Nature Trails & Gardens

Escape into the very heart of nature – the vast network of Pine Mountain, GA, hiking trails at Callaway Resort & Gardens offer a variety of foot trails designed to connect you to the natural world. Our trails offer a wide array of options for everyone from casual walkers to serious hikers, all affording an up-close view of Mother Nature at her most spectacular.

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Open Daily, 9 a.m to Dusk  – (Seasonal closing at 4:30 p.m. during Fantasy In Lights)

Azalea Trail: This 1.6-mile path weaves through the Overlook Azalea Garden, a natural amphitheater whose namesake blooms explode with Spring color, and companion plantings offer additional color and texture throughout the year. 


Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl: A network of wide, paved paths that criss-cross the 40-acre hillside garden, showcasing more than 3,000 hybrid azaleas in Spring. An additional 2,000 trees and shrubs provide an array of foliage and blooms throughout the year, making the Azalea Bowl ideal for a leisurely stroll in any season.


Holly Trail and Thornhill Hydrangea Garden: Located in Meadowlark Garden, the Holly Trail boasts one of the country’s largest displays of Asian and American holly collections and a picturesque gazebo along its .8-mile length. Nearby, the Thornhill Hydrangea Garden and large picnic area offer a serene environment for quiet reflection.


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail: Trailhead located adjacent to Pioneer Log Cabin. This.6-mile Wildflower Trail, features many native plants of Georgia including many uncommon species. This shaded trail offers a gazebo, waterfall, small ponds, babbling stream, and a picturesque bridge overlooking Mountain Creek Lake.


Mountain Creek Trail: This woodland path rambles 1.5 miles along the water’s edge, offering a glimpse at the diverse flora and wildlife, including turtles, fish, ducks, herons, and other aquatic residents. Two gazebos provide delightful spots to sit and enjoy the surroundings.


Rhododendron Trail: This .6-mile route near the Day Butterfly Center highlights evergreen rhododendrons near the Southern limits of their range. A secluded sitting area offers an opportunity to observe waterfowl on Hummingbird Lake.


Whippoorwill Lake Trail: Near the Overlook Azalea Garden, the .5-mile Whippoorwill Lake Trail hugs the water’s edge on one side and a woodland habitat on the other. Look for wood ducks nesting near the bridge.

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