Looking for a great trail near Athens, Georgia? AllTrails has 11 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 9 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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Excellent winter hike. Well marked, not busy for a Sunday afternoon. Would rate it moderate. Costs $2/person to enter the park.

White + Blue Trail because of River Trail flooding.

washed out
18 days ago

Great beginner running trail. Most the trails are clear, so it’s easy to not get tripped up on the trail. If you’re not careful, you can get mixed up between trails, but they all connect so it’s not too hard to get back on track.

Not all that much to look at in the winter but lots of trail options within the White trail.

off trail
over grown
private property
washed out
1 month ago

Not sure if I found the right trail or not but Google Maps will bring you near Ben Burton Park but the trail on that side of the river goes under the bridge and into some backyards. The trail eventually ends way before the end point (maybe only 1/4 of the way through). If there is another trail that was not the one I found I will update this review.

Just out to field test some new rain gear. A surplus Turkish poncho with arm and leg gaiters. Not terribly bad, but I was damp by the time we finished. I don’t think there is anything out there which can keep you truly dry while hiking in the rain, not if you are working up a sweat. Willow had a neoprene sport dog vest ( the kind of thing you might see on a retriever in a duck blind) under her harness. It’s the same sort of stuff wetsuits are made from. She looked a bit damp underneath in places when I pulled it off, but it should have helped to keep her core warm on this 41 degree, rainy day. One of our favorite local trails, even in the rain.

One of my favorite trails for taking an easy pace and clearing my head. The app told me I was off trail pretty regularly, but I’m fairly certain I was not. I followed the blazes provided by the park the entire way.

One of these days I’m going to run this trail the right way and get that “Verified Complete” badge, but not today. I think I have finally gotten it sorted out though. You have to take all the blue blazed trails on the far side of the lake from the entrance and then follow the road up from the dam, rather than taking the trail. A glorious day for a hike with my dog, almost too warm in the afternoon. A tee shirt and ball cap kind of day and it’s almost December. It’s amazing how quickly I can move on flat ground after spending so much time in the mountains.

3 months ago

I would absolutely recommend this trail. Very easy with great scenery. It is partially open at the moment due to some damaged boardwalk from flooding but my pooch and I just did the entirety of it (from one end to the other and back again = in and out trail) in just under 3 hours. Could def take longer stopping for pictures or picnics, etc. Today we saw great blue herons, herds of deer and more squirrels than my hound could handle. Lots of other birds to see too if you’re a watcher. Enjoy!

Beautiful gardens and a great trail thru the woods and by the river. I registered 5.0 miles for the white trail plus the walking I did inside the gardens. Highly recommend- trail is not strenuous.

I’m not a big fan of the way this trail was initially laid out. It may be fine for riding bikes but it’s less suitable for walking with a dog (no sidewalks, dense traffic, that sort of thing). Willow and I hiked from the Allen House at Sandy Creek Nature Center down to the railroad trestle on the newly opened section of the North Oconee Greenway and back. Lots of bike traffic, some of it moving a bit fast for my taste, but we managed without incident. I’m not sure what the hairpin at the bottom on the original recording is all about, I’m pretty certain the greenway never went that way and I wasn’t about to take my dog that way, so we went on down to the trestle instead. Not a bad walk, but I could have used a set of eyes in the back of my head to keep an eye out for speed demon spandex cowboys.

If you want to shit your pants and get lost while looking for your car, this is the trail for you. Highly recommend.

Awesome for long runs that you need to loop for water refills around 6.5 miles.

Had so much fun yesterday walked the whole white trail . Great place to enjoy nature. So pretty . Love all the new features like the kids park and now the art museum is being built

4 months ago

This is a great in-town nature walk that connects five points with Bear Hollow Zoo and Memorial Park. Your not out in the middle of nowhere but it’s nice to get out into nature while in the city and grab a beer in 5 points at the end. It’s private land that was developed and donated to the city. Good for families.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Nice trails couple jump lines mixed in

Nice walk. Some inclines if you choose the wood trails. Not marked so definitely easy to get turned around. Some Hwy noise in the background but we did did enjoy it.

Today was just an off day for me. I’ve enjoyed this hike a lot more in the past, maybe I’m just getting old. It wasn’t really hot today, but the humidity was way up there and I’m walking on a broken pinkie toe

I LOVE this trail as a short hour long hike. The views are beautiful and you can enjoy the gardens after:)

We did a 10 mile hike with our scouts today. It was awesome

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