McIntosh Reserve

Whitesburg, Georgia 30185

McIntosh Reserve

McIntosh Reserve Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This 527-acre Carroll County park was once the home of Creek chief William McIntosh. Son of a Scots immigrant and a Creek princess, McIntosh served under Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812.

In 1821 he brought together Creek and Cherokee leaders to establish a boundary between the two nations (they met at “Council Bluffs” along the trail by the Chattahoochee River). Four years later, McIntosh signed the Treaty of Indian Springs, ceding the final Creek lands in Georgia to the state. He was later assassinated here by treaty opponents."

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Best Hikes Atlanta (Falcon Guides)
Ren and Helen Davis
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"Few sites in the piedmont hills surrounding Atlanta surpass the scenic beauty and historical significance of the 527-acre McIntosh Reserve. The park was once the home of William McIntosh, a Creek chief and veteran of the War of 1812. In 1825 McIntosh was assassinated here by Creeks angered by his signing the Treaty of Indian Springs, ceding Creek lands in Georgia (his grave is across the road from the site of his home). In the early 1900s, Georgia Power purchased the land, planning to dam the Chattahoochee for hydroelectric power. The dam was never built, and in 1978 the company donated the property to Carroll County for a park." Read more
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Atlanta (Menasha Ridge Press)
Randy & Pam Golden
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"The trail explores the banks of the Chattahoochee River, then turns inland and climbs to check out the adjacent watershed." Read more

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Trail Information

Whitesburg
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.9
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Spring and fall
Season
USGS Whitesburg
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Dec 2018