Are you and your family trying to get out into nature more this fall but not sure where to start?
Georgia's Walker County Chamber of Commerce has made it easy and a little more fun to walk on some of the county's best trails through its #WalkerRocks selfie trail program.
The initiative launched in late July, featuring 10 designated trailheads. Each location is outfitted with one or more selfie stops, marked by a "Walker Rocks" boulder meant to encourage hikers to stop and take a selfie to share on social media, including the hashtag #WalkerRocks.
Ready to discover North Georgia's outdoor opportunities? Here are three family-friendly options along Walker County's selfie trail.
Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail
299 Pocket Road, Chickamauga, Georgia
This 0.9-mile out-and-back trail features nearly 50 types of wildflowers. Though flowers peak around March and April, some bloom throughout the year. This trail also includes a boardwalk and waterfall to enjoy during your hike. If your family is feeling more adventurous, you can peel off to the Pocket Loop trail, a 9-mile offshoot with several wildlife openings, camping spots and "High Point," the highest point on Pigeon Mountain. This beautiful lookout is best viewed in winter. However, please note, to be on this property, you will need to get a permit from Go Outdoors Georgia.
John Ross Commons (formerly known as Rossville Duck Pond).
200 E Lake Ave., Rossville, Georgia
Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828 to 1866 and founder of Chattanooga, John Ross lived in the home centered on this property in the 1830s. The city of Rossville's redevelopment workshop has transformed this space, which was previously in disrepair, into an urban green space for residents to enjoy. Along with the historic cabin, you and your family can enjoy duck watching, a walking track, fishing opportunities and special events scheduled throughout the year.
Rock City Gardens
1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Atop Lookout Mountain, you can find some of the most stunning views in the area at Rock City Gardens. Boasting 4,100 feet of trails, the site offers geological and botanical wonders. This location of the #WalkerRocks selfie trail has two selfie stops -- one at the iconic "seven states" lookout spot, and another at the "See Rock City" barn. This site is great for all ages.
Walker County plans to continue adding new "selfie stops" along its county-wide trail. Two of the most recent destinations include McLemore trailhead and the Chickamauga Battlefield Connector Trail on the Walker County side. For the full list of places to explore, please visit walkerrocks.com/selfie.