Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park | HIKING TO THE MOUNDS

Hiking route to all Ocmulgee mounds and historic sites

Hiking route to all Ocmulgee mounds and historic sites (click to enlarge)

Length: 5.8 miles
Time: 3 hours, including thorough visits of the points of interest
Difficulty: Mostly easily with a few steep hills

The only way to see all points of interest at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is on foot. Trails crisscross the park, though not all lead to something interesting (and most are not known by a particular name). I hiked every trail in the park and have come up with a route that will take you to all the sites and avoid trails that add nothing to the Ocmulgee Mounds experience. All trails in the park are mainly flat and easy with a minor hill here and there. There are steps to climb if you want to get to the top of Great Temple Mound.

Although visiting the historical sites is a self-guided experience, there are information panels at each stop that give a brief history of the site. At some stops, you can utilize a cell phone audio tour to get additional information. Dial a phone number and press your stop number to listen to a narrative about the site. Signs are posted wherever the tour is available.

Sign for the cell phone audio tour of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Sign for the audio tour of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

You can jump to any section of the hike by clicking the following links. At the bottom of each page is a navigational menu that takes you to the next and previous stop, as well as back to this page.

Stop 1: Dunlap Mound and Civil War Earthworks

Stop 2: McDougal Mound

Stop 3: Halstead Factory Site and Mound X

Stop 4: Earthlodge, Cornfield Mound, and Prehistoric Trenches

Stop 5: Trading Post Site

Stop 6: Funeral Mound

Stop 7: Great Temple Mound and Lesser Temple Mound

Stop 8: River Trail

Stop 9: Southeast Mound


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Last updated on May 3, 2022
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