Dowdell Knob Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Dowdell Knob Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Warm Springs, GA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.4 miles 762 feet Loop

dogs on leash



trail running



wild flowers

over grown


29 days ago

Challenging for a beginner. Pay close attention to trail markers and your step. It's easy to trip on rocks. Pretty views up top and creek in ravine.

2 months ago

Kids Loved it - great views for Mid GA!

7 months ago

Good. Narrow trail. Has several great views that you can stop and enjoy.

10 months ago

Really enjoyed the beautiful view from Dowdell Knob

11 months ago

1 year ago

Easy hike. Rocky in some areas so watch your step. It has some nice views.

1 year ago

Pine mountain is a great place but unfortunately there isn't much to see for wildlife or plant diversity on fdr state park anymore due to fire suppression. There are some old longleaf pine that are pretty neat but most of the forest is very young and thick, it would be a beautiful place if it was getting burned like it needs, the PMTA does a great job maintaining the trails but a great disservice meddling in park management.

The trail stays mostly up on the ridge line, it is uneven/rocky ground in places but is otherwise an easy walk. Expect ticks in the summer. In the winter there are nice views when the leaves are off.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Overrated but of historic interest in that FDR used to stay there. Can see a statue of him there. Could run this trail in my opinion.

1 year ago

Nice and stumps got me a couple of times (they hide well under the fresh falling leaves) ..some nice views..

2 years ago

Honestly nothing too spectacular about this hike. Some nice views but we prefer Wolfden Loop because of the waterfalls. Some moderate sections but not too bad.

3 years ago

An moderately easy hike. Trail is well-marked. If traveling clockwise around the loop, the last mile is nearly all uphill. The trail is clear, but there was a huge blowdown through the pass. The Brown Dog Campsite looks inviting. Nice vistas.