ForestWatch Guided Hike

Helen, GA






2:00pm - 4:00pm


Smithgall Woods State Park
61 Tsalaki Trail
Helen, GA 30545
(GPS is not accurate for this address - call for directions)


$5 parking pass per vehicle or a Friends Annual Pass


Come join ForestWatch and Smithgall Woods for a guided hike. Forest ecologist Jess Riddle and Professor Tom Hennigan will guide you through the Laurel Ridge Trail. This 2.0 mile hike will climb in elevation and follow a ridge line. Along the way we’ll take time to look at plants and other forest dwellers and discuss the importance of forests to north Georgia. $5 parking. All ages welcome. No pets. Please call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 or visit our website:

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