Victoria Bryant State Park Trails is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Royston, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
We especially enjoyed Victoria Trail, beautiful creek side walk
Trails are not clearly marked. We walked one loop twice. Ended up doing 5 miles and it was a nice walk but got frustrated with not being able to determine which way we were going.
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.
This hike was an easy hike, the views are not that impressive but my gf and I had a good time. great place for fishing, it has a nice lake.
Nice trail with a great finish near an old bridge over the river. Shoal in river perfect for dogs and kids on Summer days.
Nice trail and relatively easy. Trail is good and clearly marked and is a good work out. Scenery is very nice and the park is quiet and peaceful. Enjoyed the hike around the park and lake very much.
Beautiful and peaceful!
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.
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.
Very nice double track trail that is well maintained. There is actually over 8 miles of up and down trails.