Garland Mountain Trail is a 3.8 mile loop trail located near Waleska, GA. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and horses. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Nice area, a few different options, will definitely go back.
Great trail run with the pooch today. We ran Sorrel to Garland Greenway, hung a left, and went to the end. Took Palomino back to the Parking lot, with a little detour to check out Rock Overlook. Total Miles: 4.03. We were the only ones out today! Great weather, trails were a bit soggy, but nothing too muddy. We will be back soon!!!
worth hiking at least once in your life time , our only complaint was there were no trail markers on the trees , we were constantly asking ourselves and each other if we were still on the right trail we actually by passed the trial marker 1c that would have led us to the parking lot . we walked on palmino trail by lack of markers .
we had to really increase our speed to turn back to just make it back to where we took the wrong turn or figure out where we took the wrong turn , and the sun was getting low . we were hustling trying not to get stuck out there all there as we have never hiked it before . For an experienced hiker this may not have been an issue but a 50yr old mom and two teenage boys who are new to hiking only our 3rd yr this was concerting . horse crap is everywhere so as far as hiking goes not pleasant , we only saw one horse and they were leaving as we geared up with our day packs and looked over the map , we were happy there were maps available or we would have gone further down the road to pine log trail system .
if you have a horse this maybe a great trail for you , it was steep on the palomino trail and would not take anything but an experienced trail horse on it . the leaf litter was spongy and covered dangerous roots , rocks , holes and un level terrain . I found it moderate at spots do to my bum ankle old injury and it was great for loosening up old hip joints , my hips have not hurt since my hike .... we had the mountain to ourselves which was great and we forded 4 small creeks if that is what you want to call them , the boys could hop across them with ease , we would go back again and experience the other trails but we would start out earlier in the am so we are not hurried because that was too close for my comfort . we were prepared had we gotten lost and had to spend the night we would not have frozen to death , but it would have been a cold stinkin night . glad we found our way back - who ever maintains this trail ORANGE AND YELLOW PAINT is cheap stick some on the dam trees please !!!
A great addition to local trails. The trails are easy to follow if you have planned your hike. Many of the trails are wide. The trails can be combined into various loops. There is a map on the entry board but it is wise to print out a map before going (the box with maps is empty. The trail system has many completed trails and a few to be completed. When it is finished it will have about 15 miles of trail. It has atleast 2/3rds complete. there are a couple areas with picnic tables and a few more spots with benches. There were spots that were a little muddy but not too bad. Beautiful woods hike with small creeks, hardwoods and ferns. .
This is a relatively new set of trails (open about two years). The trails are nice and wide and well marked - they were designed for horses, but are also great for hikers. Not many people know about these trails, so it doesn't get a lot of use. There are several different trails options that interlink, so you can tailor the hike to how much time you have to hike. The trails are easy to moderate.
A map of the trails can be found at http://cherokeesaddleclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/GMHHT-Trail-Map-Sep-2012.pdf.