Unicoi Lake Loop Trail

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Unicoi State Park

Unicoi Lake Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Helen, Georgia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 157 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

paddle sports

walking

running

forest

lake

mountain biking
closed
12 days ago

The lake loop no longer allows bikes. Went today and it had to many people on it to bike anyway but it was posted no bikes. But good walking trail, moderate not easy. The bathrooms there are all closed fyi.

hiking
14 days ago

Unicoi State Park & Lodge Unicoi Campground Rd Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 United States

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful and very scenic trail. Fairly easy to walk. A portion of it runs right along the causeway which I did not like but other than that it wasn’t too busy and lots of places to sit and rest and take it all in.

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20 days ago

Some of the best area trails are unfortunately closed due to COVID-19, so we settled for this GA State Park hike. It is easy on kids and dog friendly with a few nice views overlooking the lake, but the highlight was seeing a Black Bear!

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fee
21 days ago

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28 days ago

It's 2 miles easy trail around lake, the trail is mostly in covered areas. Self serve parking requires $5 payment.

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1 month ago

Nice hike around the lake a few spots to hang your hammock.

Eagles!

hiking
2 months ago

great day to hike. We practiced our social distances on the trail.

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2 months ago

Not stroller-friendly, but absolutely lovely. For a small portion of the trail, you must walk along the road.

hiking
2 months ago

Really pretty lake loop.

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off trail
3 months ago

This is a trail around a very interesting, event and activity based campground. Honestly, this trail is a great marketing campaign and would be nice for a local trail run. However, I won't be adding it to my repeat list. The final stretch of this trail is on the main road and bridge over the dam. Less than lovely but may do some events here one day. Zip lines and paddle boarding would be nice.

5 months ago

Super easy nature walk around a reservoir.

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6 months ago

Great easy trail. Lot of photo opportunity.

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9 months ago

We did this trail on Thursday, September 5th, around 11:00 a.m. It is wide, clearly marked, and very difficult to get lost. We saw eight other people and two dogs. My GPS read 2.1 miles total, after the whole loop. The section along the highway/across the dam is maybe 300 meters? Not far, but noisy. There are plenty of places to stop and rest along the way, but the trail isn't as challenging as it is scenic.

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10 months ago

nice walk around the lake. last leg across dam gets hot though midday. really pretty shaded walk in the woods with lots of butterflies in early august 2019.

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11 months ago

Nice walk around the lake. Worth it if you are staying at the park otherwise just ok.

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11 months ago

Well maintained but in some places poorly marked. Really enjoyed this easy, mostly level walk. Mountain laurel we’re still in bloom, so it was beautiful.

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Sun Jun 02 2019

Enjoyed this easy trail. Shaded and follows along a beautiful mountain lake. One section goes along the highway but not for very long.

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no shade
Sun May 26 2019

Trail was nice when it was covered but walking along a busy highway was not ideal. Nice hike overall.

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Sat Apr 27 2019

gorgeous, not a fan of the stretch where you walk inside a guard rail on a main road

Sat Apr 06 2019

very nice trial did this one and bottom trail loop 5.6 miles total

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Thu Apr 04 2019

Enjoyed the hike, nice views of the lake. Not marked well in places, glad I had a map.

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Mon Apr 01 2019

Gorgeous lake trail. Look for signs after crossing over the bridge. I got a little lost for a second

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Wed Mar 27 2019

Easy loop around the lake!

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Mon Feb 25 2019

I really liked this trail. Was a loop trail which was great! Great for kids, walking your dogs, or out with your family. Pick nick benches for lunch. Win, win in my book.

Sun Jan 06 2019

Easy trail anyone could walk it

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Sun Dec 23 2018

This is a very nice, easy walk around the lake.

Thu Dec 13 2018

nice

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