Watch WHY we're building this trail!

Unveiling the Vision: Connecting Rural Georgia One Mile at a Time with the Georgia Hi-Lo Trail

The term “trailblazer” is thrown around frequently these days, but when it comes to the Georgia Hi-Lo Trail, it’s more than fitting. If you haven’t heard about this transformative endeavor, then it’s high time you did. Imagine cycling, jogging, or simply walking along a 211-mile paved trail that stitches together eight diverse counties in Georgia, providing both locals and tourists with an unprecedented gateway to the state’s natural beauty, cultural history, and vibrant communities.

Light at the End of the Trail

After three years of fervent fundraising and tireless planning, the Georgia Hi-Lo Trail is entering the final stretch into the first round of funding. Funds raised this fall will enable the nonprofit PATH Foundation to chart the course of this ambitious project that cuts across Greene, Hancock, Washington, Johnson, Emanuel, Bulloch, Effingham, and Chatham Counties.

Our Vision, In Focus: Searching Hi & Lo

To shed light on the mission and the promise of the Georgia Hi-Lo Trail, we are thrilled to announce the release of a documentary short film titled “Searching Hi & Lo.” Produced by renowned filmmaker James Preston-White, the film captures not just the vision but also the emotion and energy propelling this initiative forward.

Mary Charles Howard, the Executive Director of Georgia Hi-Lo Trail Inc., couldn’t be happier with how the documentary turned out. “Communicating the full scope of the plan and all the benefits can be a challenge,” she notes. “Every time I watch the documentary, I can’t believe how far we have come. I am forever grateful for the support that has gotten us to this point.”

Gratitude in Every Step

None of this would have been possible without the outpouring of support from all corners. Special thanks go to The Chestnut Family Foundation and Philip Wu, who spearheads our Kids Bike League in partnership with the Brag Dream Team. Yet, it’s not just the giants who’ve moved this mountain; the invaluable contributions of people who donate their time, skills, and even small sums of money add up to make a monumental difference.

In the News

The excitement around the Georgia Hi-Lo Trail is palpable and the media is taking notice. The project was recently featured in a detailed article by The Atlanta Journal Constitution. If you’re curious to learn more, please take a moment to read the full article here.

What’s Next?

The course is set, the vision is clear, and we are more committed than ever to bring this dream to life. As we finalize the trail’s route, we look forward to more community collaborations, more milestones, and more stories of how the Georgia Hi-Lo Trail is changing the landscape—both literally and metaphorically—of rural Georgia.

So, whether you’re an avid cyclist, a nature lover, or someone who simply appreciates the transformative power of community initiatives, stay tuned. There’s much more to come, and we invite you to be part of this incredible journey. If you haven’t already, watch the Searching Hi & Lo documentary to fully grasp the grandeur of what we’re trying to achieve.

Here’s to connecting communities, fostering well being, and celebrating the rich tapestry that is Georgia—one mile at a time.


More Posts

Meet Mary Charles Howard

Learn more about our Georgia Hi-Lo Trail journey from the Georgia Hi-Lo Trial founder Mary Charles Howard in this interview with Voyage ATL.