The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

MODERATE 16 reviews

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Athens, GA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

2.8 miles 307 feet Loop

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

wildlife

no dogs

4 days ago

nature trips
27 days ago

Beautiful gardens. Love their plants.

trail running
1 month ago

This trail was great for trail running. There were hardly any rocks or stumps to trip over and there were only slight elevation changes. The trail was pretty much shaded for the most part. It was very scenic with some wooden bridges crossing over small streams. Also, some of the trail follows right along the Middle Oconee River. We went on a chilly Saturday morning, it was about 50 degrees. There were not too many people out so it was the perfect blend of feeling isolated without complete isolation.

trail running
2 months ago

Most of the trail is shaded. Went in August and passed only a couple of people along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

I have hiked the Georgia State Botanical Gardens often and it offers such wonders. I also done over 50 paintings of my discoveries here.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

8 months ago

I used to run these trails all the time when I went to UGA. I like to do the widest loop possible- orange and white trails. Some parts get pretty technical but the whole trail system is beautiful and well maintained. Athens is so lucky to have this!

8 months ago

9 months ago

Love it's beauty!

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome and beautiful place to be on a sunny day!!

9 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

Dogs are not allowed on garden premises at all anymore, including walking trails.

hiking
1 year ago

More of a running trail, nice shady and spots for a picnic.

hiking
2 years ago

Love this park and these trails. They are easy to run on, and give you tons of options to shorten the loop if your legs need a shortcut.

I've taken my kids on the 5 mile hike, and they did great.