Looking for a great trail near Athens, Georgia? AllTrails has 10 great trail 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 Sandy Creek Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Dudley Park or North Oconee River Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Athens ranging from 1 to 7.8 miles and from 636 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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Beautiful lake, loved the hike. However there are NO trail markings.

Awesome trail my son and I had a great 7.8 mile hike.

One of my favorite in town hikes! I am so happy to have this right around the corner. The trials are great, but after a few days of heavy rain there may be some issues closer to the river. The garden area is lovely as well as the new children’s area.

trail running
19 days ago

Great trail for hiking and trail running. Beautiful views of Lake Chapman. Sandy Creek Park is very family friendly with many activities to offer

hiking
1 month ago

Not really a trail a short walk with Street all around you and traffic noise

Peaceful and well kept trails. The white trail has the most elevation. No dogs allowed, so leave Fido at home.

The trail was very well marked throughout the entire way. Extremely well maintained. Perfect for running as most of it is in the shade. You have many options of going off the path to get a better view of the lake.

Nice trail. Ran into a water moccasin on the trail about 5 ft long. Mile 3

hiking
closed
washed out
1 month ago

normally a great trail with a lovely boardwalk, but is currently closed due to washout from recent storms.

Nice hike by a pretty waterway. Great for a short day hike in town. The trail can get very muddy/washed out in rainy weather. The gardens are really lovely as well if you've still got some energy left for exploring after your hike.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Nice short hike next to the Bear Hollow Zoo. Lots of wildflowers in spring and interesting mushrooms and good color in fall.

Pretty trail with lots of wildlife.

closed
washed out
2 months ago

I have heard this trail is closed indefinitely due to flooding.

hiking
2 months ago

Great for the whole family. Huge beautiful beech and birch trees, really nice to see blooming in the early spring.

Solid little trail run. Some inclines, finished nicely along the River. Only reason it’s not 5 stars is because I feel like that’s reserved for Rocky Mountain trail running or something. This is just a nice quiet little place for a solid run.

Good to just get away and get centered. very easy and peaceful.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Nice halfway point access to Cook's trail off N Bluff Place

Definitely a great trail to blow some steam. loved all the hills. Beautiful view of the river and peaceful as well.

Very well kept and nice. Peaceful. Having the river running right next to it is so calming. One of my favorite trails around Athens.

blue buckeye from a mile from the lot, so 2 in total but a mile to account for total trail distance

Great Mostly Flat Trail!

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Fairly flat and not particularly scenic until about the half way mark. I’m from north GA, so I’m biased toward more mountainous terrain. Not a great hike, but would be a great place for trail running.

hiking
5 months ago

Great short trail with a creek and some small falls winding through it. Recently seems like a lot of underbrush has been cleared in the back area of the trail which is a little odd but overall still a nice walk.

I live near this trail and probably walk it at least once a week with my dog. Always a fun stroll with lots of wildlife and the lake views are great. Would recommend if you want a short walk in the woods.

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