NUTTING ROCK LOOP TRAIL HIKE
Sunday, December 17, 2023
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Jones Bridge Unit- Nutting Rock Loop Trail
Description: Join National Park Service Naturalist Jerry Hightower for a wonderful winter walk on the Nutting Rock Loop Trail through an oak/hickory forest as we cross over a small ridge and stroll along the floodplain to the northern most boundary of the unit. This is an excellent area for viewing wildlife. We will meander back along the river with the scenic shoals and rock formations, which include Native American nutting stones. Along the edge of the river, you will see old water oaks, river birch, and sycamores. We will discover plants used by the indigenous people and early settlers for food, medicine, and dye. We might catch a glimpse of an Osprey or a Great Blue Heron. Along the trail we will look for wildlife signs and, with the leaves mostly gone, we will be able to better appreciate the topography of this area of the river corridor; so please join us.
Location: We will meet in the Jones Bridge parking area at the bulletin board.
9101 Barnwell Road Johns Creek, Georgia 30022. Directions: www.nps.gov/chat
Facilities: Restrooms are located next to parking area.
Difficulty: This hike is leisurely. Note: This walk is not suitable for very young children.
Bring: Remember to dress for the weather and wear very comfortable hiking shoes. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and your activity level. A hat, scarf, and gloves might be a good idea. You may wish to bring water, binoculars, hand lens, notebook, and camera. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is required.
Limit: 30 persons