Lake Zwerner (aka Yahoola Creek Reservoir)

MODERATE 51 reviews

Lake Zwerner (aka Yahoola Creek Reservoir) is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dahlonega, Georgia that features a river 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.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
613 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

muddy

rocky

Lake Zwerner Trail is a looping trail around the Yahoola Creek Reservoir at the outskirts of Dahlonega GA. Beautiful lake & amazing mountain views. The trail twists & turns around the lake & through the woods Lake Zwerner Trail is a good challenge for the casual hiker. The scenery is amazing. There are some challenging areas where the trail gets steep (50%). But to break up the hike, there are several benches, a couple of picnic areas, and two swings benches. The trail between the two parking areas is beside hwy 19. The trail north of the north parking area is gravel. The majority of the trail is packed uneven dirt with exposed rocks and roots. There are several streams that flow into the lake. The Lake is popular for fishing from the shore and from boat. You will see canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. UNG uses the lake to train their sculling team.

15 days ago

More work than I expected but it was beautiful.

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21 days ago

Great place to hike with a few sneaky little hills!

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1 month ago

The scenery is pretty rather than spectacular, and the trail has enough loose stones that I turned my ankle several times. Still, I'll be back.

Note: If you go clockwise around the lake, the last third or more is a fast, easy walk.

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1 month ago

Good trail. Couple challenging hills. Nice trail for a close workout. Very nice lake.

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2 months ago

A good workout! Lots of hills and climbing, hiking stick would be helpful. Lovely, thick, dense foliage! Well maintained. Close to town, and not far from the road but can feel very isolated. My 12 year old daughter and I walked it on a wet day and really enjoyed it. We walked counter clockwise, parking at the spill way and that might be a slight bit easier with more downhill, lots of hills either way. Not certain I would walk it alone, took about 1.75 hours and saw maybe 11 people on the trail. Had to walk on the road to get back to our car at the spillway.

2 months ago

This is such a pretty trail and has been maintained to have good drainage.

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