Carters Lake Talking Rock Nature Trail

Chatsworth, Georgia 30705

Carters Lake Talking Rock Nature Trail

Carters Lake: Talking Rock Nature Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Talking Rock is one of the more satisfying hikes in the Carters Lake area for a few reasons. First, it gives you a good opportunity to hear songbirds and observe a wide range of wildlife, from wood ducks to deer. And though it covers a modest distance, the path takes you through a great mix of terrain from wetlands to ridges of pines and hardwoods.

This hike is particularly engaging because interpretive signs highlight various habitats and the types of animals that dwell there. For most of the hike you are enveloped by forest, but the trail reaches a high clearing with a good view of a reregulation reservoir, a pool where water is held until it is fed back into the main reservoir for energy production and recreation use, or simply released to flow downstream."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
325 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour
US Army Corps of Engineers, Carters Lake
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Oakman; a very basic map is available at
Local Maps