Heralded as essentially the most troublesome and steep path in northwest Georgia, this quick path climbs as much as Rocky Face which is a mountain west of Dalton Georgia. The realm can be the location of the Battle of Rocky Face again in Might 8-10, 1864. The identify of this path pays tribute to a Accomplice Civil Warfare soldier of the 4th Kentucky Infantry. A historic marker of George Disney’s grave is positioned on US41 close to Mill Creek Hole at Georgia State Patrol headquarters. This is among the oldest trails in Georgia which has been used for greater than 80 years to entry the Rocky Face.
The path is a part of the Rocky Face Path System which can be an entry level to the north part of the mountain the place the Military of Tennessee held their protection throughout the Civil Warfare. The battle occurred in Dug Hole and Mill Creek Hole which went on for 2 days till William T. Sherman overtook Joseph E. Johnston’s battalion.
The lone grave was found in 1912 by the Dalton Boy Scouts who trekked the mountain that yr. Led by their scoutmaster, they made a undertaking of making a pathway to the location and restoring the lone grave. The Disney Path even existed 20 years previous to the Appalachian Path. The trailhead begins at a brief and steep climb that results in a historic stage street that stays near the mountain’s curve that reaches additional to Mill Creek Hole.
Alongside this hole, the path then begins one other sharp ascend, this time to the highest of Rocky Face Ridge the place George Disney’s lone grave is located close by. Anticipate the path to grow to be more difficult and demanding midway via it as the trail turns into steeper whereas making a collection of switchbacks. Proceed additional to the highest of the mountain till you attain the grave of George Disney. This in the end marks the point of interest of the Disney Path.
In your return, you might entry one other 6 miles of path blazes however the path additional has not but been totally developed in any respect. For the adventurous ones, you might take these trails that take you to the ridgetop on the Hardee Path that has its trailhead again at Dug Hole Park. To the proper of this trails, you’ll method the Palisades path the place you’ll be able to emerge to the spectacular views of the Ridge and Valley Part of northwest Georgia.