hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with a gorgeous river that's big enough to swim in in the summer months. I'm definitely going back. it was a very easy hike.

1 month ago

Great hike. Recommend you go clockwise due to very steep section down to the river. Easier to go down than up. Very cold today (12 degrees--dog loved it!) but looks like a great summer hike and river swim.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail and beautiful scenery near the water.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a gorgeous hike with so many different terrain traverses. The river was incredibly beautiful and if there is a down side it was wanting to constantly sneak off trail to river gaze.

We did have a beginning back track when we took a right fork early on thinking we were at the beginning of the loop. Checking the AllTrail map got us straightened out and we were back on track 20 minutes later. Stay left out of the parking lot till the big tree that splits the trail. The blue trail blaze begins at this point and is easy to follow. We went left and had no regrets. Its a fairly balanced trail and there will be areas of moderately strenuous climb going either way.

At the parking lot we had to ask if we were in the right place. It had a placard for hunting, fishing, and land use passes without much other helpful info. Fortunately we happened upon friendly locals that confirmed the trail and it's open access state.

If I lived locally I would do this hike every day. It is Nature at its finest!

2 months ago

Great hike , beautiful views of the river. Nice trail maintenance.
Trail colors on the map were off from the parking map but trail easy to follow.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing walk going counter clockwise on the trail, just be prepared for the steep up hill back.

hiking
5 months ago

A light traffic trail with nice loop to the river. Part of the trail is a long open field/road which is a little underwhelming, but overall a decent trail for a nice afternoon hike. Had my GSD off leash and she loves the trail. Great for dogs.

Easy trail. Part is just a road. The part along the river is a trail. Only a few places you can actually get out on the rocks in the river to picnic or lay out.

Lots of fun, especially along the river

beautiful!

Saw no one else! Leash free!! Beautiful river!!!

hiking
6 months ago

Next time I go I would pass the gate and stay to the right that way you are going down hill. There is a clear path but the shrubs on the side touch your legs so be aware of poison ivy. I brought my old English bulldog and he did great! He loved it! I did find a few ticks on his paws which freaked us both out, other than that we had fun. The water was nice and cool for the both of us. I ran into one biker and that was it. I would go back again.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike, trails could be marked better. Very few people on the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Great little 4 mile loop. Plenty of places to walk out in the river, even a swimming hole along the way. Only a couple of inclines. Took our dog and he loved it. There were only two other cars when we parked on a Sunday early afternoon and didn't pass a single person on our hike. This is definitely a hidden gem right outside of Ellijay.

hiking
7 months ago

Not well marked, but a clear trail. There are many side shoots at the beginning and end. From the parking area, pass the gate and choose left all the way to the river. It's beautiful. Pack a lunch and hang out at the river for an hour or two. Plenty of swimming and sunning spots. The back end of the loop follows the river for a bit. Once you're offered options again, choose right every time to loop back to the parking area. The tail end of the loop isn't as scenic, but it's a short portion of the hike and 85% is fantastic. My dog loved it. Saw very few people, he was fine roaming. Awesome day, a decent enough workout and cool and relaxing by the river. Went in late June; would be nervous in hunting season.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice river views

If you want a workout hike counter-clockwise. It was beautiful.

hiking
9 months ago

We enjoyed the relaxing walk. Its right, walk it left round to avoid tough elevation ;)
our dog got a lot of ticks

Awesome so many different aspects from the rolling hills and view walkung in to the descent down to the river. .. up through the pine forest....as us Italians say .... MADONE FAGETABOUTIT.... its a great hike ... its work ..but worth it

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