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Vogel State Park Trails

Vogel State Park Trails

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There are three trailheads located along the roadway near the park’s campground just south of the lake and the park’s Visitor Center, in Vogel State Park.

Bear Hair Trail

Bear Hair Trail is located along the roadway in the park’s campgrounds just south of the lake and the park’s Visitor Center. The trail is a 3.6-mile orange blazed loop trail.

Trail Rating: moderate in difficulty

Byron Herbert Reece Nature Trail

One of three trailheads located along the roadway near the back of Vogel State Park’s camping area, just south of the lake and park’s Visitor Center. The trail is an easy 1-mile loop interpretive trail.

Trail Rating: strenuous in difficulty

Coosa Back Country Trail

One of three trailheads located along the roadway near the park’s campground just south of the lake and park’s Visitor Center, in Vogel State Park. The trail is a 12.5-mile loop marked with yellow blazes and signs. The trail is considered to be strenuous in difficulty The trail climbs up to Duncan Ridge, and Coosa Bald at 4,000-feet above sea level. The full-length hike along the trail is recommend for backpackers and overnight stays. A free permit is required and available at the park’s Visitor Center.

Trail Rating: strenuous in difficulty

Lake Trahlyta Trail

This trail at Vogel State Park begins at the parking area near the Visitor's Center and crosses upper Wolf Creek where it enters the lake. The trail then continues along the lake’s shoreline forming a loop. It is an easy low-impact path, great for casual strolls. At the far end of the lake hikers can access the Wolf Creek Falls Trail before following the trail around the lake. This short, side trail follows a descending path to Wolf Creek Falls wooden observation deck.

Trail Rating: easy in difficulty

Wolf Creek Falls Trail andamp; Overlook

Wolf Creek Falls Trail is located at the north end of Lake Trahlyta Trail in Vogel State Park. The trail is a short gradual descent to a wooden observation deck at the bottom of the falls, which literally touches into the bottom of the actual falls. Wolf Creek Falls are a 40-foot tall stepping stone waterfall just below Lake Trahlyta along Wolf Creek. The trail is only accessible via Vogel State Park.

Wolf Creek Falls can also be viewed from a vehicle pull-off area along the western edge of US/19/129, just a short distance north of Vogel State Park’s entrance. From this higher advantage point viewers can see the entire length of the falls in one view. This viewing point is a great late autumn photo opportunity after some of the leaves have fallen.

Trail Rating: easy to moderate in difficulty

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