Athens Regional Park Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Athens Regional Park Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Athens, Tennessee and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.1 miles
196 feet

dog friendly


mountain biking


nice hike, good for those afraid of complete wilderness, more for mountain bikes This trail was created for mountain biking, but is open to hikers. The start of the trail is a short steep section with a couple of switch backs. The trail splits at the top, both ways are about the same distance and they come back together shortly. The trail the follows the ridge until it gets to a radio tower, then starts back down toward the creek. here it splits again. you can either choose downhill (better for hikers) or Roller Coaster(great for bikers). At the bottom, you follow the creek. this is the highlight of the trail. You follow the creek all the way back close to the parking lot. This is the most senic part and makes it worth hiking again.

4 months ago

Nice hiking trail with some hills, part of it along the creek. We clocked it at 2.4 miles from the parking lot.

6 months ago

good trail

9 months ago

awesome trail, great to get the heart rate up.

9 months ago

Great trail for exercise!! I'd pick this trail any day over a treadmill.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Nice park trail. Includes hiking around a pond, near a creek, and through nice trees.

Friday, June 23, 2017

I've walked this trail countless times; I like it because it gets me in the woods only a few minutes from the house. After climbing the first little bit and getting in the woods you can hear more birds and breeze than traffic. I just do the woods/steeper section down to the creek and then turn around; the flat section does nothing for me. Some wildflowers in the spring (trillium, may apples) and some nice hardwoods.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

This is a nice mountain style, hike in the city. the trail is nice with ups and downs. it is a good hike, when you don't have time to go to the mountains.

Friday, March 24, 2017

This is a perfect trail for a light workout. I use it often.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Took Cub Scouts in 2016. Great trail and I would rate it Easy.

mountain biking
Thursday, February 02, 2017

Not laid out well , lot of roots

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

It was just like taking a walk in a little wooded area and then some of it is wide open. If you are looking for easy with kids or just a little exercise then this is great. Not what I call hiking though.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Kinda boring. Fine for a little exercise but not much to see.

Monday, August 15, 2016

very strenuous hike, but worth the effort.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

It was amazing and the scenery is beautiful

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Love to find out they are adding new things, haven't been since last year and they added a little at the top :)

mountain biking
Friday, May 06, 2016

Lots of tree roots to avoid at the beginning. Really fun downhill and multiple trails

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Moving here from CA im use to big mountains and long hikes. This is a pretty easy hike steep in the beginning then flat and down hill the rest of the way. It's conveniently placed in the center of Athens, so it's nice that we have something close.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Great day hike. This trail is over 3 miles and covers the outer area of the park. It has plenty of tree area and the trail is well maintained. The creek at the half way point is a nice place to stop for a quick picnic and the water is clean. The duck pond towards the end of the trail is a nice addition. Compared to most trails it is not a single destination trail but coupled with other things in this area it makes for a great day trip or weekend visit. The trail is mild and is good for all ages.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I've done a couple loops on a bike and its not bad/not great. If your local its great for a quick ride or a nice walk in the woods.

Nothing special in the views dept., but gets a good nature "fix" without the isolation of more remote wilderness. Kudos to a small town city park system for providing an actual non-paved trail experience.

mountain biking
Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tough incline when you start the trail. Fun, good downhill. Would recommend it for beginners.

mountain biking
Thursday, May 31, 2012

This trail is not well marked at all. It is covered with off shoots that are dead ends. I road it twice in a little under an hour searching most of the side trails each time. It wasn't a total let down though. Some sections are really fun. If you like roots and stutter bumps you will love this trail. There is a nice little drop at the end of a small downhill run. Unfortunately you will miss a fun section of the trail if you choose to make the small drop. Be aware that a barbed wire fence runs next to one corner. It is only a few feet away and it is a moderately fast section. I would only recommend it if you live locally. It's not really worth driving to.

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