Last summer on a road trip with my Dad we visited a little known place called Track Rock Gap Petroglyph Site in Blairsville, Georgia. These petrolgyphs, or rock carvings, were done over a thousand years ago and it is one of the most significant rock art sites in the southeastern United States.
Right off of Track Rock Gap Road there is a small parking area where you begin a short hike to the petroglyphs. Dad and I were so excited that we started down the first trail we saw which was to the left of a fence post where we parked the car. After hiking down a muddy trail that gradually seemed to narrow as we went, we started to wonder if we were heading the right way. We backtracked to the car and then noticed a VERY OBVIOUS set of stairs next to the main sign. Oops! We then followed that path to the petroglyphs.
Once you get to the end of the trail, the rock art was fenced off, but still visible. Most of the carvings are very faded due to erosion over the years, but there are lots of signs showing you where to look for some of the symbols.
This is a must visit if you are in the area visiting Brasstown Bald – the highest point of Georgia!
Happy Trails! 🙂