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Vogel State Park: Bear Hair Gap Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The Bear Hair Gap Trail is the perfect length for a day trip; plus, it’s only moderately difficult, so it should suit most hikers visiting the park. The trail alternates between rocky paths and old roadbeds as it climbs a creek ravine adorned with poplars, hemlocks, and mountain laurel. A winding climb brings you to the top of a hill, the most notable spot on the trail, where a wide opening in the trees perfectly frames Lake Trahlyta to the northeast. The lake is named for the Cherokee princess Trahlyta, who is reportedly buried north of Dahlonega in a grave marked by a pile of stones at the junction of GA Highway 60 and U.S. Highway 19. After visiting the overlook, you drop gradually to the junction with the Coosa Backcountry Trail and take that path back to the park trailhead."
--Marcus Woolf, Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia (Wilderness Press).
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