Lake Zwerner (aka Yahoola Creek Reservoir)

MODERATE 33 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running 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

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

muddy

rocky

Lake Zwerner Trail is a 3.45 mile 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.

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2 months ago

Love this hike! Beautiful scenery. Good workout but still enjoyable.

2 months ago

Nice hike

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Challenging run loop.

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very nice hike-

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