Explore the most popular beach trails in Georgia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Been to Panther Creek many times. Until today I’ve never gone from the Clarkesville trail head to the trail head at Yonah lake. 13.5 miles out and back. Such a great hike! Lots of stuff you have to get around but well worth it! After you pass the falls it becomes even more scenic. It also becomes much more difficult after the falls. I love it!

Very nice and scenic trail. Not much elevation change and pretty well marked. I will definitely do this trail again.

Love this trail! Great for a short hike in the woods, going to the right from the trail head marker (Homestead Trail sign) puts the lake on your right for about half the hike, the second half is then back in the woods.

hiking
10 days ago

This is a really great trail for weekend walking. We started taking my dog here when she was just a little puppy and I had to carry her for about a third of it. Now that she is over a year old she loves it and has no problem!

hiking
10 days ago

This is a long one but the waterfall at the end is well worth it. I would stay away from this trail in the hotter months if you get overwhelmed easily. Definitely pack a snack and don't underestimate this one!

Can get busy but beautiful hike. Lots of old growth. River views most of the way. Really cool vantage points along the way too. Falls are gorgeous.

road biking
16 days ago

lovely uncrowned January day! rode 14 or so miles to see beautiful Jekyll Island! just use the map at the gift shop ( before the park entrance)

Took our dog with us and did this trail with the falls on our stop at Vogel State Park. Beautiful scenery, even in Jan when we visited.

I love walking this trail so close to my house and in the city. But I walked this trail on 1/1/19 and the last really bad rain washed the wooden boardwalk so bad that it was not walkable. Peachtree creek floods really bad with all the runoff in Atlanta. It’s sad that there is such a horrible watershed issue in this area of Atlanta. But this trail brings the emergency Atlanta faces with runoff literally home.

hiking
18 days ago

Great trail. Easy in some areas, more moderate scrambles in others closer to the falls. Trail is suffering a bit with recent rain and very muddy and treacherous in a few spots. Trekking poles handy in these areas. If going in the next few days be prepared for lots of mud and slippery dead leaves on trail floor. Rewarding hike.

Sister Christine & I had one of the best days ever on Jekyll Island. Beautiful sculptures of tree roots drift wood birds and dolphins. Magical day!

Trail from the campground to the beach. Not a bad walk, but purpose driven. You would never do this unless you were at the campground and wanted to walk to the beach.

We are visiting family in the area and got stir crazy with constant rain the last three days. We literally had the entire trail to only us. To those who gave a bad review, I would say that what wasn’t well marked with signs or tree blazes was still pretty clear where the trail was. Only two glitches: at the beginning there’s a point where a brook runs into the lake and with high water was impassable. We trekked around to the road and came back down to the other side. The second glitch was where the sign says to go left but the high dam was flowing with water and also impassable. There’s a trail just to the right of that sign and if you take it it leads you straight to a bridge to cross over the creek. Beautiful day, quiet with no people, well worn trail. Glad this was available to use even with the gub-nent shut down.

hiking
24 days ago

I rate this as 5 star from the west trail head to the falls. 3 stars from the east trailhead. Treacherous beyond 2.5 miles. Not kept up and washed out.

hiking
25 days ago

Have hiked the Homestead several times and always enjoy it. Very few trouble areas and good for most all physical condition levels.

Trail begins to the left of the park visitors center and shares a couple of sections early on with the Sweet Gum trail so pay attention to signs.

About halfway through, the trail descends to water level with a nice view of the lake and a good spot for pets to take a dip in the water.

Note: We have encountered snakes sunning in the middle of the trail twice on the loop portion where the trail widens. They were non venomous snakes and we had plenty of room to navigate around them. Do not let this deter you! The hike is lovely.

A great hike. Could be dangerous in some areas.

hiking
27 days ago

camping
27 days ago

One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been! Backpacked and camped for three nights. First two nights we camped at Hickory Hill campsite in the wilderness area of the island. I was slightly disappointed that the camp sites were so close together considering they were in the wilderness section but it was ok. The last night was at Stafford campground and it was amazing! We had the whole campsite to ourselves. Saw lots of wildlife including a diamondback rattlesnake. I cannot describe how great this island is! Will definitely bring bicycles next time so we can see more of the island.

Amazing trail but dangerous. Be careful if you go and it isn’t for the faint of heart or less than optimal health and fitness! If you can endure, it is worth every single step. All 23,000

Such a nice trail, lake is gorgeous!

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great hike to help build endurance and rocky terrain experience for my well long hike of the AT in the spring.

trail running
1 month ago

1 month ago

Very nice 4.5 mile loop trail that follows along the shoreline for a good bit. Beautiful scenery and great trail to observe wildlife inside the park.

why can't dogs on leashes use these trails

1 month ago

Bright yellow blazes mark this scenic and easy to hike trail.

Beautiful!! Very easy trail!

Love this trail! It’s really great from the East trailhead at lake Yonah damn. It’s a little more difficult and much less traveled!

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked around Tallulah Gorge this morning and were a bit disappointed. Then I found Panther Creek using the All Trails app. Wow! Beautiful hike down to the waterfalls. So much better than Tallulah Gorge. This hike is a must if you are visiting Tallulah Gorge.

really muddy and beach is littered with trash. I always give my dog a bath afterwards when I let him play in the smelly river of city runoff.

This is a minor piece of the puzzle on Jekyll. Best place to camp and ride bikes in the Golden Isles. Go stay for a weekend and guarantee you will want to go back!

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