01 Nov Calhoun Falls State Park, Mariner Trail
TRAILHEADS: 34.10317, -82.62095 (campground), 34.10042, -82.61947 (park store)
0.25 mile linear, or 0.5 mile round-trip
Although the Mariners Nature Trail is a very short walk, it provides unique perspectives on Lake Russell and the forest sloping down to meet its waters. Now, the placid waters of the lake stretch nearly 27,000 acres across a once fertile valley. As the trail drops down the bluffs via a series of stairways to lake level, it affords scenic views across coves in the lake.