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While this park may be best known for its golf course, The Creek, it also offers a wide range of recreational opportunities in a beautiful wooded setting. More than 24 miles of trails are available for hikers and horseback riders, and equestrians can enjoy their own camping area near stalls. A lakeside beach and bathhouse are popular with swimmers during warmer months. The park provides one of Georgias best golf values, along with a pro shop, driving range, rental carts and special rates for seniors and children. The parks name is thought to come either from slaves who tilled summer fields or Native Americans who found it difficult to ford. Businesses, clubs and other groups looking for meeting space can rent the park's six shelters. When the group camp is not in use, the park also rents the dining hall at a discount for meetings.

we enjoyed the hiked. we went on a monday morning amd never saw anyone . It was very peaceful and pretty woods. not much of a waterfall but we finally saw the stream towards the end with small waterfall but the dog enjoyed and we enjoyed the cold refreshing water on our feet. I would recommend if you want a long peaceful hike. we walked 8 miles including purple trail to get to blue trail. I felt it was very well marked

Very nice! It'd be nice to hike it when there wasn't a drought so you could see the streams flowing.

This was fun on my trike, but definitely not the same as a traditional mountain bike. If I upgraded to 24" fat tires, work on my Balance/technique, the intermediate, beginner single track would be fun. I think I will stick to paved or gravel trails for now.

1 month ago

Great hike! Just make sure u follow the trails and which one you are on!

hiking
2 months ago

First...the maps at Hard Labor Creek suck. We ended up having to ask for directions to the trailhead, which was down the road from the main park entrance, only marked by a Mountain Bike Trail sign, no where did it say anything about hiking or trailhead.

Once getting on the trailhead, you have to hike part of the Orange trail, and a connection trail (Purple) to get to the Blue trail. The map states the Blue trail is 5.4 miles, so the 7.1 comes from the other two.

The trail itself is outstandingly beautiful. Lots of shade; except on the last 1/4. The last 1/4 of the trail follows a service road, with no shade, so be sure to cover your skin. Lots of area next to the Creek. There are plenty of colored arrows to help lead the way, some with days of the week written on them to help bikers and hikers share the trail. The trail also has numbered markers, but...they have no correlation to the map (the map has blue dots, I guess to represent markers, but just dots no numbers).

This is an all natural trail. Unlike some, the stones, roots and ditches haven't been cleared or flattened out; so foot placement is important to not falling on your face

Hiked and found the two geocaches. Nice flowers in bloom all along the trail. The stamp for the State Park cache is at the park office and that cache had been relocated, I assume, due to a fallen tree. Saw a good bit go wildlife - deer, squirrels, turtles, and anoles. Also lots of butterflies. Watch out for ticks though.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a nice moderate hike...right at 7.1 miles. This is a mountain bike trail that advises hikers to go against the bike traffic which alternates direction by day of the week. We went on a Saturday in early March and saw maybe three groups of two bikers the entire time. We took the orange trail to the purple connector trail to the blue trail. There are shortcuts posted along the way if you don't really want to do all 7 miles. The blue trail meanders a lot and follows the very picturesque creek at times.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

clean and easy trail. there's a geocache near the tree that makes a natural bench I found by accident.

mountain biking
5 months ago

This trail is a fast and flows well...a mix of the Red and Blue trail features, easier than Red but longer and harder than Blue. Challenging to beginners due to the distance but easily ridable with one techical section between way points 407 and 408...a bailout trail is just before it. This is also a great running trail.

mountain biking
6 months ago