Paynes Creek

EASY 37 reviews
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Paynes Creek is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hartwell, Georgia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
652 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

lake

hiking
30 days ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

Good hike

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail, well maintained. Do both this trail and Heartbreak Ridge to get a Boy Scout 10mi. Follow the "traffic" signs and watch out for bikers.

hiking
5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail, a lot of exposed roots.

7 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

This is my favorite place to bike.

mountain biking
11 months ago

The reason why I gave this trail five stars is because it is a true diamond in the rough, relative to the area (set your expectations as this is not western North Carolina). There are very few true mountain bike trails in this area and I was expecting a lot less before visiting for the first time. This trail makes the best of the limits of the area. It's well-maintained, nice and flowy and plenty long - about 9 miles if you do both sections. It has views of the lake from multiple areas on the trail. Given that it's pretty far from major city centers like Atlanta, it gets moderate to light traffic. Since I found the trail, I use it for both mountain biking and trail running on a regular basis when I'm at my lake cabin which is nearby.

mountain biking
Friday, September 23, 2016

Fast clean well planned banks great campground

mountain biking
Friday, September 23, 2016

10 MILES OF FAST CLEAN TRAILS.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

backpacking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Gorgeous trail. Watch out for bikers! You can really make the trail as long as you want. Keep an eye out for the pieball whitetail deer!

backpacking
Monday, August 01, 2016

trail running
Friday, June 10, 2016