Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

The Unicoi-Helen Trail, GA from Helen City Park to Unicoi Lodge.

October 3, 2017

Today's hike was at Unicoi State Park near Helen, GA. Starting at City Park in Helen hiking to the Lodge at Unicoi State Park.

HIKERS - John Anderson, Mike Bell, Phil Brownrigg, Joe Collins, Renee Corbett, Tim Hale, Jenna Hensley, Bob Magee, Sandy Robson, Vic Robson, .

TRAIL INFORMATION - The trails at Unicoi are in excellent condition with good signage along the way. Much of the trail follows along beautiful Smith Creek with several nice footbridges along the trail. The difficulty rating is moderate with some hills but not extreme. Total hike today 6.9 miles.

Directions: Just north of downtown Helen, GA City Park is on the right. Instead of starting at City Park, you can also choose to start at the Lodge at Unicoi State Park. Another great day for a hike! Partly Cloudy and cool with temperatures ranging in the low to mid 60's F.

WILDFLOWERS: Blue Lobelia, Green-headed Coneflower, Goldenrod, White and Blue Asters, White Snakeroot, Spotted Jewelweed.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pilieated Woodpecker, Mallard Duck, White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay.

OTHER FAUNA: White-tailed Deer, Grey Squirrel

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The start of today's hike at Helen City Park.
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The trail is very well marked.
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Much of the trail is alongside Smith Creek..
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Another marvel of nature!
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Nice signage all along the trail.
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Beautiful Smith Creek
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Another great day for a hike!
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Green-headed Coneflower..
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Mushroom of the week!
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At Unicoi Lodge, we see some folks ziplining.
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Lots of activities available at Unicoi State Park!
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Having fun with an old hollow tree! Old folks having fun...
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More fun...
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Our GPS track today
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Today's elevation profile
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The OFHC gang for today's hike (l-r ) Sandy Robson, John Anderson, Bob Magee, Vic Robson, Tim Hale, Renee Corbett , Joe Collins, Mike Bell, Jenna Hensley, Phil Brownrigg.

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