Ocmulgee National Monument: Bartram, Opelofa, and River Walk Trails Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"In 1775, naturalist William Bartram passed through the Ocmulgee site en route to the Gulf Coast. According to monument literature, Bartram remarked that Ocmulgee displayed “the wonderful remains of the power and grandeur of the ancients in this part of America.” If he were to see Ocmulgee today, he would appreciate the protected remains of the Native American society as well as the quiet woods that house diverse wildlife.
The trail then leaves the trees and passes large oaks. This path swings by the banks of through a brick railroad tunnel that was con- Walnut Creek and turns northwest to meet
costructed soon after the Civil War. The trail the main trail. When you’ve completed the follows the park road until Waypoint 2, where loop, turn left to travel southwest."