Dowdell Knob Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews
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Dowdell Knob Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Warm Springs, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

over grown

rocky

1 month ago

Great Trail, super views.

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
2 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
2 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!

hiking
3 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!

hiking
6 months ago

This trail had some great views and great history.

7 months ago

A great trail with a lot of history. Be sure to go to the highest point and see the statue of Franklin Roosevelt. The trail is well blazed; however, you will go from Blue to White on the blazes. This is a bit confusing. we loved it overall.

hiking
Saturday, February 11, 2017

4.3 mile trail, turned to right in valley section and crossed road. After crossing creek go left up onto the small ledge area. Trail isn't marked very well after crossing creek, and there is a well used trail to the right. Maybe next time I'll go the right just to see where it goes.

hiking
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Definitely would recommend for anyone !!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Challenging for a beginner. Pay close attention to trail markers and your step. It's easy to trip on rocks. Pretty views up top and creek in ravine.

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Kids Loved it - great views for Mid GA!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good. Narrow trail. Has several great views that you can stop and enjoy.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Really enjoyed the beautiful view from Dowdell Knob

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Easy hike. Rocky in some areas so watch your step. It has some nice views.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Pine mountain is a great place but unfortunately there isn't much to see for wildlife or plant diversity on fdr state park anymore due to fire suppression. There are some old longleaf pine that are pretty neat but most of the forest is very young and thick, it would be a beautiful place if it was getting burned like it needs, the PMTA does a great job maintaining the trails but a great disservice meddling in park management.

The trail stays mostly up on the ridge line, it is uneven/rocky ground in places but is otherwise an easy walk. Expect ticks in the summer. In the winter there are nice views when the leaves are off.

walking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Overrated but of historic interest in that FDR used to stay there. Can see a statue of him there. Could run this trail in my opinion.

hiking
Friday, November 28, 2014

Nice hike..rocks and stumps got me a couple of times (they hide well under the fresh falling leaves) ..some nice views..

hiking
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Honestly nothing too spectacular about this hike. Some nice views but we prefer Wolfden Loop because of the waterfalls. Some moderate sections but not too bad.

hiking
Sunday, March 03, 2013

An moderately easy hike. Trail is well-marked. If traveling clockwise around the loop, the last mile is nearly all uphill. The trail is clear, but there was a huge blowdown through the pass. The Brown Dog Campsite looks inviting. Nice vistas.

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