Hitchiti Loop Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Hitchiti Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gray, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
410 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

scramble

The Hitchiti Nature Trail follows Little Falling Creek, then the Ocmulgee River, then loops back to the trailhead on gravel roads that usually are closed to vehicles.

hiking
28 days ago

The first 2 miles are very scenic as you walk along the creek for a good part of the trail. where the creek meets the ocmulgee river there are some large flat rocks you can lay out and enjoy the view and let your dogs play in the water. TURN AROUND though at that point as the trail becomes too overgrown to hike safely. someone put a pink ribbon in a tree, I wouldnt go past that.

walking
1 month ago

The trail was very overgrown. My friend and I couldn't finish it because we couldn't tell where the trail was so we had to turn around. Beautiful trail other than that.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike, very picturesque along the water. Several downed trees near the river make the trail hard to follow for about 1/4 of a mile. Otherwise, It was a great hike that I plan to do again soon.

trail running
4 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Good place to spend the day.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail had everything that we enjoy in a trail--some ups and downs, riverside hiking, rocks and beautiful trees. The 4.5 mile loop was moderately difficult. There is a spot about halfway along the trail where downed trees cause you to think you're at the end of the trail. Go around them and look for the white trail marking and you can complete your loop. Highly recommend this trail. Be sure to take some water.

8 months ago

Very quiet trail, easy, and close to home. My daughter and I hike up to the white trail and discovered the boulders. had a litte adventure!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Good trail. Almost got lost at the end due to fallen trees.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

It is a nice quiet trail. Leads straight to the river, so you can cool off and relax on some of the river rocks. The ticks are absolutely terrible during the summer so definitely wear long socks and bug spray!!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Love this trail!

hiking
Monday, February 15, 2016

hiking
Sunday, December 27, 2015

Adventureous

hiking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

Hitchiti Trail has over the last few years been allowed to become derelict. It is actually a highly popular hiking destination being only a 20 minute drive from Macon. However, in recent months use has declined because the Georgia Forestry Commission has apparently abandoned it. For years there was a ranger assigned to the trail who would help organize educational hikes. It is extremely disappointing that such a wonderful resource has been allowed to disappear in this way. We need some citizens willing to bring this matter to the attention of our public officials.

trail running
Monday, August 17, 2015

Overall, the trail offers some serene hiking and it has potential, but because of its seclusion, it doesn't get enough foot traffic to keep the trails clear.

We hit the trail in mid-August and ran into some problems following the trail. The first 2 miles were tight, but could be followed if we paid close enough attention. However, after the trail hits the Ocmulgee river, it turns back into the woods and at this point, becomes difficult to follow. There is substantial overgrowth and the markings here difficult (impossible?) to see. Instead of making the full loop like we had hoped, we ended up abandoning it at this point and using the service roads to go around to the other side.

hiking
Monday, February 16, 2015

Enjoyable hike just remember that if you go in June carry tick protection and a walking stick to remove spider webs from the trail. (or let someone else lead the hike)