Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

I love this hike! Little water falls and beautiful little pools of waters.

This hike was the first hike I ever took my girls on. It was super easy. We saw deer and all other sorts of woodland creatures. They loved looking for fairy houses!

Beautiful fall day and a great afternoon hike with the dog.

Very easy, peaceful hike. Went on a warm Sunday fall afternoon and only saw 3 other people. Very flat for 95% or more of the time. Most creek crossings have a bridge; only a couple times towards the end do you have to cross by foot.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail not much traffic, beautiful plants and trees, mostly along a creek.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely hike that wasn’t too difficult for my level, despite just getting over being sick. There were some slightly sketchy bouldering moments, but the views of the ridge throughout the hike and at the lookout point (near parking) made it worth it. I think it’ll be even better when the leaves are off the trees and visibility is even farther.

amazing fall colors

Great trail!! Having said that, it kicked my tail.

Strange trail at the start. The first 2-3 Miles are very scenic with creeks and small waterfalls culminating in Cascade Falls. Unfortunately these falls are a very touristy hike and I saw everything from couples with dogs to families with little kids. There aren’t may folks on the last six miles of the loop but it’s also not as scenic until you get towards miles 6-7 and you have some overlooks. Not a bad trails but feels like it isn’t terribly well maintained (tons of fallen timber and overgrowth along the trail), and in some places I had to use my AllTrails map to figure out which way to go. Definitely good exercise though and more of an “away from it” hike once you get past Cascade Falls.

hiking
1 month ago

wonderful trail I will be back definitely

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike, not difficult but steady.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this hike last Sunday afternoon. The colors were lovely and the weather, although warm, permitted this hike. I'm 6 months pregnant and we had our little dog. The total time for us was 2 hrs 15 mins. We started the loop to the right. This route consisted of lots of larger rocks and a more overgrown path, leading down into a lower elevation. There were a few bugs but no big webs to avoid. Once you cross back over the main road, the path heads north a bit, elevation changes throughout. This half of the trail is more open. The last part of the trail includes a small campground and a waterfall. A small portion of the trail meanders alongside a cliff, which would be difficult for anyone hiking w children. Overall the hike was a great workout. The downside to this hike is that there are no good overlook views along the way. Not really any good resting or stopping points. The nice part of the hike was that we did not encounter any hikers the entire loop, which makes for a more peaceful hike if you're looking for that. The view from the parking lot overlook is nice, but these views are nothing in comparison to the views in north Georgia.

I really enjoy this hike. The hike starts off behind the trading post on FDR State Park. it took me about an hour and a half to do almost three and a half miles

backpacking
4 months ago

My girlfriend and I really liked this trail. First of all, being that it’s in F.D. Roosevelt state park, you have to register at the office, pay $10 per adult per night to camp, and sign up for your camp site ahead of time (in case you leave trash they’ll cite you). We were unaware of that, so I wanted to make sure future overnight hikers knew. We started at the Fox Den Cove parking lot (make a right out of the registration office and it’s right off the road on the left). This spot is at mile marker 6.2 of the Pine Mountain Trail. We hiked 3.1 miles the first evening to the Beech Bottom Campsite. It was fairly easy but very rocky so I recommend trekking poles in case you trip or lose your balance. A few parts have you on the edge of a pretty steep cliff, so definitely keep your dog leashed if you bring them. There are ample water sources, so you’re probably fine with a 1L capacity but bring a water bladder or another bottle to filter with because it’s not the clearest water. I also recommend a small cup to scoop water, because 90% of the water sources are shallow creeks without any tiny waterfalls to capture water. It was very difficult to get my CNOC Vecto full without scooping water into it with my hand. The Beech Bottom Campsite is very nice (I didn’t get a great look at the others, but I’m sure they’re fine). There was tons of water around this site which was created a nice ambiance but definitely bring your bug spray or bring something to start a fire in the fire pit. We did notice tons of little ground bees along with a few carpenter bees and a very large and curious bee that hung around us and our equipment the next morning. We weren’t stung, but I think they got joy from flying past our ears making us jump. After we broke camp in the morning, we started on the remaining 4.7 miles. This section is much more difficult than the first part. It’s a lot of uphill hiking. Overall it’s a nice trail. Very well marked and pretty diverse as far as Georgia goes (rocky sections, pine forest parts, dense humid jungle-ish areas, and breezy grassy sections). I would definitely call this more moderate than easy. We’re 25 and 24 and active, and we found it pretty challenging especially carrying 20-25 lb packs. I’m excited to see this section of trail again when we hike the full PMT.

We thru hiked the trail over the weekend. The trail is beautiful! We saw tons of wildlife and flowers.
If you are not able to climb up and over rocks then I do not suggest thru hiking this trail but if you can it is worth it!

***If thru hiking bring water filter and water purification drops, some of the water sources looked disgusting and smelled like rotten eggs but others were perfect. Just be prepared!

Great hike! Easy to find and follow, every other tree has red blaze. on May 22, it was very humid. bring water. saw giant turtle near the creek. several shutouts to CCC along the trail.

Great Backcountry camping site. We did 5 the first day, 15 the second, and 3 the third. It would be a great overnight hike for advance trekkers and training for the an AT thru. Okay for first timers if broken up different then what we did. It does have some challenging ascends for first timers.

hiking
6 months ago

Definitly not a bike trail! Avoid this trail if you’re trying to go on a bike ride.

Fun easy hike for the family! Took us about 2 hours walking at a nice slow pace.

Great Trail, super views.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike, great little workout work some good inclines. Watch your step with the rocks! Keep your eyes open or you will miss elephant rock. The trail is marked good.

backpacking
8 months ago

me and my 2 dogs and my sister and her boyfriend started at fox den and went to the beech bottom campsite and spent the night and hiked out the next morning to the road and took it back instead of doing the whole loop. we had a good time and there is plenty of good cold water to purify so you really don't have to carry a whole lot with you. the hike was nice but very tiring with 50 lb backpacks on. that's why we decided to take the road back to the parking spot instead of doing the whole loop. nice trail overall.

great trail saw a number of birds including yellow trumped warbler and a golden crowned kinglet

trail running
9 months ago

Great Trail! Parked in the lot across from the country store and walked to the trail head which was about 200 yards up on the right. The trail starts off a bit rocky but not bad at all. I wore Altra Superior 3.0 without rock plates and I was ok. It may have been a little better with them. The trail is very well marked in my opinion. There are mile markers every mile. They were a little short according to my Garmin but not enough to matter. However, my Garmin may have been lagging. By the markers I ran 10 miles, by Gamin it was 9.8. There are blue markings on the trees to guide you between markers. Elevation gain was around 1200 feet over the 10 miles. I did a 5 mile out and back beginning at the 0 mile marker. The veiws are pretty good. There are trails that break off the main trail that are also marked. Around mile 3 there is a Ranger Station and a map. It explains that you need to pay to park and uses the good ol' honor system box. However, there were no forms. I guess that's for parking in the park. Expect leaf coverage and roots. There is a very small stream crossing in the first few miles. It may have been 4 feet across. I ran the trail on Monday morning and I had the place to myself. Be careful because you will cross the road a few times. The trail is very easy to find again. I will be going back to this jewel again for sure.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a fun and scenic little loop trail in an awesome part of Georgia! Longleaf pine and mountain laurel are juxtaposed against a rugged landscape! Pine Mountain rules!

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful quick hike that allows for a stunning view from the highest point in the park. Park and trail were overall easy to navigate. The trail starts at the peak where a large statue of FDR sits alongside the parking lot. Trail is overall fairly easy with a few small inclines along the way. Perfect for beginner hikers or those just looking for a nice peaceful day hike. Trail also connects with the Pine Mountain Trail which is the main trail that runs through the park. So if you're looking for higher mileage, you can certainly do so by following parts of this trail off the Dowdell Knob Trail. Because Dowdell Knob Trail shares parts of the Pine Mountain Trail you'll be seeing blue and/or white blazes throughout the hike. After the hike I highly recommend driving over to nearby LaGrange and trying out the Wild Leap Brewery! Great selection of beer!

backpacking
9 months ago

One of my favorite backcountry trails to take my scout troop. We backpacked from the Ranger Station (mile 4ish) to the TV tower (mile 23) with a couple of small side hikes (Dowdell Knob overlook). Lots of options and different mileages for backcountry camping and also lots of water for filtering/treating. Some great views (Dowdell Knob), rolling elevation (see cross section map) and rocks (wear appropriate footwear) that can be challenging. The last three miles of the Wolfden section has some very pretty waterfalls and water crossings.

hiking
10 months ago

I love this trail. It is rated as moderate but was very challenging for me. I am 58 and just getting back into shape. However, there were many folks who passed us so for most I think the moderate rating is accurate. Beautiful views! Lots of rocks and roots. Lots of inclines and some steep. One incline was kind of scary due to the very steep side. But I did it, will do it again and recommend it to everyone!

10 months ago

Not really easy; I would call it moderate.

hiking
10 months ago

Pine Mountain is beautiful, especially in the late autumn as the trees change color and the campsite crowds diminish. I love the many loops and sub-trails on the mountain that allow me to pick from among different types of views, lengths, and levels of difficulty (though none of the paths rate as difficult) depending on my mood, time of day/year, weather conditions, and whether I want to camp overnight along the hike. Mountain trail runners also love the main spine trail, but I prefer the quieter walks past waterfalls, through the woods, and among the rocky outcrops.

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