The distance to the park from the Atlanta/College Park area seemed very far, so we were very sleepy when we arrived to the park,but after designating the trail we were going to hike, we were excited! Our group hiked along the trail parallel to the river. The trail was relatively easy other than 3 areas where hikers had to be a little careful. One person in our group slipped in a muddy area. We hiked 2 miles out and then turned around for a total of 4 miles. Hikers can proceed forward past the 2 mile marker, but proceed with caution! One person did go past the 2 mile marker to explore the unknown. The watch tower was a cool place to rest and relax while looking over at the river. We did see some wildlife on the other side of the river. We took pictures, enjoyed the scenery and our lunch as we sat at the picnic tables after our hike. The next time I visit this park, I would like to hike one of the other trails.