Looking for a great trail near Dillard, Georgia? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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 Gorges State Park or Tallulah Gorge State Park, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Dillard ranging from 0.6 to 6.5 miles and from 2,237 to 2,985 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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Great trail and it’s in great condition

Hiked up to the overlook and about 2 miles in connected with the Beegum trail. Did not see a single person on the lower part on Labor Day. Fantastic view at top. Ran back down. Upper section is rocky and lower section is much softer and less steep and very runable.

Beautiful waterfall! Great family hike with a stunning waterfall at the beginning and the end.

Definitely a moderate hike... beautiful hike. Mica litters the trail all of the way. Breathtaking views atop the observation deck. Trail is a bit confusing from the trailhead - make sure to turn right and not left.

directions are not to a trailhead. no parking other than on the side of a mountain gravel road. trail is a long hike, but overall not very difficult. many narrow paths on the trails.

This was a good hike. Did it on a Tuesday and only saw a handful of people. We passed three campsites on the way up. There are three areas to camp at the top. We were the only campers. No water at the top. Fill up at the last river crossing on the map. That is your last chance. View from top was great. No other views along the way, but the woods were pretty. We saw a big black snake, wild flowers, birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds...and large flies at the top :(. Took my old lab on the hike. It was a bit much for her, but a younger dog would have no problem.

Great trail with 2 Excellent camp spots on the way up. View on top is incredible.

We hiked this trail and really enjoyed it. The entire route is shaded. We expected it to be crowded because of the nice weather and Fourth of July weekend, but we only saw a handful of people. Moderate is a fair assessment. There is also a nice campsite about two miles in from the trailhead and another at the top.

Great little trail if you are looking for a relaxing 30 minute hike

Easy quiet trail up in Sky Valley. Runs along beautiful creek with waterfalls. 2.8 miles total. Easy and pretty flat.

no shade
off trail
over grown
5 months ago

This trail is very steep in the last part to the river. Make a right on the loop. Do not go on the loop past the river, the trail is nonexistent. Go back the way you came.

Parts of trail were super technical and steep. Amazing views from the top- the best I’ve seen. Complete 360 degree views of the mountains. Part of this trail is on a gravel road. One large bridge was damaged and we were unable to get across or go around, so had to backtrack about a mile to find an alternate route.

Good hike. Not very technical, but the last mile-ish will get your HR going if you're making good pace. Views from the top are great and worth it. Contrary to other notes, you do not need a 4WD to get to trail start, nothing but a gravel road with bumps, a Toyota Prius was parked next to my truck once we'd gotten back. Trail was in good condition, downed trees had been cut through.

We did the trail when there were patches of snow and ice but were able to maneuver around them enough to make it to the top. Amazing views! Good elevation gain. Beautiful green tunnel. Great hike.

awesome hidden away trail with not much traffic..beautiful waterfalls

Great hike which starts at a beautiful waterfall and ends at another one if you are willing to walk across a wooden plank (with two small children we were not). The ending has a pretty old building that over looks the falls. This trail is easy and starts In a country club in Sky Valley. It is a very beautiful trail but in a populated area where it is common to hear cars and trucks traveling on a near by road.

6 months ago

Nice hike. Totally clear of downed trees. As noted, fill up with water early or as I did, fill up before getting back to trailhead. View was awesome from tower on bald but gnats were thick so cut time short on summit.

Good hike ! Last mile is hard but the view at top was nice. Small waterfall right near the start. No water at the top so fill up before you climb. Trail was cleared of all blow downs. Few muddy spots but nothing to fret over. Two spots to camp before you climb and a spot at the top. We camp at the top to try get the sunrise but Mother Nature has other plans. Still had some great views and could hear church bells from the top. We found the trail to be 5.2 miles one way from were we started.

My friend and I did the full 8 miles yesterday and were concerned about downed trees before starting. They’ve since been through and cleared it all which made for a much easier hike! The waterfalls were still a little obstructed, but the trail was clear. The views from the top were amazing!

Two weeks ago, there were still 3 areas of ice on the trail. Great view from the top!

GPS will take you to an entrance for the hike that'll take you about an hour to get to the tower. I wouldn't say it's hard but definitely a work out. The view is beautiful, the clouds are right in your face. Other pluses; camping is free and the drive up in nice.

Okay so here we go I will try to be quick. We did this trail today January 11th 2019. Many people say they are hiking this trail and they are actually only doing a small portion of it. We parked on Hale Ridge Road which has parking for about 3 cars. The first mile is okay and then it was horrid with downed trees everywhere. Do NOT take anyone inexperienced on this trail right now. Go to one of the more popular starts which are shorter hikes and the trails are clear to the top. This would be an amazing hike minus all the storm debris and we were still happy with the day but I see so many people posting it’s a great hike and look at the mileage and it’s not the true 9 miles. Anyhow be aware that for a while this is twice the hike it normally is and a bit sketchy at times due to the blow down.

Nice hike and worth the effort. Not terribly difficult but challenging at times. The views were great since it was a clear day.

Great short but intense hike.

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