Wednesday, May 18, 2005
I hike the Disney trail practically every day. It's great exercise and provides an excellent view from the Mill Creek side of the ridge. The hike up isn't too hard; just take your time and keep your mind on the sheer volume of calories you're burning. There is a nice lookout point near the grave, but I highly recommend going just a little further along the trail to an even better one. The trail can be hard to follow after the grave (the Boy Scouts who maintain it for their Eagle projects seem to forget that more trail exists), but it isn't too hard to keep plodding in the proper direction. This is a great hike. You wouldn't be wasting your time on it.
Saturday, May 7, 2005
I've hiked the trail about 5 times or more in the last 3 months. I hiked it today [May 7, 2005] which is an almost an anniversary date of the fighting that occured on the ridge. There is a lot of spring vegitation and some of the view are blocked a bit. Two of the best views are Disney's Rock located just before you get to the George Disney Gravesite and Buzzard's Roost which I believe is also known as Georgia's Gibralter. Those two sites have great views almost anytime, that are not encumbered. The official trail ends at the top of the ridge, but there is a more undefined trail that follows the top of the Ridge. That trail can be taken to the Mount Sinai Subdivision [which I have done]and I have been told to the North Ga Trade and Convention Center. It is an excellent hike, filled with great panoramic views and some history. There are a lot of rock fortifications built by Confederate engineers and soldiers along the ridge. I recommend the trail.
Sunday, April 17, 2005
It is physically challenging trail, (non-smokers only!) extremely steep for the most part and you have to constantly watch your feet to make sure of your footing. There is a sitting bench 1/2 way up that was MOST apprecaited. It is well marked except at the rocks (go straight over by the way). Good points: The view from the top is great. Bad points: You can hear the traffic from i-75 so it is not truly peaceful. Summary: If you need to get your heart rate up in a hurry, this straight-up-the-mountain trail will work.
Saturday, April 9, 2005
"most Challenging trail in northwest Georgia"!!?? Are you kidding? This trail is very short and eassy. It's a short up hill hike. Nice views from the top.
Thursday, September 30, 2004
I hiked this trail September 29,2004 with my best hiking buddy (my dog). The trail was well marked and kept up. If you are into hiking for your "legs&lungs" then this is an excellent day hike. The view up near the grave site is well worth your time.
Saturday, September 25, 2004
We hiked the Disney Trail today. Some of the trail is kind of grown up, but still in good shape. It is a very strenuous hike, but short. Nice views at the top. Congratulations to all the Scout Troops that maintain this trail.
Sunday, February 22, 2004
I have lived in the Dalton area for 6 years now and just heard about this trail. I parked behind the Church of the Nazarene but lost the trail about 1/4-1/2 mile in. Is there a map of this trail available anywhere. I had my 4-year old with me and did not want to do too much exploring. I looked for the white trail markings, but had no luck. Any advise would be appreciated.
Saturday, January 3, 2004
very steep but invigorating. wonderful view looking over mill creek valley from the top. very peaceful.
Sunday, November 2, 2003
Good short trail for those in the area or traveling on the interstate since it is right off the interstate. When you reach the top there is a decent little overlook and then over from that is the Disney Grave. But to reach the main overlook look for a faint blaze free trail going down the ridge from the grave which goes through some blowdowns and disappears in places, just follow the rock on the edge of the ridge to the overlook which is pretty nice and looks like a great place to see the sunset. Got a feeling that some folks make it to the top with out finding the main overlook which is just a short distance from the first overlook and the grave.
Monday, July 7, 2003
I hike this regularly, and I HAVE RE-MARKED THE TRAIL WITH WHITE BLAZES. Watch for the first left turn up some rock steps 1/4 mile in, and be aware of the blazes amidst the rock outcrops. A great 20-minute hike up and a good cardiovascular workout, finishing with a great view of the ridge and valley geology of NW Georgia. Disney's grave is to the left on a short sidetrail at the top...
Friday, July 4, 2003
Very difficult trail, would advise not to take kids and becareful coming back down. It takes a while to reach the top, but a very nice view of the Mill Creek Side and the George Disney grave...
Saturday, June 28, 2003
We just hiked the Disney Trail this afternoon, June 28, 2003. It is a strenuous hike! You go straight up the mountain! The trail, while fun, is poorly marked and we did not find the Disney Grave! We will definitely go back again. Would not suggest taking children on this hike!
Monday, April 21, 2003
I hiked the trail on 4/19/03. It is in excellent condition until you reach the first large rock outcrop, then is vague for a short distance before widening out again all the way to Disney's grave. If you plan on hooking up with the other trail further south, you will have to fight your way through some very dense undergrowth. I recommend driving around to Dug Gap and parking there to access the Pinhoti Trail, which is another excellent hiking trail.
Sunday, March 30, 2003
We found this trail to be pretty nice and also challenging. There are a few places at the top that need better marking.It took us about 20-25 minutes to get up, but a little longer on the trip down because of its' steepness. One of us fell on the way down and it wasn't Elizabeth! The view from the top was great and well worth seeing.
Monday, March 10, 2003
This trail is basically winding in and out at about a 40 to 60 degree angle until you reach the top. At the top there is a camping ground. There is also a grave of Private Disney and behind his grave there, is a path about a quarter of a mile long, which leads to an excellent view of rockyface.
Thursday, February 6, 2003
I hiked this trail on cool February Morning. The trail is marked very well towards the begining, but as you make your way up the trail markings start to dissapear. Perhaps the boy scout troop could do another project. What a hike up the mountain, but the reward at the top is worth the hike. Their are quite a few down trees at the boulder area. Stay to your right and work your way to the left, and you will start to see markings. The trail continues up a small incline. A clearing will be to your right (A great veiw of Lookout Mountain) and the grave memorial will be to your left. A very quick trail, but eventually this will connect with the Battle Park Site, if it already has not. I am not sure.
Tuesday, January 21, 2003
I hiked the trail today (1/21/03) and the trail is very well marked. Be sure to turn left at the 0.4 mile point. The trail heads straight to the top of the ridge. There is not a sign, but there are five sticks that run the width of the trail to mark the turn. Be ready for a climb!
Thursday, February 21, 2002
This is a great trail I use it frequently as a training trail. the elevation gain is significate (I think about 800 ft over a 1.2 mile section). The trail starts off on a logging road and continues for about .2 then there are some loggs over the trail and some stone steps to the left (you want to take the steps). The trail continues up the mountain and towards the top you have to sorta climb through a rock outcroping. Then you continue up the trail till you see the George Disney Grave. The trail continues up the ridge about .2 of a mile to a awsome overlook that I would suggest you take a look at. On a Clear day you can see lookout mountain TN which is about 40 miles away. With a moderate pace you can be at the summit in about 25 min. -Happy trails-
Monday, December 17, 2001raven
Climbed the trail on Saturday December 15, 2001. The view to the west was fantastic! Nice area for bouldering, rock climbing and hiking. Overall the trail is in good shape.
Tuesday, November 13, 2001
Needs better marking in some areas. nice view for minamal amount of effort
Trail Length:2.4 miles
Location: Whitfield County
|Type of trail:In and out|
Your rating:Hard (28)
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