Ellicott Rock Wilderness Trail

Clayton, Georgia 30525

Ellicott Rock Wilderness Trail

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"On this hike you follow the Chattooga River from Burrells Ford Bridge to the North Carolina state line and Ellicott Rock. You are in sight of the river all the way as you walk through the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River corridor. For most of the"

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"Andrew Ellicott, a noted surveyor, was commissioned by Georgia to determine the boundary between the states. He completed his survey in 1811 by chiseling an inconspicuous mark on a rock on the east bank of the Chattooga River. This rock, at the 35th parallel, is found inside the Ellicott Rock Wilderness of the Sumter National Forest and is named Ellicott Rock after its founder. There are actually two rocks that mark the boundary between the states. Two years after Ellicott’s efforts, a commission was created to establish the border of North Carolina and South Carolina at the 35th parallel. This boundary mark was chiseled into a rock, known as Commissioners Rock, which often fools hikers into thinking it is actually Ellicott Rock."

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10/3/2009
This is a very scenic trail with lots of nice river views. The area is a bit overused but still nice with lots of excellent sites.
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9/26/2009
Celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 26th with free admission to Hard Labor State Park. You'll find many ways to show your support for Georgia State Parks' mission to preserve, protect, and provide access to public Green Space. You can either take advantage of volunteer opportunities that day such as trail inspection or litter pick-up, take advantage of a great day for a fall hike. Free admission day is 9/26/09.
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Trail Information

Clayton
Nearby City
7.1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
About 4 hours
Duration
Mar–Dec
Season
USGS Tamassee
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