Blood Rock Ridge Loop Trail Hike
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Paces Mill Unit
4058 Whitewater Creek Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Description: Join National Park Service Naturalist, Jerry Hightower, for a fairly leisurely hike along the river, across scenic Rottenwood Creek, and through the forest around Blood Rock Ridge. This is a wonderful opportunity to view Great Blue Herons fishing, hear the call of the Belted Kingfisher, and see signs of wildlife, and a bit of geology.. Learn fascinating facts and a fable or two about the diverse and abundant wildlife. Enjoy great views of Long Island Shoals as you walk along the trails and learn the grim story of Lightening Rock. 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 front of the Paces Mill restroom building; 3445 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Facilities: Restrooms at parking area
Difficulty: Moderately easy with a 100 meter steep section and climb over uneven rocks at Lightening Rock. These walks are quite slow with numerous stops to discuss items of interest along the way. Note: This walk is not suitable for very young children.
Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. A hat, scarf, and gloves might be a good idea. Bring water and you might include snacks. You may wish to bring binoculars and a hand lens. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.
Limit: 30 persons