Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

Tugaloo State Park Trails - GA

January 10, 2017

Today's hike was on the trails at Tugaloo State Park in Franklin Co., GA.

HIKERS - John Anderson, Mike Bell, John Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Ray Clark, Pam Euliss, Bill Hunt, Whitney Hutchinson, Jack Jacobi, Deena Johns, Ronnie Johns, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Wayne Miller, Wanda Miller, Dave Norton, Mary Lu Norton, Terre Pratt, Tony Presley, Vic Robson and Linda Schultz.

TRAIL INFO. - Tugaloo State Park offers plenty of hiking opportunites with the Sassafras Circle Trail, Muscadine Trail, Crow Tree Nature Trail along with the park roads between campgrounds and picnic areas. Nice views of Lake Hartwell are found all along the trails. Lake Hartwell has an amazing 962 miles of shorline situated on the border of Georgia and South Carolina.

Distance hiked today - 4.2 miles - difficulty level - Mostly Easy .

Directions: Take I-85 exit #173 north on Georgia 17; follow park signs to Gerrard Road, turn right. Go 1.5 miles to Ga. Hwy. 328 and turn left. Proceed 3.3 miles to park; entrance on right.

Another great day for a hike! Partly Cloudy Temp: 32 to 40 degrees F.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Cardinal, Caroliina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pileated Woodpecker and Downy Woodpecker.

scroll down for photos and video from today.......


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Parking at the State Park Visitors Center.
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Trails map
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Lake Hartwell is extremely low due to a long summer drought. -11 feet
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23 Hikers today!
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Still a little snow left over from the weekend storm.
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Lots of trail markers along the way.
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We walk a loop through a campsite / recreation area.
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Here, the seawall is completely dry.
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Another great day for a hike!
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There were quite a few large trees down but none obstructed the trail.
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A nice woodland hike through tall hardwoods.
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Lots of nice lake views all along the trails.
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Our path today.
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r front)John Anderson, Bruce O'Connor, Deena Johns, Wanda Miller, Terre Pratt, Linda Schultz and Pam Euliss. (l-r back) Tony Presley, Jack Jacobi, Vic Robson, Phil Brownrigg, Jeanne O'Connor, Mary Lu Norton, Wayne Miller, John Bellamy, Ronnie Johns, Dave Norton, Bob Magee, Whitney Hutchinson, Bill Hunt, Mike Bell, Ray Clark and Dick Metzgar.

SEE VIDEO OF THE HIKE BELOW!

SEE MANY MORE GREAT PHOTOS FROM THE HIKE BELOW! -click photo


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