Probably our most challenging trail is called the Deadening Trail. The trailhead is located inside the Harbor subdivision 2 miles off Highway 50 in the Union community.
“The Deadening” Alpine Trail is a 4.2 mile loop trail that is more challenging than the other trails created by CRATA, but also more rewarding. The cliffs of the Tallapoosa River, the Needles Eye, and Jasmine Bluff are just a few of the unusual and unique rock formations that await the hiker. Spectacular vistas of Lake Martin, thickets of mountain laurel and rhododendron will delight the hiker.
WARNING: We do not recommend children under 12 years of age hike this trail. We also recommend that children ages 12 to 14 years have strict adult supervision. There are cliffs and bluffs without safety barriers within 10 to 20 feet of the trail. A fall from these heights could result in critical injury or death. The trail is relatively safe as long as you stay on marked trail, but hiking by its very nature carries a certain amount of risk. The land owner or trail association is not responsible for any injury, accident, or adverse health event while on these premises or as a result thereof. Hike safely.
NOTICE: Stay on marked trails; any pets must be on leash at all times. No motorized vehicles, bicycles, horses or other pack animals allowed on trail. No alcohol, drugs, firearms, open fires, camping, rock climbing or repelling allowed.
Please do not litter, deface trees or disturb plants, rocks or wildlife.
The website "Hiking Project" has a good description of this trail however the trailhead entrance mentioned is the old location (see above). Visit their website here.