Vogel State Park Trails

Blairsville, Georgia 30514

Vogel State Park Trails

Vogel State Park Trails Professional Guide

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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."

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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 impoundme" Read more
Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia (Wilderness Press)
Marcus Woolf
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"The sign at the beginning of the Coosa Backcountry Trail warns that this 12.5mile loop is “More than a day’s hike.” I’ve done it in a day, and consider it a pretty good challenge, but it’s much easier on the body to approach this as an overnight excursion. Actually, one of the best aspects of Vogel State Park is that its Coosa Backcountry Trail is perfect for intermediate backpackers who are seeking a trail that is easy to access but still offers a challenge and access to remote backcountry. The trail begins off the side of a main park road, so it’s easy to reach, but it runs deep into the backcountry to escape the park crowds and offer plenty of solitude. The loop is difficult, with great gains in elevation, whether you hike it clockwise or counterclockwise." Read more

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9/6/2009
Falls had good water flow. Paved trail was an easy hike. Great place for a family. Busy on holiday weekend.
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6/8/2002
A great trail for the family, although the steeper parts of the paved grade made walking a challenge for older and younger walkers. The entire path followed a meandering waterway, beginning at the ranger station and trout pool. Beautiful falls at the top and great wildflower opportunity for photographers like us.The rangers were extremely friendly and helpful.
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Trail Information

Blairsville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
13.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
1-2 days
Duration
Year-round
Season
Swimming
Additional Use
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 Contacts
USGS Coosa Bald and Neels Gap; page-size map of park available from the visitor center
Local Maps

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Dec 2018