Best trails in Gainesville

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Looking for a great trail near Gainesville, Georgia? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking 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 Amicalola Falls State Park or Tallulah Gorge State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Buford Dam Park or Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 10 easy trails in Gainesville ranging from 0.8 to 13.5 miles and from 1,082 to 1,276 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Gainesville
Top trails (16)
#1 - West Lake Trail to East Lake Trail
Chicopee Woods Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
There is a $5 daily parking fee or you can purchase a $50 annual pass. Dogs are PROHIBITED on this trail Monday - Friday and are ALLOWED on leash only Sat - Sun.Show more
#2 - Tortoise Trail to Copperhead Gap Trail to White Tail Trail Loop
Chicopee Woods Park
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Length: 13.5 mi
There is a $5 daily parking fee or you can purchase a $50 annual pass. Show more
#3 - White Tail Trail Loop
Chicopee Woods Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
This is more meant for mountain biking. Please be wary of bikes if you choose to hike this trail. There is a $5 daily parking fee or you can purchase a $50 annual pass.Show more
#4 - West Lake, Bridge, and East Lake Trails Loop
Chicopee Woods Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
There is a $5 daily parking fee or you can purchase a $50 annual pass. Dogs are PROHIBITED on this trail Monday - Friday and are ALLOWED on leash only Sat - Sun.Show more
#5 - Gainesville College Bike Trail
Gainesville, Georgia
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Gainesville College Bike Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gainesville, Georgia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#6 - Don Carter Hiking Trail Loop
Don Carter State Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
This loop follows the green, yellow, white, and pink blazed trails.Show more
#7 - Dunlap Trail
Chicopee Woods Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
There is a $5 daily parking fee or you can purchase a $50 annual pass. Dogs are PROHIBITED on this trail Monday - Friday and are ALLOWED on leash only Sat - Sun.Show more
#8 - North Hall Park
North Hall Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
This trail has two sections. One is a flat loop around a pasture and the other is a typical North Georgia style trail of easy to average difficulty. These trails are extremely well maintained and usedShow more
#9 - Dog Creek Inner and Outer Loop
Don Carter State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
The Dog Creek Trail at Don Carter is part of the equestrian trail system but the system is also open to foot traffic. The loop has a few steep climbs. There are three or four spots where a bridge crosShow more
#10 - Bethel Park Loop
Bethel Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 29 m
Bethel Park Loop is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gainesville, Georgia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkingShow more
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