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Carlton, Georgia Map

Great trail. Easy hike. Dogs loved it. As did my wife and I.

Natural trail with parts along side the river. Its almost easy with a small elevation. Water is in the river is refreshing.

Nice, peaceful trail. A good stroll on the woods.

This was a nice hike with the exception of the downed trees. Be careful climbing over and around. Its refreshing to be able to dip in the creek after the hike in the humidity!

horseback riding
7 months ago

Gorgeous trails. The shorter loop is great for schooling youngsters or taking it easy in the older horses, and there's a picnic area on another loop with a water pump and hitching posts.

$5 for parking and the trail is well kept. Waterfall is gorgeous that leads to a pool where my dog was able to swim without worrying about the current.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Went here with my 10yo daughter and had a lot of fun. Trail is nice...pretty easy but definitely wear good shoes. Was great to play in the water after

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Great area for photography and a short hike. When I went the area was also very busy with people using the river for tubing and hanging out. Parking looks to be limited but I got there early so I didn't have to worry about it. Also it is $5 to park.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Great swimming!

trail running
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Main trails are pretty cool but short. Good relaxing run. I'd avoid horse trails if running. Pretty at parts but too much mud and uneven ground due to horse traffic.

Amazing... beautiful... peaceful.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

This is such a wonderful, well kept trail.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Beautiful scenery, water was amazing to wade in... trails were very nice... well kept. great day..

Friday, July 29, 2016

I took my day campers here and they absolutely loved it!!!

mountain biking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Rode the shorter trails didn't really care for them. Drove up to Payne's Creek had a blast.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Great trails...... Go on both sides of the river. Don't both with the trail across the street unless u have young children. I will go back again!! I did 3.5 mi and took an 1hr nap n the hammock. Great day!!

The water is the main attraction, fit for swimming or laying out on the rocks! There's a mossy rock perfect for sliding down in the middle of the river! Kids and dogs love it. The trail is short and easy and shaded

Went here Easter Day. Took my oldest son and dog. We parked in the parking lot where the Beaver dam loop head starts. That particular trail was 1 1/2 miles and not very interesting. Looped back and took the other trail towards the bridge and it was short. Bridge is neat, waterfall is beautiful and the rock shoals are picturesque. There is a trail straight off the bridge near the pavilions that follows the river half the way. Beautiful place. That trail is 2 1/2 miles. Then if you go over the bridge to the other side, there are a couple more trails. The hikers only trail doesn't seem much of anything. Starts out on a boardwalk type thing that looks over the water. KEEP GOING! There are really no markers on any of the trails, but for this one, just walk where you clearly see people have been through there. It's very narrow and pretty thick brush. You can go down on sand banks and play in the water where the rapids are not rushing. It's secluded and beautiful!! We did a total of 8 miles scaling the banks and climbing on river boulders and exploring. Definitely going back here.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

This park is very much off the beaten path, so it's not too crowded. The covered bridge was beautiful to look at up close and we could see lots of kids (and adults) swimming in the falls below. The trails are fairly easy but not well marked. We got turned around a time or two but weren't too concerned about it since we were enjoying the hike. Getting a map at the ranger station might be helpful, though.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The park is nice and the trails are scattered but there isnt much in the way of navigation towards the path beginning. You have to really find them by small markers that are not very visible but the map at Visitor center helps. The Ranger is a tad dry and young. The trails were good and mostly clean. Not many folks out hiking so it was fun and quiet. There are 3 trails that total up to 6 miles in hiking.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

2.5 mile trail. Easy Loop. Starts/Ends near historic covered bridge with excellent viewing from rocks. Also a great point for wading in, picnic. Tables, grills, pavilions, restrooms. Park entrance fee. Other shorter hiking trails in the park near this one.

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