Top 4 Trails at Vogel State Park

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Georgia's second oldest state park (only Indian Springs is older), Vogel State Park is located in the shadow of Blood Mountain and is in the heart of Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest. Created by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Vogel is perhaps the most enduring monument to Corps in the state. In a room in the main building is a small museum to the Corps, and each year the park holds a reunion for surviving CCC boys.

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The centerpiece of the park is 20-acre Lake Trahlyta, created when the Corps dammed Wolf Creek and named for a Cherokee maiden who is buried a few miles from the park at Stonepile Gap. At 2500 feet elevation the park maintains a cool evening temperature even in the dog days of summer, making this a great stop for camping, but beware. Vogel is particularly popular for hiking in north Georgia during the fall when the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into a rolling blanket of red, yellow and gold leaves.

Hikers can choose from a variety of trails, including the popular four-mile Bear Hair Gap loop, an easy one-mile lake loop, and the challenging 13-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail. The 20-acre lake is open to non-motorized boats. During the summer, visitors can cool off at the scenic lakeside beach.

Top 4 Vogel State Park Trails to Consider on Your Next Hike


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