Reed Bingham State Park Trails

Adel, Georgia

Reed Bingham State Park Trails Professional Review and Guide

"Reed Bingham State Park is in South Georgia, about midway between the ocean and the Alabama line. The centerpiece of the 1,613-acres facility is the 375-acre impoundment on the Little River, which provides visitors with boating, swimming, and fishing oppo"

Reed Bingham State Park Trails Reviews

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All my previous experience on the AT has been from Virginia to Allentown PA. The springer mountain trail head into 20 miles is fabulous. Minimal rock, good canopy, nice climbs to get your heart pumping, wild life. Looking forward to spending several days on trail further in.
Gene35 wrote: I day hiked this entire trip. I would park my vehicle at my exit point each day and shuttle to starting point. This was the first time I have ever done this. In the past except for an occasional stay at a lodge , campground, etc. that just happen to be very close to the trail I have stayed on the trail day and night. I now think that day hiking or what some might call slack-packing is the way to go. It cost much more and requires more planing for lodging, shuttles, etc. but overall I was able to experience much more than just the trail. I hiked some days and I explored the countryside, small towns, and communities on other days. I had many very good experiences that I would have missed out on if I had been packing everything and staying on trail at night. The AT through Georgia is very well maintained and to me was a very good hike in the woods. I found the trail to be easy to moderate in difficulty. But one should not underestimate this section of trail for there are lots of mountains and some steep climbs. One not experienced in mountain hiking I'm sure would find Georgia to be more than they might have expected.
The AT in Ga. is very rugged and it is a place that this hiker holds very dear. I just returned from my second hike through this area and I found the difference between this hike and the previous one last Aug. were striking. In the summer the tree cover was so thick you rarely saw wonderful views, which made the clims of Blood Mtn. and Ravens' clffs that much more satisfying. Water is also an issue in the summer, while an early spring hike gives you an abundance of water. All in all, the AT in ga. is one of the most rewarding hikes in the eastern US.
My intention was to hike to Springer Mountain as a day hike, but the distance of 7.5 miles each way is impractical for one day. Not mentioned in the guide because it was probably not open then is the Len Foote Hike Inn. The Inn is a 5 mile hike from the parking area. After a pleasant overnight stay, Springer Mt. is 4.5 miles away with a reasonable return for another comfortable evening at the Inn.
This was a great place to go for spring break. Of course it was a little crowded with thru-hikers, but the weather was great (highs in the low to mid 60s and sunny). There were a couple of nights that dropped below freezing, and when we were hiking out on the last day there was a bit of rain. I suppose early March is a bit of a gamble as far as weather goes, but ours was a great experience. Don't expect to stay at trail shelters unless you want to be very crowded. The trail itself was just the right level of challenge for a group of 9 relatively fit college-aged students. We got in about 10 miles a day, depending on the terrain. I have hiked this section of trail once before and returned because it was one of my favorite hiking experiences. I highly recommend it.
Enjoyed the trail very much. Was surprised that I did not see more hiker on the trai.
This past weekend my son's boy scout troop went on a hike from Woody Gap to Neels Gap, with camping at the top of Blood Mtn. It was great, it was some of the boys first hike and they quickly learned what to bring and what not to bring on the next hike. There is not much water on this part of the trail, a couple of streams, so take plenty of water or purifying tabs. We didn't have a filter so we just used cloth to filter out the big particles, purified some and boiled some for food. One part before Bird Gap had a big fallen tree on the trail, we had to throw our packs over then climb over ourselves. The shelter at the top of Blood Mtn. was nice and some of the boys slept on the big rocks under the stars. We had a great time and can't wait to hike other parts of the Appalachian Trail. SJP Troop 509
Great parking outside of Helen, GA but the hike itself was just OK. It is worth the effort just to get to Tray Mtn.

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Jun 2018