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Jackson Hill Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rome, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 164 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Walking Forest Wild flowers Wildlife Historic site
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Historic Jackson Hill was the location of Fort Norton, an earthen fortification system which defended Rome during the Civil War. During the Great Depression, the area was redeveloped by the Works Progress Administration, which included the Rome Civic Center, an amphitheater (now the Labyrinth of Rome), several rock bridges and more. Today, winding trails provide a quiet getaway just blocks from Downtown Rome. Outdoor exhibits include the Boswell Cabin Trailhead, a cotton gin, replicas of Civil War-era cannons, the Noble Brothers Foundry Lathe and a Corliss Steam Engine. Interpretive markers tell the story of the Civil War in Rome. Parking is available in the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center parking lot.

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Russ White
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Hiking

Had to walk it twice . App didn't record the first time.

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Tyler Lahti
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Running

Nice group of trails. I ran this mid-long run. I had trouble following exactly what’s recorded here, but there are plenty of good options. Check out the cannons and other stuff by the visitors center

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JESSICA BURNHAM
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HikingBugs

Right in the middle of Rome is this great system of trails. We tried to follow the red map on the app but it didn’t really follow the trail and we got turned around but just followed the general direction back to the start. Shaded the whole trail and good dirt path that is well maintained.

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Emre Taskale
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Hiking

Good place to walk dog

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darlene brown
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Hiking

Not well marked. I walked almost 2 miles, made it back to the car but I never finished the trail. enjoyable hike though.

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Austin Moore
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HikingMuddy

Really pretty, can be confusing

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Christina Stephens
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HikingMuddy

Fun little trail but needs more & better signage!! Easy to get lost or on different trails!

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Christina Haynes
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took my kiddos, we had a blast!!! hours of fun walking enjoying nature. whatever was blooming smelled amazing!! 5 stars

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Kim Meadows
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great rolling trail in the middle of town. really enjoyed reading the history at the beginning.

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andrea mathis
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Hiking

Love the bike trail that runs around the hill. Shady and quiet. You would never know this is in the middle of town.

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Felix Garroni
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Walking

Be carefull... although it`s supposed to be an easy short loop, due to the lack of signs it`s also easy to get lost, specially if you don`t have much time before the sunset. I actually got lost and luckily some minutes before getting dark I run into a street and followed my instint and walked for about 10 minutes down the street until I found the parking lot.

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Preston Lewis
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HikingBlowdown

Nice trail close to town. Found one large tree down. Trailhead has tributes to DeSoto, Gen S G French, Gen J C Davis, Federal occupation of Rome, Eli Whitney’s cotton gin, Corliss steam engine, Boswell cabin, and the Noble machine shop lathe.

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Alexis Bandin
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HikingScramble

I would recommend for there to be more signs and arrows throughout the trails because you can easily wonder to another trail or off trail without even recognizing you did that.

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Alice Towe
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HikingOff trail

There are two trails. The main trail is very easy on a wide gravel path. The second trail is narrower and a little bumpier and definitely longer. Most of the time they run alongside one another so you could hike between them. Both are beautiful and worth hiking. You can still hear planes, trains, and automobiles, but it's very wooded and a nice getaway in the middle of town. I was on it on a Sunday around 3pm and I was the only person on the trail.

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Cynthia Eason
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Great place to feel away from it all, in the middle of town. Don't let the signage fool you though. At the trailheads along the road it looks like everything will be well marked, but there are tons of winding trails in close proximity and none of them are marked at all once you're in. You can easily stay lost on the dirt trails for hours. When in doubt take the gravel or paved roads you will cross, back to the nearby business and Civic Center.

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Abby Bynum
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Hiking

I thought this trail was very interesting. But they could use a few more signs up to direct you onto the correct trail. A lot of forks in the road and no signs to tell you which way to go.

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Jeremy High-horse
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Walking

Decent trail with lots of history in the surrounding area. At the very top of Jackson Hill is the old city water reservoir. Once upon a time, before the city welded the hatches shut, you could climb the ladder down inside. It was cave-like with a constant, comfortable temperature.

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Richard Crowder
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Hiking

This has numerous trails off of this main out and back trail. One could easily do 3 or 4 miles in the area. They are clearly marked with a couple of loops and a out and back.

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Grennan Goes Hiking
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Hiking

Great trail. Well worn. Saw a few others including some bikers. Some good history on the trail including Civil War and the old water works.

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Andrew Jones
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nice walking trails. pretty scenery and vegetation. No big view from the top, but it is relatively secluded. you could spend an hour or several hours here.

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Mila Moreira
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Our first time and we loved it.

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Brett B
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Hiking

Historic Jackson Hill was the location of Fort Norton, an earthen fortification system which defended Rome during the Civil War. It has several trails to choose from, all very easy to get to and to hike. Today, winding trails provide a quiet getaway just blocks from Downtown Rome. Outdoor exhibits include the Boswell Cabin Trailhead, a cotton gin, replicas of Civil War-era cannons.

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Eric Vaughn
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Hiking

Nice in town hike. Several different intersecting trails are located here. Mountain bikers and hikers share these trails.

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Karen Nix
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Good trails, marked and easy to follow. Will go again!

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Jeremiah Barton
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nice quick loop near downtown rome

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Kathleen Hughes
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Valencia Blake
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B Maria Cranford
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Kimberly Davis
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Emre Taskale
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