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There was no water when I went and the fall colors weren't doing that great with the drought, guess I'll have to go back! Came from the Park, so did half the West Rim Loop after. Just went down to the "falls" and explored that area for a while. Don't think I finished this trail either since there was no water....The park charges like $5 to get in and park I think. Coming down all those stairs was hard on the knees, but going up was very strenuous. There are lots of benches to stop and rest on the way up, which I took advantage of. Definitely took my time. I already plan to go back when there is more water so I would gladly do it again! Tons of steps and all!
I really didn't prepare like I should have and had a few problems as a result. Anyway on the last day of November the temp. was in the 80's and off I went. First I did not know if there was a designated parking area for the Bike Trail. Having not been to Jekyll for decades, I knew nothing about it. If there was any parking for bikers, I didn't see it. So I drove to the North end of the Island so I could get riding into the 12 - 15 mph south wind over with. The first couple of miles were big, wide sidewalks that were no problems for traffic in both directions. Later they gave way to sections of 3' to 4' wide which you had to stay alert on. I was directed to an unpaved, sandy trail at one point where I promptly got off my bike and walked awhile. 1" wide tires with 100 psi of air will put you on the ground with no warning on that kind of surface.
The ride was scenic and beautiful in both natural and man made areas. This ride was fun and lots of people in the Jekyll Island area pitching in to make it possible.
Mark S. on Long Creek Falls Trail
Secluded, lovely, and perfect for our crew that day.
this is literally one of my all-time favorite spots. yes it's hard to find but that's part of its charm to me. I appreciate the fact that it's in plan sight but still hidden ;) just remember sometimes you have to leave the gravel and walk along the road less traveled.