Laural Gap via "Trace" Trail: White Blaze

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Sutallee Trace Greenspace Corridor

Laural Gap via "Trace" Trail: White Blaze is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Canton, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running.

Length7.0 miElevation gain626 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingrunningForestRiverViewsWildlifeNo dogs
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Perry Curl
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B dan
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Running

Nice quiet cool day on the trails. I didn't see anyone on the trails. It is cool with a drizzle though

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Perry Curl
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B dan
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Mike Leggett
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B dan
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Running

Awesome rainy run. The power settings on my phone turned off my run halfway through :(

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Amanda Evans
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Running

I’ve noticed a lot of you complaining about “development” negatively effecting the trail. Corps of engineers owns this land and every so often they have to clear cut due to pine beetle infestation. The loggers are actually saving this forestry. I’m family of the operation, so this information is coming to you first hand. When this is over the trail will return back to normal with time.

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B dan
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Running

New signposts at every trailhead, color coded for each trail you are on and each you cross. There are QR codes at the trails you can scan and learn about the trail system at Sutallee

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Pat Topo
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Hiking

Is good

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Donna S
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Hiking

Easily accessible parking lot. Trail seems to be recently marked slightly differently from the AllTrails map, possibly due to the area mid-way which is clear cut for development. Most of the hike was lovely. The trail is narrow in places, and a bit hard to see with the leaves down, but not too difficult to follow. Muddy in places (I didn’t expect the rain last night). Several places to cross ditches/creeks with no bridge but not too hard to do without getting your foot immersed. The end point/turnaround is in a very pleasant valley with a gurgling creek.

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Mary Albitz
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Hiking

No dogs are allowed in the park. That was not stated anywhere in trail description. Disappointed.

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Sheila Haque
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Hiking

Great for kids of all ages

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Bethina Andrews
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Kenneth Andrews
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B dan
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Running

Even more work has been done on the jug Creek side of the new trail. I went out with hand clippers today to clear up some creepers across the trail. I face planted off of some of them on Sunday.

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B dan
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Running

More work has been completed on the white trail past the church. New trail skirts the original trail through the clear cutting. Some new blazes are already in place

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B dan
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B dan
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Matt & Amanda Holloway
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Michael McCoy
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The Trace trail between Boling Park and the church has been unaffected by the clear-cut operations. The trail is intact. Originally, the first half mile of the Trace trail between the church and Huckleberry Hill had been destroyed by the clear-cut operations. This section of the trail has been relocated and rebuilt. Clear-cutting has made it more difficult to find the beginning of the trail at the church, but the trail has been restored. To find the white-blazed and green-blazed trails from the church look for pink markers set back into the clear-cut, about 50 yards from the opening at the gate. (If the church gate is six o'clock, the pink markers are at one o'clock.) The white-blazed trail still goes to Huckleberry Hill, where it opens into another clear-cut area. Efforts have been made to blaze the trail through the clear-cut, and reconnect it to parts of the trail that haven't been clear-cut. Look for stumps with white blazes on them. Alternatively, the state forestry service plowed a rudimentary fire break in the area. Once you reach Huckleberry Hill you can also find the remainder of the white trail by following the fire break to the left and down the hill. The white-blazed trail reappears at the bottom of the hill. Look for a cairn and white-blazing on the trees. As of this writing the final section of the trail to Laurel Gap has a few downed trees across the trail. The trail is still passable, however. Trail restoration in this area is ongoing. The section of the trail between the church and Huckleberry Hill has been re-blazed. Further work will be conducted once the timber harvest ends.

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Noora M
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A nice hike close to home. A few of the bridges could use some minor repairs, planning to reach out to the Troop to see if they’re able to take care of that. At about mile 2, just at the cemetery, the actual trail is pretty much gone though. There has been clear cutting in the area, and a stretch of the trail has fallen victim. We followed the logging road thinking that’s where the trail was supposed to be. It wasn’t, but we were able to catch the trail again on the other side. At this juncture there are quite a few trees over the trail, seems like as a result of the cutting. Beyond here the trail is also a lot fainter, and especially hard to distinguish with all the recently fallen trees. Some blazes are very visible, others a little less. On the way back we tried to see if we could follow the actual trail back, but at the edge of the clear cut area, it wasn’t possible as the trail was just gone and the trees with blazes cut down. When we got back to the cemetery we saw where the trail on that end should have gone, but there are all kinds of trees and brush covering it. Overall a very nice afternoon hike. Not too strenuous, or crowded.

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Leana Moss
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HikingMuddy

pretty hike by the river. nice bridges built by boy scouts help you cross in several spots. there are many side trails, watch for the white blazes

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Steve Hammond
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Walking

Pleasant and easy trail for walking and hiking. No bikes or dogs allowed.

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Sherry Wilson
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Hiking

A well cared for trail overall, however a couple of the bridges could use repair. Just a couple of boards had been broken on the edges and one bridge leaning. We ventured off the main white trail to the teal trail and found a few ares where trees had dropped and made it difficult to find our way around the mess. Overall a good day with great weather in November.

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Leigh Willmann
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HikingMuddy

This was my first trail hike and I loved it. You spend a good amount of time walking along the Etowah river and it was very nice.

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Misa Freeman
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Hiking

Not Dog friendly, but without dog it is a beautiful walk along the river.

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Ginger Snap
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Hiking

I loved this trail! Beautiful scenery and varied areas to rest. I passed around 10 people on my route. I’ll definitely keep hiking this area.

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Bill R.
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It was a nice hike along the river. The further back you go you’re basically just walking on muddy four wheeler and motorcycle trails and also dodging them.

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Julie Thom
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First to Review

Loved the trail, just hard to find the trail head. Once on the trail, all the different trails are all blazed.

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Michael Vincetic
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