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#9 of 64 state parks in Georgia

Best trails in Fort Yargo State Park

769 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails in Fort Yargo 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.
Description

Fort Yargo State Park is located between Atlanta and Athens, visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation and scenery. There are plenty of year-round activities available at Fort Yargo State Park. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, birdwatching or disc golf. There are 18 miles of trails for mountain bikers and hikers. Visitors can also camp overnight, reserve lakeside yurts, which are like canvas and wooden tents. Each yurt has furniture inside and a fire ring outside. Fort Yargo State Park is also a beautiful location for outdoor weddings, reunions and other celebrations.

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Map of trails in Fort Yargo State Park
Park information
Acreage:
1,816 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
(800) 864-7275
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Fort Yargo Lake Loop Trail
Fort Yargo State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Fort Yargo Lake Loop Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Winder, Georgia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#2 - Bird Berry Trail
Fort Yargo State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 17 m
This is a short, paved trail that features a birding area, nature signs and a gazebo. A birding platform near the lake’s edge allows visitors to watch a variety of beautiful birds. This trail it is suShow more
#3 - Fort Yargo Outer Mountain Bike Trail
Fort Yargo State Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
Great trail system - well-marked and not confusing. There are beginner and advanced trails routes that can make it as challenging as you choose. Just a fun route and a nice area to get out and enjoy Show more