Sweetwater Creek Red and White Trail Loop

MODERATE 18 reviews

Sweetwater Creek Red and White Trail Loop is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lake Estates, Georgia that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
295 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

waterfall

wildlife

historic site

The route starts on the White Trail and winds all the way around to Jack's Hill, then circles around to the waterfall, and back up to the Ruins on the Red Trail back to the trailhead.

hiking
47 minutes ago

The red part of the trail is rough. There were parts that I didn’t think I could climb, and was kind of scared to frankly. In those parts the best thing to do is to look for easier ways to get around the rocks, which there usually are a few. I saw many people with dogs and small children hiking along this trail and I felt sorry for the poor things. I know some parts are not that possible for small children or dogs to climb, so if you plan on walking the whole red trail- go alone.
That being said the view is phenomenal at its best point. It’s totally worth it to walk the first part of the red trail. I know I would do it again.
The white trail was a joyride compared to the first part, and was a much more enjoyable time. A soft breeze blew as I climbed higher on the large mountain, and you’re able to see the river from a new perspective.
Overall I had a great time on the whole trail and plan to return soon. Have a great hike! :)

2 months ago

Fairly easy trail with a handful of moderate rocky inclines. Mostly well-marked and easy to follow with some gorgeous spots to sit by the water. Red trail was very highly trafficked on the day we went, with the white trail was much quieter.

2 months ago

Great day for a hike. Steep trail after mill but white trail back to visitors center nice and enjoyable

hiking
3 months ago

Solid trail. Took Red to White to Green to White for a 3 mile hike. Red trail has some moderately challenging parts, mostly climbing tree roots, rocks and steps along the picturesque creek. White and green trails are quite easy after ascending.

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