Nestled in the rolling hills of Georgias upper piedmont, this is one of northern Georgias best kept secrets. A beautiful stream flows through the park, providing the perfect setting for an after-picnic stroll. Hikers can follow either the short nature trail or the longer perimeter trail that winds through hardwoods and crosses creeks. Animal lovers should keep an eye out for wildlife while passing food plots along the perimeter trail. Two ponds are open for public fishing (license required). Golfers will enjoy Highland Walk Golf Course with clubhouse, golf pro and junior/senior discounts.
We drove around the park looking for signs to the trailheads but could not find any. We parked in front of an unmarked path and just started walking. After walking for about a quarter mile we came upon a pond at the end of which we discovered the trailhead to the orange path. We followed these orange paint markings on the trees the whole way through and ended up completing just under 3 miles.
The trails were not clearly marked causing us to actually loop one trail twice. It is listed as easy but some areas have intense inclines. Total hike if all trails are walked (and one twice) was 10 miles. It was beautiful and a great work out.
I love the trails in this park because you can do a shorter run, about 3 miles (says it's 4.1, but my iPod pedometer says almost 3), or literally hike/run for a couple of hours. If you take the Broad River Loop Trail, it adds another 3.5 miles, with the terrain being pretty intense at times. The trails are usually pretty clear (except after a bad storm, because a few tree limbs may fall on the path), so you don't have to worry about pulling a muscle by slipping on pine straw or tripping on a tree root. The canopy created by the trees can somewhat seal in the humidity and cause a nice "hot and steamy" experience, so bring water! :) The bugs can get a bit hungry and aggressive, so I had to break down and use bug spray eventually. It's quiet, the views are nice, and there are rarely more than a couple of others on the trails--if any. The park staff are very nice and helpful, with maps upon request.
The trails are marked with different markings on the trees (purple, orange, yellow, red). If you view the attached link, it provides more information about Victoria Bryant Park, has beautiful pictures, directions, and a map of the trails. I wouldn't say the map of the trails is "dead on" accurate, but it's close.
Joe A. on Victoria Bryant State Park Trails
Without a doubt; VBP is one of the most secret treasures in Georgia. The park is very clean, the trail is great and the rangers there are wonderful to talk with.
There are three main trails, orange, red, and purple. The Orange trail starts at the gate near the fish lake and heads North West 1 mile towards a V intersection. At this intersection you can turn left for the red trail that will lead you 4.1 miles around the perimeter of the park. Turn right for the 3.5 purple trail which will lead you across a main street and skirt the golf course. You will see the beaver pond which is really awesome to view. As you continue north you will hit the loop of the park. You can go either right or left as you will end up exactly where you entered into the loop. Overall you can take both trails for 8.6 miles of hiking or do the loop for 5.5 miles or the red trail for 5.1 miles. Overall; it was a great time and wonderful adventure in the early morning hours.