The Chattooga River Trail- Highway 76 Bridge - Rabun Co. GA

December 16, 2014

TRAIL INFO. - This portion of the Chattooga River Trail starts at the trail parking facility on the SC side of the Highway 76 bridge. The trail starts down a staircase to the bridge sidewalk over the river to the start of the trail on the GA side. As you hike along the trail, it gradually veers away from the river for several miles before returning to the riverside. The trail is well maintained and includes rolling hills as well as flat portions.

TODAY'S HIKERS: Geri Barrios, Wayne Barrios, Karen Brown, Jan Burgess, Pam Euliss, Bill Hunt, Bob Magee, Jeanne O'Connor, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Carole Wintle and Jack Wintle.

Total hiking distance today - 10 miles with a mixture of rolling hills and flat sections. with Difficulty rating - Moderate.

DIRECTIONS: Take highway 76 east out of Clayton, GA and continue 7.2 miles to the Highway 76 Bridge at the river. Cross the bridge and park at the trail facility on the left.

Another great day for a hike! Clouds and fog early then fair with temperatures ranging from 45 to 55 F.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: None

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Dark-eyed Junco, Pileated Woodpecker, American Crow, Carolina Wren, Carolina Chickadee and Tufted Titmouse.


pic1
Trail parking lot on the SC side of Highway 76 Bridge.
pic2
Headed over the bridge to the start of the trail on the GA side.
pic3
The "Wild and Scenic" Chattooga River.
pic4
The trailhead for the Chattooga River Trail
pic5
Clearing the trail!
pic6
Another great day for a hike!
pic7
The trail crosses over several nice sized creeks with footbridges.
pic8
Our lunchtime destination!
pic9
Lunchtime at the Chattooga River!
pic10
Crystal clear water
pic11
Trail dog "Angus" playing fetch in the river!
pic12
Nice view down the Chattooga!
pic13
Fungus of the Week!
pic14
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Bill Hunt, Tony Presley, Jack Wintle, Carole Wintle, "Angus", Vicky Simpson, Karen Brown, Vic Robson, Jan Burgess, Geri Barrios, Wayne Barrios, Jeanne O'Connor, Pam Euliss and Bob Magee. .

SEE VIDEO OF THE HIKE BELOW!

SEE MANY MORE GREAT PHOTOS FROM THE HIKE BELOW!


back to Hike Reports        OR        back to Tony's Hiking Page.