Explore the most popular trail running trails in Hard Labor Creek 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.

2 days ago

Another beautiful Sunday afternoon.hike. Completed the orange and red trails without breaking a leg or twisting f an ankle. Beautiful!!

3 days ago

Emma Kimine

A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! The scenery was beautiful! We started with the orange trail. It was pretty easy and took us a little over three hours.

1 month ago

very simple, monotonous trail... the creek and waterfalls are nice, but not fully worth an extra trip out here. well maintained paths.

hiking
3 months ago

Our first time at Hard Labor Creek. As others noted, the trail head is away from the main office by a mile. The trail is not overly complicated, but bring your tick spray! We encountered only 2 people (mountain bikers) over the 3 hours we were there. There is some nice scenery with waterfalls.

hiking
4 months ago

I started on the orange loop, then the red trail along the creek. at the end of the creek is a small waterfall. you can cross here to the blue trail. I followed the blue trail along the creeks until I got to the Forrest road. went down that until I got to the green trail that went alongside another small creek. did that and ended at the parking lot. started at 1 ended at 4. I stopped for a good hour exploring the creek. the best part is along the blue trail along the creek. there are small rapids. very luscious green vegetation. ferns. mushrooms. huge forest of big oak and hardwood trees with occasional pines. saw three deer, a rabbit, frogs, lizards, birds sang the entire way, a few nats in spots but I kept moving wasn't bad with no bug spray. saw only one mountain biker the entire time... on a Sunday.. many different options of trail routes to take.. many shortcuts and detours if you want to combine trails. great trail to get some miles in ... I usually go on shorter trails nearby. it's not the best trail around metro Atlanta area but it's a good trail to do something new and to go a little longer than normal .

hiking
5 months ago

This is a mountain biking trail.

hiking
5 months ago

This is a mountain biking trail.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a mountain biking trail. Don’t really recommend for hiking as you’ll be having to keep lookout for bikers coming fast. I had two dogs so I will not do this again. The part of the trail along the creek was nice but the remaining mileage is a wasteland of new growth pine tree woods which isn’t very appealing. Easy hike though. Not hard at all.

hiking
6 months ago

Primarily a mountain bike trail but can use for distance training. Windy single track path. Pretty good for dogs but you definitely need to be on the lookout for bikers. We had most of the 7.3 miles to ourselves.
Stumbled onto the town of Wrocklage. There’s a restaurant called caboose. Fantastic.

hiking
6 months ago

Wouldn’t label this trail as hard, but it’s a nice hike. Have to go a little off trail if you want to get a good view of the several mini-waterfalls. Light traffic—I didn’t see anyone during my hike.

Nice hike on a cold day. Had the dogs with us and we all got our exercise for the day. Nice small stream flowing down granite making a peaceful sound of solitude.

8 months ago

A little confusing trail entry if you don’t have a map loaded, but I would definitely come back. Really cool meandering creek bed formations. Not strenuous at all. Good for a picnic by the water.

8 months ago

Great hike, and well marked. Just be ready for a longer hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Moderate and kind of confusing

hiking
9 months ago

This was a great trail. I only ran into one other person on the trail on a Saturday. The creek was beautiful and my dog enjoyed splashing around in it

10 months ago

For access from main road, follow signs for the mountain bike trail. once you park and set out you will initially be on the orange Trail which will go to the purple connector trail which then leads you to the Blue Trail. It is pretty well Marked. I posted some photos of the signage. depending on the day of the week it will direct you to go a certain route, which will be opposite of the mountain bikers. my friend and I milked 9 miles out of it in about 4 hours. Enjoy.

hiking
11 months ago

Not a bad bad trail for hiking, just better for mountain biking. Very easy terrain so a much quicker hike then I was planning for. If I had a bike I would go back again.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

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
Sunday, March 12, 2017

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.

hiking
Thursday, February 16, 2017

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

mountain biking
Sunday, January 08, 2017

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.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Easy trail to walk. Even the trail marked "hard trail" is easy. No rain, so the creeks were dry. overall a nice walk through the woods. Saw several deer.. an armadillo.. a very large turtle in the pond. It was peaceful and enjoyable.

mountain biking
Monday, May 16, 2016

Trails ok, good for beginners.

trail running
Monday, December 21, 2015

I ran along the bike trails (going opposite way) and did over 8 miles. There was a lot of trail left too! The creek is pretty but other than that it was just a run in the woods. I liked it.

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