Thursday, January 18, 2018
Lake Austell Trail
The Lake Austell Trail begins at the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is not -for us, anyway- within walking distance from the cabins. One striking thing about this state park is that walking trails are not generally within walking distance of the cabins. This is a problem for me that will keep me from going back to this park. I can't drive The Husband's car, and he does not hike, so that leaves me needing him to drive me to a trailhead and then pick me up afterwards in an area where cell phone coverage is spotty at best.
It is a pretty trail.
It's a fairly easy hike but has some steep sections and some sections with steep steps.
There was a bench:
but I'll admit a few more benches would've been welcome.
There's another entrance to this trail at a lovely picnic area overlooking lake and woodland. You can see a pavilion over this rise:
The Lake Austell Trail connects to the Military Road Trail, which will be a post for another day.