There is a new parking area and access to the SCCi’s Fox Mtn. Preserve in Rising Fawn, Georgia, home to Rusty’s, Byers, Cemetery Pit, and other caves. We no longer have permission to park on the Rising Fawn Market (formerly Sue’s Market) property.
The SCCi has a new parking area and access for the Preserve. To get there, go 200 feet past the Market on Highway 11 South. Turn right into a clearing and go straight to a new gravel road. Please don’t go towards the trailer. Follow the gravel road to the parking area. The new trail is up the cleared hill and access es the old trail from the Market about 20′ from the fence ladder.
GPS co-ordinates: turn-off from Hwy 11 is N 34 44′ 56.2/W 085 32′ 11.2″ The actual parking area is N 34 44′ 58.9″/W 085 32′ 14.5″.
Also, anyone planning to visit the preserve should be advised that the south end of the preserve was drastically impacted by the tornadoes in April of this year. The main road up the mountain was partially obliterated and finding Rusty’s and Byers is difficult, even if you know the way. We have begun the arduous task of clearing the trails, but it will be a while (maybe years) before they are totally clear all the way to Byers. We will be organizing a trail-clearing day in November and will be asking for volunteers.
If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Wallace, Marty Abercrombie, or Brian Killingbeck. The trails to Cemetery Pit and the north end of the preserve are mostly clear.
Fox Mt. Preserve Management Team