Firefly Trail

Firefly Trail: The Inspiration

The northernmost connection of the Georgia Hi-Lo Trail, which expands the Trail’s reach north to Athens, is the Firefly Trail.

Georgia Hi-Lo Trail is a separate organization from Firefly Trail, Inc. Georgia Hi-Lo was inspired by the Firefly Trail and is being cheered on by the Firefly Trail team.

The Firefly Trail is a planned 39-mile rail-trail from Athens to Union Point in Northeast Georgia, connecting Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe, and Greene Counties. The historic rail line, known as the Athens Branch of the Georgia Railroad, branched off the still-active Augusta-to-Atlanta line in Union Point and passed through the towns of Woodville, Maxeys, Stephens, Crawford, Arnoldsville and Winterville on its way to Athens.