Mountain Creek Lake Overlook Loop

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F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Mountain Creek Lake Overlook Loop is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hamilton, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.6 miElevation gain367 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsrunningForestViewsWildlifeFee
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F.D. Roosevelt State Park charges a $5 parking fee. You can also purchase an annual pass that is valid at all Georgia State Parks for $50.

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Donald Burgess
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Kim Hicks
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Nice wooded area with slight inclines. Come up on 10-12 deer bedding down. That was really cool.

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Jennifer Autrey
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Kelsey Cruthoff
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Very rocky and leaf covered. Muddy on the end of the trail that goes over the creek. Beautiful hike and views.

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Amb Kimb
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Loved running this trail! As with most Georgia trails, plenty of ankle rollers if you’re not watching. If I were doing it again I’d go clockwise instead of counter. Beautiful around 3:30-sunset, with the leaves down you can see the horizon for miles.

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Bill Grantham
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Beautiful trail. Well marked. Lots of leaves, roots, and rocks so trekking poles are helpful. It was a little muddy in a couple of places today but nothing to worry about. All in all a nice trail.

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Robert Nixon
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Nothing much to look at. Trail is well marked. Leaves are very thick, be careful when walking as slick rocks and hole are hidden under them

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Donald Burgess
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Connor Cox
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William Hudson
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Rhonne Goodson
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Russ Wagers
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Trail was excellent! Pine Mountain Trail Association does an Awesome job keeping trails maintained.

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Danny Mason
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Good little trail. A little rocky but some good scenery and little streams

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Jennifer Wells
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Russ Wagers
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Great trail had a few trees down from recent storm. I really enjoy FDR State Park always well maintained.

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LaShaun Lawery
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David Thornton
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A good introduction to Pine Mountain. The Overlook Loop is comprised of mIles 0 -1.3 of the Pine Mountain Trail and the Chestnut Oak trail. The two trails are bisected by Hwy. 190. The trail is rocky but with good shade and reasonably level. There are muddy sections on Chestnut Oak along the creek but many of these have boardwalks. The most difficult part of the trail is the end of Chestnut Oak leading up to mile 1.3. There is a lot of elevation gain here with steep switchbacks. The loop can be accessed from either mile 0 of the PMT, just uphill from the Callaway CountryStore or the Mile 1.3 overlook trailhead.

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Elissa Chandler
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Great hike! I would recommend wearing hiking boots, as there are a lot of rocks and roots. Trail gets narrow at points so be careful passing using social distancing. Other than that, it is a great trail. I loved the bridges.

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Craig McCloskey
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Not much to this trail but at least got some steps in.

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Manny Mwila
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Pretty easy trail. It’s very woodsy, contrary to what I was expecting, as I was hoping for a more open, scenic view.

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Duste V
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I would rate this trail as easy. Would bring my kids here. Only complaint would be road noise. Came on a weekday morning and didn’t see anyone else on the trail.

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Breni Liz
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During the winter there are no bugs but the leaves have all fallen and cover the rocks on the trail. Careful not to twist an ankle. Especially after the rain, the trail is slippery and muddy at places.

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Larry Rogers
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This is a great trail for everyone. You can start at Country Store, free parking at the store. It's not as crowded as Wolfdens Loop so you get a beautiful peaceful hike. It is a moderate trail , but can be completed easily in 2 hiyrs with frequent breaks. Bring water and snacks and enjoy your time in nature.

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Tiffany Parsons
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The park calls this trail the Overlook Loop. Beware, the park charges $4 for a trail map and there’s a $5 parking fee. My difficulty scale is based on the shoes I need. If I can comfortably wear regular sneakers, I consider it easy. If I need hiking shoes, it’s at least moderate. By my scale, this trail is moderate. The trail is narrow, rocky, and uneven. It’s very well marked and the scenery, especially at the bottom, is enchanting! It’s one of my favorites and it’s not long, but I wouldn’t recommend it for a beginner, especially one without appropriate shoes.

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Kela Hamilton
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LarrBear Ninas
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Love this trail. Love this trail especially in the rain. South side is relatively quiet and smooth with more flowering vegetation than the north side. No water sources on south side but plenty on the northeast part of the trail. Modeate is an accurate rating

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Matt Cheves
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This was a wonderful Trail for a beginner. absolutely worth it if you're in the area and I will hike it again

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Robert Ribolini
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Very easy trail for a quick hike. Well marked, with moderate traffic on the weekends.

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