Bear Hair Trail (Georgia)

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Bear Hair Trail is located in the back campground area at Vogel State Park. A State Park that has a wide variety of outdoor activities such as Hiking. There are 17 miles of trails in Vogel State Park
Trail length: 4 miles
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  • Posted by Melissa Peacock on November 8, 2012


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    Reviews of Bear Hair Trail (Georgia)

    Reviewed by Colfax on March 27, 2013

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    This is one of the better trails I've done here in Georgia. While admittedly, I haven't gone on more than a dozen hikes since arriving a few months ago, this trail seemed to couple many of the things I look for in a hike. The primary one being elevation! The stated elevation from the parking lot to the top was about 800 feet, but it felt a little bit more than that to me - and especially to my wife!

    The parking lot sits next to a lake - with a 1 mile loop around it. It served as a good warm up before hitting the elevation. The first half mile is walking through the campsite which looks like a terrific place to bring the kids and make a weekend out of it. Paddle boats adorn the lake. There is a great playground and we even saw a basic, but well maintained mini-golf spot right on site. Despite it being winter and relatively cold (and wet), there were a lot of people out and about and evidence of many campers in both the cabins and in tents.

    Like most trails here in GA, this one was well marked and maintained with bright green rectangles on trees every 300 yards or so. (see pictures). The footing got tricky at times for inexperienced hikers or the very young or elderly as there were several times we had to cross streams on slippery rocks. For what it's worth, there was a female college student that we met at the top who did the hike in flip flops, so footing is probably hardly worth mentioning. For the most part, the trail winds along the stream the entire time. There are a couple of small waterfalls (1-2'), but nothing much worth noting.

    Unfortunately, on the day we arrived to the top, the canyon below was covered in fog. We took a picture anyway and you can see the lake a little bit.

    It's been a few weeks since we did the hike, so I have surely forgotten some of the things I would normally include in a review. Regardless, I'll be hitting this trail again. Yay for elevation!! I'll upload 3-4 pictures.
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    Reviewed by Melissa Peacock on November 8, 2012

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    I hiked this at the end of the day and I must admit it was difficult for me. I wanted to get to the overlook trail to photograph Lake Trahlyta. It stated a 3 mile loop however I am sure it was much longer then that. It took several hours and was rocky and steep so you had to be careful especially with the leaves that you could slide on. Lots of little bridges and stairs throughout the hike. I was disappointed at the overlook although I did get a stunning shot I expected an observation deck like all of the other Georgia State Parks offer. As you get to the end of the hike you will be passing the remote camping sites.
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    Bear Hair Trail (Georgia) 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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