Sprewell Bluff Trail

EASY 38 reviews

Sprewell Bluff Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Thomaston, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 252 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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11 months ago

Great trail, I really enjoyed it. I combined the blue trail, Widowmaker, new pink trail, and longleaf trail to create a 6.3 mile loop. Not heavily crowded. Great views of the Flint River. Trail is well-maintained. Dog friendly. This park was shut down by DNR and the county leased it for 50 years to keep the park open and are doing great things with it.

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11 months ago

this trail was awesome, specifically widowmakers trail. theres 2 different ones a 1.5 mile loop and then widowmakers which is about 5 miles. now I'm not sure if its 5 miles 1 way or 5 miles roundtrip, but we felt as if it was 5 miles one way. I would rate it as moderate the first half and difficult the second half. make sure your more than a beginner hiker for the widowmaker trail, it's not for the faint of heart. great county park, cute trading post with shirts, mugs etc.

Mon Apr 23 2018

Easy, short hike!

Sun Dec 03 2017

This trail was awesome for our kids they had a blast!!

Sun Nov 12 2017

This trail is no longer marked. The park does not use this trail any longer but we followed the All Trail and had a blast. We totally went back in in marked territory but the views were amazing and we found deer beds by the river. Great day.

hiking
Sun Feb 12 2017

This place was really cool. They have about 6 miles of hiking trails they were currently blazing them this morning as they are expanding the hiking in the area. The man I talked to said it would be done by March 2017 how ever you can hike on them now if you want. They have a trail called the "widow maker" it is around 3 miles and steep terrain with great river views. It is located right by the store or "trading post" as its labeled you can park there and hike this trail.

hiking
Fri Oct 28 2016

We took our girls and hiked down to the water. I was disappointed there weren't more trails. I liked it the trail, but didn't love it.

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Mon Sep 26 2016

We did the upper trail last summer...pretty easy over all and good for a short hike to pass a few hours. I've loved sprewell bluff since I was a little girl. I will always go back home and hike it.

hiking
Wed Jun 29 2016

nice, beautiful hike on a fall afternoon. very scenic with the changing colors of the trees and the backdrop of the Flint river.

fishing
Mon Aug 03 2015

Depending on whether you go up river or down makes a big difference. Downriver is called the longleaf loop trail. It is really pretty with views of the river and park, it follows a little stream up the mountain past an old moonshine still and two old cabins, you can still see the rock piles from the chimneys, one chimney has crumbled but the other has an intact base. It's pretty neat to imagine what life must've been like for these early settlers to the area. There is a nice rock bench up top with a view that is great for contemplating life. It is open and grassy up top with neat wildflowers (especially in sept/oct) and great birdwatching especially in the spring. It loops back down to the river and has good fishing access along the river, lots of neat ferns and irises, little springs coming out of the hillside, and cool rock outcrops along the river. The dnr is still managing this area even though the county runs the park and they burn these woods every few years. This loop is maybe 1.5 mile with one long climb up/down the mountain on either end. It is short but could be called an easy hike except for the climb. Up river the trail stops by a couple nice overlooks and runs upriver mostly in the floodplain (except for one short but steep climb just past the overlooks). In the spring the wild azaleas bloom and it is really pretty. Three spur trails head up hill and tie into the road you drive in on so you can't do it as a loop upriver. Depending on how far you go you can turn this into a 2 mile hike round trip. Like the downriver trail it is generally easy except for the climb. Hopefully the county recognizes how great Sprewell bluff is and leaves it mostly natural. You can't improve on perfect!

hiking
Tue Dec 09 2014

Overall improvements have made it more appealing.. The trail is poorly marked.. Not a bad way to spend a couple hours.. :)

hiking
Sun Jan 19 2014

Not a bad hike. Did not find any blazes but they're not really needed as it's a loop. $5 parking unless you are a Friend of Ga State Parks member. They are working in cleaning up the area and building some new structures. 01/19/14

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