Explore the most popular birding trails in Don Carter State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

New Wide paths scenic lake and woods. I met my girlfriend on a group hike there. You can hike then go swimming or kayaking!

great trail for a family with small kids

I really enjoyed this hike. Quiet and peaceful. Saw several deer, and a wonderful fern valley with creek.

Ok for a trail. It’s short and no air flow. Not really that scenic. Good for children and an easy short hike.

Asphalt path. Maintained very well. We took a jogging stroller and had no issues.

hiking
7 months ago

Very short asphalt trail to a trio of swinging benches. Might be wheelchair accessible, but it gets steep at the end. Trees block any real view of Lake Lanier, especially in the summer. Does connect with the more substantial Terrapin Cove Trail, but hiking only this trail is only a good option if you really do not want to hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Short rolling out-and-back along Lake Lanier. Has a few hills, but on the easy side of moderate due to the length. Marked with red rectangular metal markers. No real outstanding features, but still the best hike at Don Carter State Park.

walking
9 months ago

Short walk beside the river and passing some campgrounds. I wouldn't do this again, not really much to see here.

walking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Short trail from the visitors center that has about 3 swings and also connects to Terrapin Cove Trail. Paved and accessible for wheel chairs.

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Easy trail, paved and maintained. Loved the little side trail that lead to a bench near a small creek.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

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Friday, July 03, 2015