Smithgall Woods State Park

WETLAND LOOP TRAIL

0.55 mile loop; 1.2 miles from Visitor Center.

This easy ½-mile loop trail passes a beaver pond and wetland area. A boardwalk and large deck provide a great spot for ?birding? on the pond. Waterfowl and frogs are residents that hikers may see or hear. Our brochure ?The Frogs of Smithgall Woods? makes it possible to identify frogs by their call.

Directions

Located on Hwy. 75-A, between Cleveland and Helen, 90-minutes from Atlanta. From I-85-North: I-85 North to I-985 North. Take exit 24 and turn left on US 129 N traveling west. At the 2nd traffic light (1-mile), turn right on 129-N to Cleveland. Remain on 129-N through Cleveland (DO NOT TURN TO GO TO HELEN). Continue north on 129-N 3.5-miles and turn right on Hwy. 75-A. Smithgall Woods is 5.6 miles on the right. The Visitor Center with the guest check-in is located 200 yards inside the entrance gate. From GA 400 North: Follow GA 400 to the end. At the traffic light, continue straight ahead on Long Branch Rd. 4.5 miles to the traffic light. Turn right on Hwy. 52/115 and follow to Cleveland (12.9 miles). Turn left at the traffic light on the Cleveland square onto Hwy. 129-N. At the next traffic light, go straight (DO NOT TURN TO GO TO HELEN). Continue north on 129-N 3.5-miles and turn right on Hwy. 75-A. Smithgall Woods is 5.6 miles on the right. The Visitor Center with the guest check-in is located 200 yards inside the entrance gate.