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Hamilton, Georgia Map
24 days ago

Hamilton did a great job with this paved walking trail it has quite a few inclines. I came at around 8:30 in the morning and there are probably 10,000 crickets singing as I walked

This was a wonderful Trail for a beginner. absolutely worth it if you're in the area and I will hike it again

Very easy trail for a quick hike. Well marked, with moderate traffic on the weekends.

We thru hiked the trail over the weekend. The trail is beautiful! We saw tons of wildlife and flowers.
If you are not able to climb up and over rocks then I do not suggest thru hiking this trail but if you can it is worth it!

***If thru hiking bring water filter and water purification drops, some of the water sources looked disgusting and smelled like rotten eggs but others were perfect. Just be prepared!

Great Backcountry camping site. We did 5 the first day, 15 the second, and 3 the third. It would be a great overnight hike for advance trekkers and training for the an AT thru. Okay for first timers if broken up different then what we did. It does have some challenging ascends for first timers.

6 months ago

great trail for beginners.

trail running
7 months ago

Great Trail! Parked in the lot across from the country store and walked to the trail head which was about 200 yards up on the right. The trail starts off a bit rocky but not bad at all. I wore Altra Superior 3.0 without rock plates and I was ok. It may have been a little better with them. The trail is very well marked in my opinion. There are mile markers every mile. They were a little short according to my Garmin but not enough to matter. However, my Garmin may have been lagging. By the markers I ran 10 miles, by Gamin it was 9.8. There are blue markings on the trees to guide you between markers. Elevation gain was around 1200 feet over the 10 miles. I did a 5 mile out and back beginning at the 0 mile marker. The veiws are pretty good. There are trails that break off the main trail that are also marked. Around mile 3 there is a Ranger Station and a map. It explains that you need to pay to park and uses the good ol' honor system box. However, there were no forms. I guess that's for parking in the park. Expect leaf coverage and roots. There is a very small stream crossing in the first few miles. It may have been 4 feet across. I ran the trail on Monday morning and I had the place to myself. Be careful because you will cross the road a few times. The trail is very easy to find again. I will be going back to this jewel again for sure.

8 months ago

One of my favorite backcountry trails to take my scout troop. We backpacked from the Ranger Station (mile 4ish) to the TV tower (mile 23) with a couple of small side hikes (Dowdell Knob overlook). Lots of options and different mileages for backcountry camping and also lots of water for filtering/treating. Some great views (Dowdell Knob), rolling elevation (see cross section map) and rocks (wear appropriate footwear) that can be challenging. The last three miles of the Wolfden section has some very pretty waterfalls and water crossings.

8 months ago

Pine Mountain is beautiful, especially in the late autumn as the trees change color and the campsite crowds diminish. I love the many loops and sub-trails on the mountain that allow me to pick from among different types of views, lengths, and levels of difficulty (though none of the paths rate as difficult) depending on my mood, time of day/year, weather conditions, and whether I want to camp overnight along the hike. Mountain trail runners also love the main spine trail, but I prefer the quieter walks past waterfalls, through the woods, and among the rocky outcrops.

Lovely area. Nice rocks to climb too!

A nice Trail that doesn't have a ton of elevation. Just did it in July, and we loved it.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Did the whole thing, 11.5 hours plenty of watering streams today:)

Sunday, July 02, 2017

I've almost sectioned hike the whole thing, all but 3 miles and I love every mile, it's a moderate to slow in some areas hike through out the the whole trail. Really love the over looks provided but the trail and Ferney the big loblolly pine!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Not really at all what I was expecting. Very nice paved golf cart trail around the lake. Not clearly marked so making a wrong turn could add several miles but other than that a nice hike.

Sunday, May 29, 2016


In my opinion this is NOT an "easy" walking trail. Lots of up and down with 8 creek crossings over rocks where you WILL slip and get your feet wet, many large tree roots and rocks to trip over especially when you get tired. Unless you are in good shape you are going to be exhausted when you finish. The waterfall at the end is pretty but nothing really special. We were treated by a group of Millenials who decided to camp right on the waterfall so we couldn't take pictures or get a good look at the waterfall we had hiked all the way to see. Go figure the self-centeredness of some folks?

Finding the trail or section of trail you want to walk is darn near impossible as the $4.50 map is worthless and the park ranger I spoke to must have started that day as all of their directions just did not match with what we saw. So we did not get to walk the trail we came to walk.

After all that we will be back. Being in better shape will help as will knowing what we're going to face. There is shopping at nearby Pine Mountain and Calloway Gardens has recreation too. I enjoyed the hike though it was not what it says it is. Being in the woods along small streams is always nice and the Medium difficulty made sure I slept like a baby that night.


Great trail for testing your hiking skills. Nice back country camping sites. The trail offers beautiful views and water falls along the way.

trail running
Sunday, December 08, 2013

Great little waterfalls would be great in summertime. Some good climbs total dist is 23+ on pine mtn trail. Some technical rock sections. Did the pine mtn 40 race put on by GUTS, highly recommend this race for stepping up to 50k plus races. Great downhill sections climbs are there but not too bad. GUTS puts on great race plus FDR park is only couple miles from Calloway were we stayed the night.

Hiked here last summer with my venturing crew and troop. Our youngest were 11 and our oldest was 50 and everyone made it through great. Nice scenery as well. There's a waterfall that's refreshing to swim in after a long day. It's near a Boy Scout camp, which makes it a great pre/post hike for a summer camp trip.

This is a great "beginner" trail. Close enough to roads, but somewhat isolated at the same time. Moderate hills and valleys. It was heavily damaged from a tornado earlier this year, but do to a lot of work from volunteers (myself included) it was finally completely opened to the public again. Lots of fun and great training grounds.

Great variety. I have hiked here with friends and family a number of times. There is a lot of history and the scenery is fantastic. Good hiking for all ages. I have hiked with my kids ranging in age from 5 to 17 and everyone had a great time.

I have hiked here a couple of times with my scouts and love it. Great scenery, variety of terrain and good campsites.

I have hiked this trail more times than I can count. Its fun and some great places to stop and ponder. I hike it because its the closest one to my home. It does get a bit boring. It is well maintained and I always feel safe.

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