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Loved the hike and even got a bit of a workout.

There are a few trails that are not mapped. My dog and I always go during a weekday and usually there are not a whole lot of people that we run into, especially on these secret hidden trails. There is one trail that is on the very north side almost to the final mapped point where I put a few sticks to make the trail apparent. This trail leads to an old overgrown well and rusted steel cord crank that looks like it was used at one point to haul timber. Another trail that is not marked splits off on the northern trail that runs next to the creek. This trail leads to a rusted wheel barrow looking piece and will lead up the hill to a deer trail where my dog and I saw a 2-point buck. You can really spend all day there with how many mapped and un-mapped trails there are.

Pretty challenging! A great leg work out as it gets decently steep but steady. Great view of the river.

Really nice hike, lots of different things to see. Pretty easy to follow as long as you check the map in the app occasionally.

Great trail! So many options for walking, jogging, biking. Kid friendly & pet friendly!

We pretended we were in a jurassic wonderland during the last few half-miles of this trail. Downed trees and big leaves made this a harrowingly beautiful experience. The river was filled to the brim and flowed as a river should. Exactly as nature intended.

I did a slightly different loop, so it was 4 miles with the same path in and out along the river. Nice hike. No bamboo.

This is not a hiking trail... it’s a nature trail. Was not impressed. The views were minimal and I just felt like I was on a middle school nature trail field trip. Wouldn’t go back.

This trail is a more strenuous than “moderate”. I really enjoyed it but considering the elevation and the steep climbs, many quite rocky I would err to rate this more “hard”. I took this trail and veered off to the the Len Foote Hike Inn trail, this was an 11 mi loop back to the park and well worth it as the Hike in trail was a good balance to this strenuous trail.

But...you need to turn around at point where you head down to loop back around. At the bottom of steep rocky hillside is a down tree blocking path. Plus the wood post that should have sign is missing its sign (first clue that this path is non functioning). But the trail of rocks is beautiful, magical, and makes you feel childlike.

hiking
19 days ago

Good hike. Had maybe 3 hills that were difficult. Few paths that looked well traveled but led no where.

mountain biking
21 days ago

Great ride. It’s a good work out

hiking
24 days ago

I started around 7:30am and got to the top of springer mountain at about 10. The ascent to Springer is pretty rough, but well worth it. I also took the Len Foote trail back to Amicalola Falls which I’m happy I did. There is a little more to look at. Overall, this is definitely one of my favorite hikes to date.

hiking
27 days ago

Options for bilking/hiking and hiking only. Limited parking.

To me this was a good workout. Not standard ascend/ descend a peak. I’ve never done so much up and down, so it felt great when done. They do need someone to pick up all the trash. Worst trail head ever.

Gets tough in the lower half with narrow walks by the lake. Difficult for trail running in parts with all the roots. But nice view of some swans on the lake.

perfect trail

walking
1 month ago

Not a good experience, too much jungle.

This hike is a great one to test your foot placement :) Lots of roots and rocks and technical aspects. Great serious uphills (and downhills, since it is a loop). This is one of the more strenuous hikes I have done. Trekking poles are a big help for stability. No long-range views, just some nice scenery within the trail itself. Great photo stops (babbling brook, fern gardens, etc). Trail is very well marked with blazes.

1 month ago

Some challenging sections, river access

I love spending time in the creek. It’s really close to my house, and I come here to get away. It’s usually fairly quiet especially if you walk far enough down the creek. Perfect for what it is, a little tucked away spot in the woods in a populated area.

Great trail with a wonderful view of the Chattahoochee River. The scenery of the whole trail is beautiful!

Nice trail. Ran into a doe and birds along the way.

Hit the trail at 7am just as the sun was coming up. Made it to Springer by 10. Very quiet, peaceful trail. Not much in the way of views until you get there. Chose to take the Hike Inn loop on the return. Was happy I did. There are more views on this trail and a couple pretty little water features. Made it back to the car just after 2pm finishing 17.5 miles. I brought a 3L camelpak and drank almost all of it. It was a great hike and one I’m happy to check off my list.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail within city, easy to get to.

1 month ago

Nice morning hike. Parking fills up quickly.

Nice terrain but trail markings were horrible. Trying to find the path back off the top of the mountain was a PIA.

backpacking
1 month ago

Parked at Amicalola and headed up around 2:30, hoping to make it it Spring before dark. Hike was moderate in most places with some flat breaks. No water sources in the first 2/3 of the trail so bring plenty of water. Plenty of camp sites for those who may not want to go the distance. No views, just calm forest trail. Great community of hikers up at Springer.

1 month ago

Well maintained trails with plenty of grade changes to keep it interesting. Hugs lake where wildlife and watersports activities are happening all the time in season.

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