|Hike Name:||Hidden Pond (Songbird) Trail|
|Directions:||Follow GA 136 old Highway 411, then turn right and continue for 0.4 miles to turn right into the South Regulation Dam Park. The trail head is near the first parking place on the right.|
|Total Hike Distance:||1.10 miles|
|Hike Type:||Roundtrip, Loop Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||Old Highway 411|
|Trails Used:||Hidden Pond Trail|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||Lakes|
|Contact Information:||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P. O. Box 96
Oakman, GA 30732-0096
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads|
|Hike Summary:||Carters Lake is a reservoir in northwestern Georgia that is fed by the Coosawattee River - which was the inspiration for James Dickey's novel and subsequent film Deliverance. The US Army Corps of Engineers owns and manages the lake which was completed in 1977.
This short loop hike starts near the dam at Carter's Lake at the South Reregulation Park. The trail circles a beaver pond, and there are three bridges that vary between 20 - 210 feet in length. The hike also has a few wildlife-viewing platforms that look over the pond. You travel through a grassy and hardwood forest on this hike and it is suitable for all ages.