Watson Mill Bridge State Park Trails

EASY 10 reviews

Watson Mill Bridge State Park Trails is a 2 mile loop trail located near Carlton, GA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

2.0 miles Loop

kid friendly

hiking

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery, water was amazing to wade in... trails were very nice... well kept. great day..

walking
2 months ago

I took my day campers here and they absolutely loved it!!!

mountain biking
4 months ago

Rode the shorter trails didn't really care for them. Drove up to Payne's Creek had a blast.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trails...... Go on both sides of the river. Don't both with the trail across the street unless u have young children. I will go back again!! I did 3.5 mi and took an 1hr nap n the hammock. Great day!!

The water is the main attraction, fit for swimming or laying out on the rocks! There's a mossy rock perfect for sliding down in the middle of the river! Kids and dogs love it. The trail is short and easy and shaded

2 years ago

Went here Easter Day. Took my oldest son and dog. We parked in the parking lot where the Beaver dam loop head starts. That particular trail was 1 1/2 miles and not very interesting. Looped back and took the other trail towards the bridge and it was short. Bridge is neat, waterfall is beautiful and the rock shoals are picturesque. There is a trail straight off the bridge near the pavilions that follows the river half the way. Beautiful place. That trail is 2 1/2 miles. Then if you go over the bridge to the other side, there are a couple more trails. The hikers only trail doesn't seem much of anything. Starts out on a boardwalk type thing that looks over the water. KEEP GOING! There are really no markers on any of the trails, but for this one, just walk where you clearly see people have been through there. It's very narrow and pretty thick brush. You can go down on sand banks and play in the water where the rapids are not rushing. It's secluded and beautiful!! We did a total of 8 miles scaling the banks and climbing on river boulders and exploring. Definitely going back here.

hiking
3 years ago

This park is very much off the beaten path, so it's not too crowded. The covered bridge was beautiful to look at up close and we could see lots of kids (and adults) swimming in the falls below. The trails are fairly easy but not well marked. We got turned around a time or two but weren't too concerned about it since we were enjoying the hike. Getting a map at the ranger station might be helpful, though.

hiking
5 years ago

The park is nice and the trails are scattered but there isnt much in the way of navigation towards the path beginning. You have to really find them by small markers that are not very visible but the map at Visitor center helps. The Ranger is a tad dry and young. The trails were good and mostly clean. Not many folks out hiking so it was fun and quiet. There are 3 trails that total up to 6 miles in hiking.

walking
6 years ago

hiking
6 years ago

2.5 mile trail. Easy Loop. Starts/Ends near historic covered bridge with excellent viewing from rocks. Also a great point for wading in, picnic. Tables, grills, pavilions, restrooms. Park entrance fee. Other shorter hiking trails in the park near this one.