More Trails in the Southeastern US

This page has links to more places I've hike in the southeast.  See my other pages for info on long distance trails (i.e. AT, Bartram, Benton Mackaye, Chattooga River Trail and the Foothills Trail).

Special places with wildflowers in the southeast

     Arabia Mountain- diamorpha in spring, daisies in autumn- Oct. 2013
     Foothills Trail- Oconee Bells
     Kimsey Creek Trail, North Carolina
     Pocket of Pigeon Mountain- March 2011, April 2012
     Station Cove Falls, South Carolina
     Yellow Branch Falls, South Carolina

Guidebook for hikes with wildflowers in the southeast:

Hugh and Carol Nourse's Favorite Wildflower Walks of Georgia.
          Describes WHEN to do the hikes, essential for planning trips to coincide with peak flowering seasons.  This book has wonderful color photos and flower descriptions.  Even though the walks in this book appear to be short, most can be extended to full day or overnight hikes.  There aren't as many trails covered, but every hike in this book is a winner.

L.L. Gaddy's A Naturalist's Guide to the Blue Ridge Front.
          Intended for naturalists and explorers, this book has geologic features and plant lists for the most botanically diverse areas in our region.  Lacks trail details, but highlights special (and obscure) areas not covered by other guides.
Hiking at the speed of botany at the Pocket.
Hiking in Georgia

     Black Rock Mountain State Park - hiking every trail in the park
     Brasstown Bald- Wagon Train, Arkaquah (2011, 2012), and Jacks Knob Trail (2013)
     Cohuttas-  Emery Creek Trail and Mountaintown Creek Trail
     FDR State Park- dayhikes and backpacking the Pine Mountain Trail
     George Smith State Park- canoeing and camping in the cypress swamp
     Lake Russell Recreation Area-  Ladyslipper Trail and Broad River Trail
     Stone Mountain- with thoughts on living in the south
     Tallulah Gorge State Park- Stoneplace Trail and Gorge Floor Trail

Guidebooks for Georgia:

Tim Homan's The Hiking Trails of North Georgia.
     Rich details, accurate, highlighting the natural features and plants of each hike.  Highly recommended!

Johnny Molloy's 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains.
    Also helpful for planning.
Guidebook in the side pocket of my pack for easy reference.
Other places in the southeast

      Joyce Kilmer
      Congaree National Park, South Carolina (Nov. 2013, Feb. 2014)
      Linville Gorge, North Carolina
      Section hiking the Pinhoti Trail in Alabama Part 1 and Part 2
      Pinhoti Trail dayhikes: Dugger Mountain Wilderness and Cheaha Wilderness,
      Savage Gulf, Tennessee
      Smoky Mountains- Gregory Bald, Hemphill Bald, Little Bottoms Trail
Halloween on Bob Stratton Bald in Joyce Kilmer.

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