Explore the most popular Camping trails in F.D. Roosevelt 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.

Great trail! Did it in three days. Stayed at spark creek the first night which was 5 out of 5 nice place. Stay at site B since it’s got a nice bench. Bethel creek campsite didn’t have much flat ground 2 out of 5.

road biking
11 days ago

This is the route of the Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights event during Christmas season.

Not a very scenic trail... it's supposed to cross many creeks but was bone dry almost the entire hike. Only found water at the big poplar campsite. Not a very challenging or exciting hike. Wouldn't recommend

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bugs
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty good hike/run. Hot!

Today marks 400 miles hiked it has taken me about a year and I picked one of the best views in Pine Mountain.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Good hike. Moderate for sure. Worth noting that you do have to cross the highway around midway. I think that’s why some said not a loop. It’s a good mix of up and down. Nothing to straight up . Gravel gets loose in a lot of places. Enjoyed it.

The Big Poplar Loop was a fun, moderate trail with enough canopy to keep us reasonably comfortable in spite of the 90 degree temps. The trail is very rocky, but the predominance of rocks is more like gravel and smooth. Enough elevation change to make it interesting but not difficult. I’ll definitely hike it again.

hiking
2 months ago

Started at the pool.

I enjoyed this trail considering this was only my 2nd ever hike. It was challenging for me and I love to push my limits. There was not alot of scenery but I did love when the foliage became thick and covered the trail. I would definitely do this again! Great trail... Great challenge.... My entire body was challenged.

Well marked, good moderate difficulty Georgia trail. Only a few good views, but the loop has a nice variety of trail environments.

Nice shady trail with relatively easy elevations. This map doesn't exactly match the red blaze near the camping areas but not likely to be disoriented.

Great hike! Very rocky and lots of inclines. For sure a trail for people in decent shape. Lots of creek views and small waterfalls. Also has some muddy spots. Well worth the 8 mile haul!

Went in early August, staying in Bethel Creek night 1 and Grindstone Gap night 2, per the waypoints. There’s options to add more miles if you want a better workout. Several panoramic views, lots of plant life, and some wildlife—including a tortoise—were evident. Mosquitoes were oddly mostly absent, but ticks and biting ants were abundant. The trail starts/ends at the TV station at the eastern terminus of the PMT. It’s well-maintained, mostly nontechnical with a few rocky sections, and almost 100% shaded. Water was plentiful at Bethel Creek but only a trickle at Grindstone Gap; the visitor’s center has the latest water availability. There’s some streams between the campsites if you want to top off along the way. When you’re done you can take a shower at the Liberty Pool or campground in the park. Don’t forget to get a back country permit from the visitor’s center if backpacking!

Great trail...very peaceful

The trail beagle and I did the loop on 6/18. Hot humid day but that's what you get in Georgia in June. Nice hike, nothing overly challenging or too steep. The moderate rating is accurate. Most of the stream crossings are no more than a trickle this time of year. As far as waterfalls, well I really did not encounter any. I hiked this in sandals and need to make a point.... be careful of the ants on the last mile or so, they don't like you there and they will not be hesitant to prove it. We'll probably be back in the fall or winter.

The was outstanding. My wife daughters 10 and 12 along with our dog had no problems hiking it. Trail was clear of any debris and was clearly marked. Beautiful scenery.

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