On Saturday the Garland volunteers did a great amount of work on the Dapple Trail. The workers fixed the uphill berm, raked leaves, cut roots and debermed parts of the lower side of the trail. We have caught up to where the county had left off with the trail machine. Betty Maxwell provided the workers [...]
Garland Mountain Trail Development
The Garland Mountain Trail Project, 13 miles of public horse and hiker trails, is the first of its kind in Cherokee County. The Garland Mountain Green Space was purchased in late 2005 by Cherokee County through Green Space SPLOST Funds (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax–a one-cent sales tax which funds a diverse list community projects.) The County has approved $50,000 of its green space funds for the project and has applied for a $75,000 grant from the Georgia DNR Recreational Trails Program for the construction of the ADA compliant trailhead parking area, restrooms, signage and the purchase of trail building equipment.
Cherokee County Green Space property can only be used for passive recreation such as trails for hiking, horse back riding, biking, and picnicing. No motorized vehicles, or ball fields are allowed. Green Space property is investment in our preservation of nature because it can never be developed for commercial or residential use.