I have been meaning to post about our latest hiking trip for awhile now. But life has been a little hectic. A few weeks ago we visited Fort Mountain State Park. This park is located in north Georgia in Chatsworth, Georgia. It is a 2 hour drive from where we live. There is a $5 parking fee. Which isn’t too bad. Trust me with the views it is well worth it.
We hiked three trails. Big Rock Nature Trail, Gahuti Trails and Cool Springs Overlook, and West Overlook Trail. Big Rock Nature Trail and the West Overlook trail takes about an hour to hike. Gahuti Trails and Cool Springs Overlook takes 5 hours which explains why we only went part way. We drove the rest of the way once we realized how long it would take. The Big Rock Nature Trail leads to a beautiful small waterfall. The West Overlook Trail leads to a overlook and a tower. We were going to go to the tower but decided against once we reached the top. We were all tired. This place has some amazing views. It also has some great places to take pictures. It is so peaceful. That’s one of the reasons why I love hiking it’s so peaceful.
Like all our hiking adventures I thoroughly enjoyed this outing. It was really fun. I don’t think I will ever get enough of doing this.
Tyese Knighten says
Looks like you guys had fun. Hiking is not only great exercise but a great way to get the kids outdoors, and I like it because I can clear my mind during the hike. Love your pictures, btw
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Thank you! I agree great exercise. Two years ago I was struggling to climb a mountain. Now I still struggle but it is getting easier and easier with every hike.
Now that my kids are getting older we are able to enjoy more outdoorsy adventures and we love discovering state parks. The views you shared look absolutely breathtaking!
Thank you so much! I hope your kids love it.
Beautiful View! I haven’t been hiking in so long! I may need to add that to our calendar to do one weekend.
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I hope you go I would love to see your adventures.
Fun times! I love hiking
I do too. I love running into people who love it as much as I do.
Tia | Pennies In My Pocket says
I am not much of an outdoorsy person but this looks like an experience I could enjoy. One of my friends just invited us to a hiking adventure for her birthday. Since we live in Florida is was more like a walking adventure.
I hope you enjoyed it. I looked hiking in Florida. Doesn’t seem like there is much there. However I bet there are beautiful places to walk.
The scenery is beautiful I am a huge lover of nature this would be a sanctuary for me to relax and rejuvenate.
It is so relaxing. I really enjoy just getting out and looking at nature.
Love the scenes. You go girl. I refuse to climb any mountain but I love walking so I can definitely hike with my kids.
Yeah I think your little ones will love it.
I love the nature photos. I dont hike at all but this is great for people who are into stuff like ths.
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Yes it is really fun.
The images are incredible and give me some mountain wanderlust.
Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. It is so amazing!
What a gorgeous view. I’m looking forward to taking some hiking trips this fall as the leaves begin to change colors.
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When you do I would love to see your pictures.
Tiffany H. says
I’m not a big hiker but last year, I was proud of myself because I did several hikes, one which ended with a waterfall and the other one, not a so good experience but I was proud of myself that I finished.
I wasn’t a big hiker at first either but I have grown to love and enjoy it. WHere did you go hiking at? I hope your not so good experience doesn’t stop you from doing more hikes.
My oldest recently discovered our local state parks and has been hiking a few times now. He is begging me to join him on his next trip and I think I may take him up on the offer. It loos so peaceful and fun!
I highly recommend you go. You’ll be surprised at how relaxing it is.
Mimi Green says
I also enjoy hiking, I’ve never hiked for a really long time. I wish we had more trail options in our area. The view is always the money shot.
Hiking is something that I really love doing with my family. It is so cool.