Eagles Rest Park
Eagles Rest Park
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mikki777
Woodstock, GA564 contributions
Nov 2020
We were enjoying a drive up the gorgeous Burnt Mountain area and happened to see the little brown sign with binoculars and hiking logo, and thought, why not try it? We didn't have time to hike as it was getting late but we made it to the top by car before it was too dark. They have a great picture spot at the top. Free parking. And it's well paved for most of it until you arrive near the lot. Not like some where it's hard to get to and you constantly have to move aside for another car. We had no trouble when it was time to pass people. The oranges were stunning for fall leaves in the whole area, including the drive.
Written November 9, 2020
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HarmSock
Woodstock, GA50 contributions
May 2021
Easy trail with fantastic mountain views and plenty of lookout decks. Only saw 2 people our entire visit, which was awesome. Hide-and-seek...find the fairy and gnomes house along the trail (I can't wait to go back and add to the collection).
Written May 10, 2021
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TERRY F
Naples, FL403 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We went to Eagle's Rest Park and to Amicalola Falls Park the same weekend. (They are about 10 miles apart.) Amicalola Falls is interesting in its own right, but I enjoyed myself more at Eagles Rest Park. There's no charge and you can drive clear to the top. (You can also hike to the top from either the Bent Tree or Big Canoe communities.) From the top of Mt. Oglethorpe you have fantastic views in all directions. (Much better views than from Amicalola Falls.) There are 4 viewing towers as well as an eagle sculpture that is being built. You are encouraged to add stones to the structure. There are also several hiking trails around the top of the mountain. There's a privy at the top, but no place to buy snacks or drinks. It's a great place to spend an hour or two. Mt Oglethorpe is at the end of Monument Road, off Highway 136 about 10 miles east of Highway 515. Check their website.
Written October 14, 2015
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Er26
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Sep 2020 • Couples
Don’t go here! It’s loaded with snakes. I think I was near a nest. I saw 2 on one trail and one on an overlook deck! Also it’s on a dead end with no rules or anyone to oversee what’s going on. It looks like a teenager hang out. Bad news
Written September 11, 2020
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lrduncan
Talking Rock, GA34 contributions
Nov 2017
Eagles Rest Park is easy to get to and a great place to take in mountain views. There are three hiking trails - one easy, one moderate, and one a bit strenuous. Easy to get to as well. Just take Monument Road (off of Hwy 136) all the way to the end and you are there.
Written November 8, 2017
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Lisajean143
Atlanta, Ga4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Road our motorcycles up here and the last 2 miles is gravel with pot holes not maintained. We had to turn around. Dead end road.
Written September 20, 2020
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amandagalfordiin
Atlanta, GA22 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
This trail is at the end of a very long road. It is privately held and maintained. I was the only person up there on the Saturday afternoon (late July) that I went. I chose the moderate hike and found it to be sufficiently challenging. The trail was well marked with color codes on the trees and tree trunks to guide the way on the ground. It was pretty well grown over, so remember to wear pants and lots of bug spray (brought back many ticks!). The privy was the only service there so bring your own provisions. Also, please be sure to follow the instructions to keep it composting properly and reduce the odor and the bugs. The views are stunning and having a chance to be there alone was magic. Be sure to look at the website for tons of research on the history there.
It is posted that the park will close sundown to sunrise so be mindful of the time.
Written August 2, 2018
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Andrew K
Port Orange, FL25 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
Viewing decks looking north, south, east and west.
On a clear day you can see the skyline of Atlanta and the lights of Chattanooga!
Written July 31, 2018
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Jessica N
Tuscaloosa, AL270 contributions
May 2018 • Family
We adventured to this park to see the amazing views. There are several observation platforms. They are well built and adequate seating at each one. There are wooden swings, tables and benches. There is even a privy/outhouse.

If you enjoy hiking there are several trails you can choose from. One leads you to an area that has Gnome & fairy homes :)

When visiting be aware that there is very little parking. There are FCC towers that have been fenced off & a building that hogs majority of the space. There is a small drive on each side of the FCC land that you can park along. No parking fee.

There is no vending or snack stands of any kind. Anything you need or want you'll want to make sure you bring with you.

There is no playground or open flat fields for play.

There is one observation area that is wheelchair accessible however the small gravel parking area leading to it could be difficult to maneuver through depending on the type of chair you have.

As an adult I find this place to be a little treasure that is serene and magical. We traveled with two teenagers and a 5 year old that didn't seem to enjoy it very much and we left an hour later. So depending on your kids interest may depend on if this location is good for them.

If you are a photographer (beginner or pro) this is a must see stop!!!!
Written May 27, 2018
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Mary B
Dunwoody7 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
We have walked up to Eagles Rest several times and it is always amazing. The observation decks make your views incredible. From the Western deck You can easily see down into Big Canoe and Lake Pettit or on the northern deck you can spot Amicalola Falls and the Amicalola Lodge. The southern deck gives you views of Downtown Atlanta. From each deck you can see multiple layers of mountains. Absolutely beautiful and well worth the hike up there from Big Canoe or the drive along the mountains to get to it.
Written March 1, 2016
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