Explorer | 40 pts
Beautiful wildflower trail in the spring - literally hundreds of Piedmont and swamp azaleas in bloom. This trail had the largest number of native azaleas that I have ever seen in the wild, especially along the water's edge - be sure to go along the water as far as you can. Also various species of trillium, May apples, big leaf magnolias and more. The trail is not nearly as difficult as this guide makes it sound. What moderate difficulty there is comes from getting across rocks at an angle or climbing over fallen trees. A few, very brief steep climbs, but mostly the hike consists of walking along a steep shoreline. It's more about agility than strength. The wildflowers make this hike like none other in Atlanta in the spring.