The Laurel Ridge Trail is a short, four or so mile loop trail in Buford, Georgia that winds around the area close to the Buford Dam on Lake Sidney Lanier. The trail is a moderately strenuous path which features fantastic views of the lake, plenty of interesting footpaths and a variety of scenic forest surroundings.
My daughter, a friend and I completed the loop in about two and a half hours with a short break midway through to enjoy lunch under one of the many covered pavilions. Facilities included bathrooms, picnic tables, plenty of benches and a handful of water fountains along the way.
While not your typical mountainous trail, the walk here was pleasant, and I'd recommend it to anyone in the area looking for an afternoon in the woods.
I wouldnt consider this a hike, however that is subjective depending on your fitness level. It was very scenic and beautiful. However we did get lost off the trails, (of course not the trails fault) and we ended up on Bowman Trail. Both trails were very nice and clean. Trafficking is pretty slim, at least on the day we went. All in all, it was real nice!