River Loop Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

River Loop Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Oak Hill, 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
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
688 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

blowdown

bugs

muddy

hiking
6 days ago

12 days ago

Saw no one else! Leash free!! Beautiful river!!!

hiking
15 days ago

Next time I go I would pass the gate and stay to the right that way you are going down hill. There is a clear path but the shrubs on the side touch your legs so be aware of poison ivy. I brought my old English bulldog and he did great! He loved it! I did find a few ticks on his paws which freaked us both out, other than that we had fun. The water was nice and cool for the both of us. I ran into one biker and that was it. I would go back again.

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike, trails could be marked better. Very few people on the trail.

hiking
26 days ago

Great little 4 mile loop. Plenty of places to walk out in the river, even a swimming hole along the way. Only a couple of inclines. Took our dog and he loved it. There were only two other cars when we parked on a Sunday early afternoon and didn't pass a single person on our hike. This is definitely a hidden gem right outside of Ellijay.

hiking
1 month ago

Not well marked, but a clear trail. There are many side shoots at the beginning and end. From the parking area, pass the gate and choose left all the way to the river. It's beautiful. Pack a lunch and hang out at the river for an hour or two. Plenty of swimming and sunning spots. The back end of the loop follows the river for a bit. Once you're offered options again, choose right every time to loop back to the parking area. The tail end of the loop isn't as scenic, but it's a short portion of the hike and 85% is fantastic. My dog loved it. Saw very few people, he was fine roaming. Awesome day, a decent enough workout and cool and relaxing by the river. Went in late June; would be nervous in hunting season.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice river views

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

If you want a workout hike counter-clockwise. It was beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

We enjoyed the relaxing walk. Its right, walk it left round to avoid tough elevation ;)
our dog got a lot of ticks

3 months ago

Awesome so many different aspects from the rolling hills and view walkung in to the descent down to the river. .. up through the pine forest....as us Italians say .... MADONE FAGETABOUTIT.... its a great hike ... its work ..but worth it

hiking
4 months ago

Enjoyed the trail. Met a friendly local at the trail head that described the paths for me since there are several from this location. The best way to make the river loop is to stay to the left. The trail will loop back and connect with another trail. Stay straight and it will lead back to the start. Be sure to have a WMA permit for this area.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

We had a great time .. Nice incline to get your blood circulating ..and just when the kids got a little tired.. A beautiful flowing river came along with fantastic rocks, that you can climb to get a closer view of the water scenery and have a little snack ! We followed the river for a ways and then a forest with fresh fall leaves on the ground came along, with a few surprise mini creeks ! Turned out to be a great day !

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

Hiked out on this one. definitely a hidden gem!

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6 months ago

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