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Definitely pay attention to the trail signs and bring your owns gps. The hike is harder near the northwest portion of the trail-narrow trail and slanted due to the terrain. The southern portion is easier with good views.

Nice easy walk with a good incline thrown in. Did it a day after rain and the trail had drained well. Nice views of the hooch.

Did this trail on a windy and rainy day-just went slower but was still a good manageable trail. Definitely follow the posted trail signs. Lots of options to make it a short or long loop. Beautiful scenery.

It was silent, peaceful winter trail.
The weather was little cold but rock climbing is make me sweaty.
And rest of the course was nice, easy.

This trail had some great nature and a surprise waterfall. it's got a great wooden walking platform over some small streams too.

easy hike for beginners. I would start at the trailhead off of the right side of the start of the hike up trail- that side has the most elevation gain and is pretty difficult when you are tired out from the rest of the hike

hiking
5 days ago

Found this to be a fairly easy hike through the woods with a waterfall, river and covered bridge as the highlights. I went on a Sunday morning and it wasn’t too busy, crossed paths with a few dog walkers and joggers. Missed having blazes to follow but they do have signs on posts at all intersections and path well groomed so no chance of getting lost. I would walk here again.

Stunningly beautiful. Lots of different trails to follow

Hiking, Beautiful place. Waterfall.

Beautiful views on the way up and from the top!

Nice trail. Part goes through a parking lot but otherwise a good variety of hills and flat stretches and the views of the Chattahoochee are good but not spectacular.

A really special landscape and very clean. We only found two pieces of trash to pick up on the trail and both looked like they were dropped minutes before we got to them. Seeing the granite after a good rain provides nice pools in the granite but also creates a lot of water to cross on the back side of the trail behind the lake. Bring waterproof footwear!

More crowded than I prefer with lots and lots of bike riders. Ok for a quick hike.

Awesome trail and beautiful waterfall

good trail. if the parking lot is full next to thr trailhead you can park just down tje street but it does add an extra mile coming and going. we just did the lake trail and ended with 5.33 miles total back to the car. just beware. side note: if you are doing the lake trail, when you find the blue marker and head into the woods, just keep going to the open field. the markers in tgis area wander and back track. was very confussing to say rhe least.

Maybe it's just me, but it's pretty easy to get somewhat lost. I ended up appearing in a neighborhood next to someone's backyard...

Great hike yet so close to the city. However, beware that 98% of people with dogs DO NOT keep them on leashes, which is extremely frustrating for those of us following the rules. Leashes are for the safety of the dog. Wish others understood that.

trail running
16 days ago

Wide trail perfect for walk with pup

It is very challenging but I felt like Jesus wanted to meet me here so I did even if I was scared that the stone is slippery because it was pouring on my drive to the location. Anyway I just kept hiking up like a penguin by using the outer edge of my foot to support each step. I didn’t slip and the rain cloud started to be swept away and I got a chance to see the sun while it was slowly setting. You have almost a 360 view at the very top. Coming down a solid white line is steeper, it needs more faith, trust and persistence. The breaking yellow line would still be slippery if it rained so still be careful.

Wet today. Walk along the river for first mile or so, then through the lightly wooded area to the dam. Not great, but in town and less crowded than alternatives

The paper mill ruins are worth the trip. It is amazing to think the stacked stone walls were built over 160 years ago.

great walk with my son who is 5

hiking
19 days ago

Great trail! Nice cardio workout at the beginning followed by a beautiful gradual descent.

The trail is currently closed..

Hiking 7 hours finished. Nice view.

I love this trail. It offers a variety of difficulty levels throughout, diverse terrains from rocky outcroppings to pine straw padded smooth trails, and some stellar views of the surrounding area (best when leaves are off the trees). It’s an excellent workout and my go-to for a great winter or cool weather hike.

Bring some water and a snack or lunch and maybe even your favorite book. Once you’ve passed Pigeon Hill and are working up the rocky backside of Little Kennesaw mountain, scramble off the trail up hill to one of the giant boulders which makes a great place to sit and admire the views to the south.

hiking
25 days ago

Great hike with some good views that is also ITP! Also a good trail for dogs. Only complaint is that it can be very busy depending on when you go.

Can’t wait to go back.

Nicely varied, historic trail. If you start climbing Kennesaw mountain, the rest is a glorious stroll. Alternatively, consider warming up by walking the outer loop first and coming back over the mntn. Expect plenty of traffic, or start early.

hiking
29 days ago

Amazing trail with amazing views. Moderate hike.

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