Athens Regional Park Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Athens, TN and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
nice hike, good for those afraid of complete wilderness, more for mountain bikes This trail was created for mountain biking, but is open to hikers. The start of the trail is a short steep section with a couple of switch backs. The trail splits at the top, both ways are about the same distance and they come back together shortly. The trail the follows the ridge until it gets to a radio tower, then starts back down toward the creek. here it splits again. you can either choose downhill (better for hikers) or Roller Coaster(great for bikers). At the bottom, you follow the creek. this is the highlight of the trail. You follow the creek all the way back close to the parking lot. This is the most senic part and makes it worth hiking again.
It was just like taking a walk in a little wooded area and then some of it is wide open. If you are looking for easy with kids or just a little exercise then this is great. Not what I call hiking though.
Kinda boring. Fine for a little exercise but not much to see.
very strenuous hike, but worth the effort.
It was amazing and the scenery is beautiful
Love to find out they are adding new things, haven't been since last year and they added a little at the top :)
Lots of tree roots to avoid at the beginning. Really fun downhill and multiple trails
Moving here from CA im use to big mountains and long hikes. This is a pretty easy hike steep in the beginning then flat and down hill the rest of the way. It's conveniently placed in the center of Athens, so it's nice that we have something close.
Great day hike. This trail is over 3 miles and covers the outer area of the park. It has plenty of tree area and the trail is well maintained. The creek at the half way point is a nice place to stop for a quick picnic and the water is clean. The duck pond towards the end of the trail is a nice addition. Compared to most trails it is not a single destination trail but coupled with other things in this area it makes for a great day trip or weekend visit. The trail is mild and is good for all ages.
I've done a couple loops on a bike and its not bad/not great. If your local its great for a quick ride or a nice walk in the woods.
Nothing special in the views dept., but gets a good nature "fix" without the isolation of more remote wilderness. Kudos to a small town city park system for providing an actual non-paved trail experience.
Tough incline when you start the trail. Fun, good downhill. Would recommend it for beginners.
This trail is not well marked at all. It is covered with off shoots that are dead ends. I road it twice in a little under an hour searching most of the side trails each time. It wasn't a total let down though. Some sections are really fun. If you like roots and stutter bumps you will love this trail. There is a nice little drop at the end of a small downhill run. Unfortunately you will miss a fun section of the trail if you choose to make the small drop. Be aware that a barbed wire fence runs next to one corner. It is only a few feet away and it is a moderately fast section. I would only recommend it if you live locally. It's not really worth driving to.