Rock Dam Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Rock Dam Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Appling, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, mountain biking, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
465 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

lake

wild flowers

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike! I did this trail on my birthday and it was my best gift. I repeated the loop twice and ended up doing 12 miles that day! It’s great to see the trail from both visial perspectives. Great for dogs and the trail is appropriately marked, however, don’t leave without the map if you’re not familiarized with the trail, you might end up looping endlessly. Anyways, can’t wait to go back!

1 month ago

One of my favorite trails close to home! Wasn’t extremely difficult (I am a beginner) and many beautiful streams to cross over!

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked nice trail. Due to length and some steep sections and unmaintained stream crossings, I would not recommend it for a beginner, but it's a good hike.

1 month ago

Really well marked, be aware if it’s rained recently you’re going to get wet shoes stepping across creeks. And yes, if you are pressed for time like I was, there is an unofficial trail down the second creek, so you can clip off the last loop of the trail if you need to. Although I was really glad not snake season quite yet!
Fyi, you do have to walk down Cliatt to get to the start of this trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome views, several water crossings that allow dogs to drink and very well maintained...trail markers are very frequent and unmistakable, if you get lost on this trail, you don't need to be in the woods. Elevation gains aren't steep and long lasting, although I'd consider this a moderate trail because it is physically challenging and would not recommend for someone who is completely out of shape based on terrain alone.

2 months ago

Love it!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail that is clearly marked throughout.

camping
5 months ago

I hike this trail with my parents and dogs and found it extremely fun although my parents were worn out by the end, do not hike this trail if you aren’t experienced or have problems with your knees or any other part of your leg.

hiking
6 months ago

It was a fun well marked trail

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nice loop trail. Pretty easy, good for conditioning.

Monday, December 19, 2016

this was a beautiful trail!

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11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sunday, March 05, 2017

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Friday, November 25, 2016

backpacking
Friday, November 25, 2016

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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Monday, May 30, 2016

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

recorded Rock Dam Loop

hiking
Sunday, May 27, 2012