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

Easy trail for all skill levels. Quiet and not crowded. Beautiful view at the top

hiking
15 days ago

Nice hike - would not considerate this moderate - more like easy. 9 year son did this with no issue. View from the top is nice. Busy trails on a Sunday morning but not overcrowded.

Easy hike with a beautiful view.

No dogs allowed!

A shaded, easy hike on a clear and maintained trail. Nice views from the top.

Really peaceful and safe!
I did the full hike and wouldn’t call it “moderate”...I’m used to hiking and this trail kicked my butt. I also had quite a few slips (and one big fall) on the crumbling rock and saw other hikers struggling to keep their footing too. I can’t imagine kiddos being able to do it, but maybe if you take your time ;)
Overall, a good, challenging hike—but a little dangerous when it gets steep.

We walked the loop with a break at the seats. It was 4.3 miles and definitely moderate. We enjoyed ourselves and saw people from toddler to elderly on the trail. Though would be nice if slower moving people would slide over so you can keep your pace but not a biggie.

No dogs are allowed (Pooh!) which is why I gave it a 3, but even without my sweet dog, it was nice. I believe there are only 2 trails on the south end of the lake that do allow dogs. With the popularity of this spot I can understand why no dogs but this area in general is just not dog friendly.

Fun and easy hike. Well-marked. Great view. Lots of parking.

Easy hike to the overlook. Be mindful of people climbing below you. There are about 10 routes the climbing is easy but people throw rocks over the edge all the time.

Not a good sunrise hike, as advertised. The place is also overrun with high school kids on a Saturday morning. Views are good for Cumming, GA, but doesn’t compare to Yonah, etc.

not a bad trail but not well marked. If you cross the creek you are on the other side which is 4+ mile loop.

trail running
2 months ago

had Friday morning off work and had it to myself. it was hilly and challenging if you run all the hills. I also thought it was well marked. Seen markers every 1/10 of a mile. They climb up to 57 at the complete loop.

no dogs allowed....?!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail seems better suited to cyclists than hikers. It's very narrow in parts and I was constantly stopping to let cyclists pass. The trail was not very well marked in places. Also not much to see but the very occasional peek of lanier through the trees.

nature trips
2 months ago

Beautiful location for families looking for a playground, picnic areas, Historic bridge, and scenic backdrop, that includes water, for photos. However, no hiking trails here.

Love this hike. The view is spectacular and the hazy mountain tops are a treat to the eyes!

Great trails for families. One of my favorite ones.

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful trail with a great view. Felt safe the entire time. Only saw a few people. Just make sure you follow the signs carefully or you might end up in a different parking lot.

Fantastic easy hike. Doing the whole loop gives a decent workout. Shaded. Beautiful view at the observation deck, as well as boulders to climb around.

great easy trail for kids :) we had out of town guests and this was a perfect trail to fit everyone's skill level.

trail running
3 months ago

A great trail run! Pretty flat, beware with large groups, this is a mountain biking path first!

No dogs allowed...

hiking
3 months ago

Great family hike! Amazing view from the top.

Fun trail, dogs on a leash but some people don’t follow that rule.

there are no hiking trails here. This is however a very lovely place to swim in the river or have a picnic. There are plenty of picnic benches and paved trails to them

A decent hike that has a gradual increase in elevation. We are late 30's and early 40's. Wear your hiking boots as the rocks are plenty and so are the tree roots. You would be fine in sneakers but boots will really protect your ankles if you step wrong and your toes when you hit a root or rock. There were people of all ages on the trail from 2 years old to 75. We did the Indian Seats Trail and on the way down took the Yucca portion which connects to the Indian Seats. All told we did 4.3 miles in just about 2 hours at a steady pace and a 15 minute stop at the top. We did this hike on June 23rd at 9:00 AM. There was plenty of tree cover from the sun the entire way and a very nice breeze at the top. I would suggest doing this as soon as the park opens in the summer time because it will get quite hot. Great start to the day.

trail running
4 months ago

Fun trail to run. The direction alternates every other day and is fun either way. Looking forward to hitting it on a Mtn. bike soon, too. Oh and my dog loves it. Under canopy so not too hot and the lake is right there to cool off in afterwards.

well maintained and not too crowded if you go at the right time. Beautiful overlook

Great hike with lots of up/down winding, well-blazed trails... clearly marked which direction is biking & which direction is hiking. We went on a Saturday so lots of bikes to contend with. The gnats were not my favorite but beautiful views of the lake and secret alcoves with picnic spots and benches. There is plenty of parking and bathrooms available at trailhead. No parking fees required!

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