Sweetwater Creek Red, White, and Yellow Trails

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Sweetwater Creek Red, White, and Yellow Trails is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lithia Springs, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
889 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

Civil War Ruins, Secluded Ponds, Waterfalls; listed as "difficult" due to rocky and steep terrain for short sections of RED trail. WHITE trail is mostly roadbed. Changed name from Woody's Gap which is an AT trailhead in Suches, GA on HWY60. Sweetwater Creek State Park has over nine miles of hiking trails and is located only a short distance from downtown Atlanta. The Sweetwater Creek Conservation Park was created to preserve the unique natural and cultural history of the area and this hike along the creek includes a trip to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company. The mill made clothing for the Confederate troops during the Civil War before it was burned by General Sherman in 1864. Along the creek (which looks more like a river), there are numerous overlooks including one of Sweetwater Falls located at the junction of the red and white trails.

hiking
5 days ago

12 days ago

If you take the yellow trail and jump onto the orange than finish with the yellow it is about 7.5 miles with almost no traffic and good elevation. The white trail is mainly for dog walkers but still a good trail. Black berries are just starting to ripen. Makes a good snack as long as your away from the dog trail. You can think about that one. Lol

hiking
13 days ago

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25 days ago

Great trail

25 days ago

backpacking
27 days ago

Great trail! Challenging in spots. The ruins and creek are very scenic.

hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

It was a beautiful day. It was nice to enjoy the trail fresh air and the sound of the water.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

AWESOME! Going back again soon. We did just the white trail but it is washed out near the mill ruins ... had to turn around. Can't wait to do the red trail. It offers all kinds of terrain - perfect! ❤

2 months ago

Beautiful trail if you go super early. Ran into a few runners, but they were friendly. Steep incline in the middle, so be ready!

2 months ago

So serene

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago