There are several trails to choose from and some are easy strolls while others are backcountry hikes. The trails are well marked and easy to follow. It all depends on how much time you have and how far you want to go. For those with limited time or who just want to take it easy, take the lake trail to the falls. It starts near the footbridge at the...more
I visited this park on a whim. Driving back from Brasstown Bald, I saw the signs for the turnoff and decided to go explore. When I reached the entrance, the ranger asked if I wanted some suggestions about places to visit within the park. Since I knew nothing about it, I was eager for some ideas. The ranger told me about the falls. It was a good...more
This is a very easy trail that loops around the lake and under the scores of trees that flank its shoreline. The lake is a popular place and this trail is not the place to go for solitude. There are picnic tables near the visitor's center and benches set up along the way. Many people come here to fish, swim or rent paddle boats too. e trail...more
The park is approximately two hours North of Atlanta. The roads are hilly and curvy when you reach the mountains.
We learned not to go hiking in the woods at dusk! We went out one evening, but as soon as we got into the woods, we decided it was too dark and turned back. Well, we heard the next day that some people had gone hiking right after us and met up with a black bear! YIKES!
The Appalacian Trail crosses through the park at Blood Mountain. The trail begins at Springer Mountain in Amicalola Falls State Park and continues through 14 states to its terminus in Maine. Only the dedicated find time to do the entire thing, but, if you want to hike a portion of the trail, albeit not the most scenic of it, you can do so in Vogel...more
Vogel State Park lies at the base of Blood Mountain. Just slightly smaller than Georgia's highest peak, the summit of Blood Mountain can be reached via a 6 mile steep trail which begins near the parking lot. I wouldn't attempt this one on a steamy and humid summer afternoon, but its supposed to be a good dayhike. I've seen photos from the top and...more
Creeking! They have some of the best creeks. Get in your bad shoes and even worse clothes and get in! I have so many! I've been going here every year since I was a baby. My fathers family started going when he was a child so I have so many memories of Vogel. I miss the smell when I leave. I always will smell something and say "It smells like Vogel...more