Hitchiti Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gray, GA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
The Hitchiti Nature Trail follows Little Falling Creek, then the Ocmulgee River, then loops back to the trailhead on gravel roads that usually are closed to vehicles.
Good trail. Almost got lost at the end due to fallen trees.
It is a nice quiet trail. Leads straight to the river, so you can cool off and relax on some of the river rocks. The ticks are absolutely terrible during the summer so definitely wear long socks and bug spray!!
Love this trail!
Hitchiti Trail has over the last few years been allowed to become derelict. It is actually a highly popular hiking destination being only a 20 minute drive from Macon. However, in recent months use has declined because the Georgia Forestry Commission has apparently abandoned it. For years there was a ranger assigned to the trail who would help organize educational hikes. It is extremely disappointing that such a wonderful resource has been allowed to disappear in this way. We need some citizens willing to bring this matter to the attention of our public officials.
Overall, the trail offers some serene hiking and it has potential, but because of its seclusion, it doesn't get enough foot traffic to keep the trails clear.
We hit the trail in mid-August and ran into some problems following the trail. The first 2 miles were tight, but could be followed if we paid close enough attention. However, after the trail hits the Ocmulgee river, it turns back into the woods and at this point, becomes difficult to follow. There is substantial overgrowth and the markings here difficult (impossible?) to see. Instead of making the full loop like we had hoped, we ended up abandoning it at this point and using the service roads to go around to the other side.
Enjoyable hike just remember that if you go in June carry tick protection and a walking stick to remove spider webs from the trail. (or let someone else lead the hike)