Vogel State Park Trails

Blairsville, Georgia

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One of the oldest state parks in Georgia, Vogel is also one of the most scenic. The park is situated on land donated to the state by the Vogel Tanning Company. Wolf Creek runs through the park and is impounded in the waters of Lake Trahlyta. The impoundment was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the mid-1930s. Park amenities include campgrounds, a playground, picnic areas, and rental cabins. There is also a minigolf course and paddleboats on the lake. A CCC museum is located on-site as well. The park’s four trails, along with nearby Sosebee Cove Trail, total more than 20 miles and cover a wide variety of conditions and habitats. Be aware that the Bear Hair and Coosa Backcountry Trails begin at a joint trailhead; both have green blazes. Also, these trails start in the state park, but they also run through lands in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Portions of both trails traverse the Blood Mountain Wilderness Area as well. The featured hike is on the Coosa Backcountry Trail.
Hiking Georgia: Atlanta

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Hiking Georgia: Atlanta

by Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs (Falcon Guides)

One of the oldest state parks in Georgia, Vogel is also one of the most scenic. The park is situated on land donated to the state by the Vogel Tanning Company. Wolf Creek runs through the park and is impounded in the waters of Lake Trahlyta. The impoundment was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the mid-1930s.

Park amenities include campgrounds, a playground, picnic areas, and rental cabins. There is also a minigolf course and paddleboats on the lake. A CCC museum is located on-site as well. The park’s four trails, along with nearby Sosebee Cove Trail, total more than 20 miles and cover a wide variety of conditions and habitats. Be aware that the Bear Hair and Coosa Backcountry Trails begin at a joint trailhead; both have green blazes. Also, these trails start in the state park, but they also run through lands in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Portions of both trails traverse the Blood Mountain Wilderness Area as well. The featured hike is on the Coosa Backcountry Trail.

© 2015 Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Blairsville
Distance: 13.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1-2 days
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Vogel State Park, 7485 Vogel State Park Rd., Blairsville 30512; (706) 7452628; www.gastateparks.org USDA Forest Service, Blue Ridge Ranger District, 2042 SR 515 West, Blairsville 30512; (706) 745-6928; www.fs.usda.gov/conf
Local Maps: USGS Coosa Bald and Neels Gap; page-size map of park available from the visitor center
Driving Directions: Directions to Vogel State Park Trails

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