Best trails in Athens

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Looking for a great trail near Athens, Georgia? AllTrails has 12 great running trails, hiking trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Fort Yargo State Park or Victoria Bryant State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Chicopee Woods Park or Harbins Park . Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 10 easy trails in Athens ranging from 1 to 7.8 miles and from 557 to 780 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Athens
Top trails (12)
#1 - State Botanical Garden of Georgia White Trail
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
State Botanical Garden of Georgia White Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Athens, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
#2 - Lake Herrick and Herrick Creek Loop
Oconee Forest Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 27 m
Oconee Forest Park is a 60 acre natural area nestled behind the Intramural Fields of the University of Georgia. For more information visit: https://www.warnell.uga.edu/oconee-forest-parkShow more
#3 - Birchmore Trail
Bear Hollow
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 53 m
Birchmore Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Athens, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#4 - State Botanical Garden of Georgia Orange Trail
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 59 m
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Orange Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Athens, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a nuShow more
#5 - Drive By Truckers Trail
Trail Creek Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 45 m
Drive By Truckers Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Athens, Georgia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#6 - State Botanical Garden of Georgia Blue Trail
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 54 m
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Blue Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Athens, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used Show more
#7 - Athens Neighborhood Loop
North Oconee River Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Athens Neighborhood Loop is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Athens, Georgia. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking, trail running, and mountain biShow more
#8 - Sandy Creek Lakeside Trail [CLOSED]
Sandy Creek Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
Please note: Users have reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Note: There is a $2 entry fee.Show more
#9 - Middle Oconee River
Athens, Georgia
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Length: 5.4 mi
This is a paddle route not a hiking route. If you hike in that area you may end up in private property. Show more
#10 - North Oconee River: Newton Bridge Road to Barnett Shoals Road on the Oconee [CLOSED]
Dudley Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Please note: Users have reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
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