Eagle's Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe
Monument Road ~ Jasper, GA 30143
Eagle's Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe
Daylight to Dusk
A public park with trails and observation decks on Mt. Oglethorpe, which was originally the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, but the trail had to be relocated to Springer Mountain.MAP
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Eagle’s Rest Hiking Trails
Access: Follow Rt. 136 to Burnt Mt. and turn south on Monument Road. Follow Monument Road to the very end (about 5 miles) and enter the Eagle’s Rest site. Drive up the hill to the parking location on the side road off of the main access road. The trails begin off of the parking area.
Eagle’s Rest Trail: This trail is relatively level with minor elevation changes. The trail circles Oglethorpe Mt. in a clockwise direction returning back to the parking area within ½ mile. Follow the white blazes.
Oglethorpe Mt. Trail: This trail is 1.7 miles long with a 500 foot elevation change down and back up. The trail is rated moderate to strenuous depending on your hiking skill level and should only be hiked by seasoned hikers accustomed to longer hikes. Follow the yellow blazes.
The Mt. Oglethorpe Trail begins at the same location as the Eagle’s Ridge Trail and follows that trail around the mountain to the east and then south for ¼ mile. On the south side of the mountain, the Oglethorpe Mt. Trail branches off to the south and heads down the mountain ridge before turning back to the west making the 500 foot elevation drop. In ½ mile, the trail will come to a short trail that leads to a picnic table and the double springs where the hiker can rest.
From the double springs, the trail continues to the west for 0.1 mile to reach the old CCC Road where the trail turns north (to the right) and follows the CCC Road for ½ mile to the next turn. Where the CCC Road makes a 90 degree turn, the trail will also turn back to the east and head up the mountain for a 1/3 mile to the trail starting point. Near the turn from the CCC Road is another picnic table for resting before completing the trail to the top of the mountain.
Hiking boots are recommended for the Oglethorpe Mt. Trail.
Seasonal wildflowers and native azaleas can be seen along the trails.
When you visit the site, if you can, bring a rock to place in the Eagle Sculpture being built on the southern end of the top of the mountain.
|NEWS & PRESS RELEASES|
September event - Mt. Oglethorpe has Gone to the Birds
UPDATE (7/11/17): Grassy Knob Vista Trail repairs have been made and trail is now open. Grassy Knob Vista Trail will be closed for one week as of...
Eagle’s Rest Park, Mt Oglethorpe, GA… WILDFLOWERS…the wildflowers that were donated and planted by the Wildflower Bunch of Big Canoe are now in ful...
Eagle’s Rest Park, Mt Oglethorpe, GA…The birds are also coming to the Spring Equinox event set for Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2pm. The Big Canoe Hik...
Christmastime on Mt. Oglethorpe on December 21st
A Gathering of Eagles...the public is invited to come to the mountain to witness the rededication ceremony for Eagle Scouts of all ages. The ...
On Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2pm, we’ll celebrate the Summer Solstice at Eagle’s Rest Park on Mt. Oglethorpe. We’re hoping the public will bring soup ...
Monday, June 20, 2016…the sound of drums will be coming from the top of Mt. Oglethorpe in Eagle’s Rest Park. Eagle's Rest Park will celebrate the S...
On Tuesday, December 22nd at 2pm, we'll celebrate the Winter Solstice at Eagle’s Rest Park on Mt. Oglethorpe. We’re hoping the public will bring soup...
We still have dreams... work to do... to make Eagle’s Rest Park the perfect place in the mountains of North Georgia to "get away from it all". We h...
On Wednesday, September 23rd at 2pm, we'll celebrate the Autumnal Equinox at Eagle's Rest Park on Mt. Oglethorpe. Come each and everyone to add your ...
Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Eagle's Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe
Mt. Oglethorpe, GA…The summer solstice will be celebrated on Sunday, June 21st starting at 2pm with bluegrass music by The 8th of January playing in E...
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