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Black Rock Mountain State Park: James E. Edmonds Backcountry Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Sitting at an altitude of 3640 feet, Black Rock Mountain State Park is the highest state park in Georgia. And its premier path, the James E. Edmonds Backcountry Trail, provides awesome views of the Appalachian Mountains. The must-see spot along the trail is the summit of Lookoff Mountain (3162 feet) where you can gaze across the pastoral Wolffork Valley to ridges that run for dozens of miles. Suitable for a dayhike or an overnight backpacking trip, the trail not only has lofty views but also explores a rich forest that blossoms into a wildflower garden in spring, from bright orange flame azaleas to dwarf irises that form purple bouquets beside the path."
--Marcus Woolf, Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia (Wilderness Press).
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