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Jackrabbit Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hayesville, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 259 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

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Reviews (155)
Photos (141)
Recordings (114)
Completed (319)
Payrick Moise
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Hiking

Excellent trail! Conditions today were perfect. Lots of shade. Lots of gorgeous views. Dog friendly. Bike friendly. Runner friendly. P. S. Lots of educational posts on the trail for discovering different trees, fern and bushes.

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Roger Smeds
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Hiking

Easy walk through great woods. Lake view at times. Shady (summertime). Well marked and maintained trails.

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JUAN DUPUY
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Hiking

Easy trail, not a lot of rocks or roots

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John Beaufait
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Mostly shaded soft and easy trail with excellent markings/maps and good access to water and resting/picnic spots. There are several trails but they are all different colors and well-marked. Every juncture seems to have a map. used by bikers and hikers.

Jennifer Daniel
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Hiking

Great hike today around Central Loop trail with husband, two tweens, and our dobie. Beautiful forest and lake views.

Thomas Forsberg
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Hiking

Great for a trail run! Well marked. Peaceful throughout. Full shade. Hugs beautiful parts of the undeveloped lake. If you are up in North GA and looking for a run, hike, or bike trail, this is great.

Rebecca Santamaria
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Hiking

We’re Florida people, which means two things: we don’t hike and we don’t do elevation. With that being said, this was the perfect beginner’s hike for us. The views are beautiful; it’s easy to access, and the trails are well-kept and clearly marked. We probably should have started on wooded part of the loop because it’s got a little more of incline, but it wasn’t difficult at all.

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Brian McDermott
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Hiking

Looks great for mountain biking

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Jake Black
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Hiking

Beautiful day and hike

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Kathy Menard
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Hiking

Great trail system and clearly marked with maps along the way. We walked 5.5 miles and tried to see the beaches but the lake was very full the day we went and we were not able to see them. Wish I had my mountain bike for these trails..looks like it would be an incredible place to ride!

Heather S.
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Hiking

what a beautiful place. Extremely well marked. love the variety of trails. Definitely will be back.

Jessie VanderHorst
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Hiking

So beautiful!

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Garrett Grove
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Hiking

Perfect easy trails to end a few days of “moderate” hikes and sore legs!

Todd Farmer
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Really enjoyed this hike. Well marked and maintained. Beautiful scenery of lake and mountains. Look forward to hiking it again soon.

Marcy Lemieux
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Hiking

Great hike! All the other state parks, waterfalls were closed so this ended up being an awesome find. Hiked over 5 miles and simply beautiful with everything getting green and coming into bloom. The blueish/green water looked amazing and would have loved to go for a swim if the weather was cooler.

Katie Green
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Hiking

Great trails. Lots of shade and nice views. We did about 4.1 miles today—some bikers and hikers but not too crowded. The bathrooms are closed. When the junctions are marked, they are SO well marked, but we still wandered around a bit.

Steve Marteski
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful, well maintained trail. The highlight of this trail is the various views of the beautiful Lake Chatuge, from its clear blue water to orange clay beaches, just a magnificent sight. The trail itself is easy to moderate with a few small elevation changes but no real obstacles

Jason Woody
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Hiking

I am happy I found this network of trails. The main Jackrabbit loop is a nice, easy loop. It’s relatively smooth, and the elevation changes are gradual. I’ve hiked a couple of different combinations and they all seem to be well maintained and clearly marked. I especially like that you can easily combine different trails to hike a range of distances, up to 12 miles.

Josh Farmer
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HikingIcyMuddy

Nice little trail. I use this trail to do my walking during the week.

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Dora Harper
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Hiking

Great family hike with the 3 year old!

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Danko Polny
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Hiking

Wonderful trail for solitude. No wildlife today. On your water access if you’re bringing the dog. Local town is nice. Great jump off point.

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Chris Savage
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Walking

Monta in bike /hike trail. well maintained and marked.

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sarah caveney
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Hiking

Very simple and a great trail to hike. Beware of bikers! Took my dog and she loved it!!

P Sims
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Hiking

We enjoy this hike in the winter, early spring time. It’s very well maintained and easy. And, it definitely beats the treadmill!

Dan Wade
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Hiking

This trail is excellent, I've walked it numerous times over the years and biked it also. Highly recommended if your in the area to check it out. The beach is a short spur trail from the main trail but its secluded and an amazing spot to set up a hammock and relax.

Norman Hicks Sr.
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Hiking

I haven’t been on a trail this well maintained in a really long time. Groomed may be a better word. This is even more impressive with the fairly high level of mountain bike traffic in this area, which in my experience seems to wear a trail more than foot traffic. Kudos to the trail crew out busily working on a side trail off my route, your work is greatly appreciated! This trail brought back memories of a Forest Engineering lecture I attended many, many moons ago about the use of broad based dips to route runoff across a road or trail. Whomever laid out this trail had evidently attended a similar lecture and paid attention as the trail is routed to minimize erosion. It’s always pleasant to see theory put into practice this effectively. The trails and intersections are well marked, I had no trouble navigating my chosen route. The pup and I had a very pleasant hike meeting a handful of very nice folks, many with their dogs. All in all, a most agreeable experience, thanks again to those whose hard work made it possible.

Cathy Alley
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Mountain biking

This trail is a great area to get into mountain biking. You can the day trying new trails or reversing the direction to get a different ride. I have ridden this trail in many different conditions and always find it fun and challenging!

Mary W.
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Hiking

This trail is good for hikers and bikers, total of 14 miles . I did the 3.1 white trail, it was hard packed, you saw part of Chatuge lakes peninsulas. The trail is a stacked loop design so all 8 trails are connected to a core trail , which makes it easy to build on. I really enjoyed this trail, I found myself stopping often to read the wonderful signage about all the forest landscape. What a learning experience too. Well maintained ,clean restrooms, easy to find and lots of parking.

Melessa Alley
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Running

great trail. beautiful

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