hwy 76 GA 11-24-15


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