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

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hiking
5 days ago

Great trail...pretty views of the lake. I tracked at 7.2 miles....but may have started my tracker early.

hiking
25 days ago

super easy loop with a waterfall

2 months ago

Well marked, good trail, fun jaunt through the woods.

hiking
3 months ago

it was a nice light hike with a few lake beachy lake spots to chill at, my dog Chloe and I enjoyed it very much. however there were a few trees down on the trail about 3 miles in, so be safe.

hiking
4 months ago

I would do it again!

it was a great hike for beginners. I did get lose on the road crossings but sadly found my way back with the map on hand from the app.

hiking
5 months ago

It's a nice trail, needs mile markers. trees down across one section of the trail. A good workout. Pretty scenery.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Great walk. Only down side is there isn't a bathroom to use while there! Clean trail and maintained. Very peaceful.

hiking
8 months ago

Started off as a nice walk through the woods...went downhill from there. It is a nice area if you don't want a strenuous hike or if you'd like to just walk out in nature. Be careful which trails you go on. They aren't marked well. Somehow I walked 6.5 miles and managed to not go round trip. Thankfully I had reception to look at the map on here and took the road back to the car.

hiking
9 months ago

Great little park with nice views of the lake.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Narrow and lots of stumps. Moderate for mountain biking. Some uphills that were challenging. We got can see the lake, but not the pretty sections of it. I would definitely go again.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Easy. Good for a new hiker.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Not even real trails. Just little path through woods.

I hike all over the country and can't believe All trails has this as a real trail.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Good hike

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nice trail, well maintained. Do both this trail and Heartbreak Ridge to get a Boy Scout 10mi. Follow the "traffic" signs and watch out for bikers.

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Good trail, a lot of exposed roots.

mountain biking
Monday, February 27, 2017

This is my favorite place to bike.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

The reason why I gave this trail five stars is because it is a true diamond in the rough, relative to the area (set your expectations as this is not western North Carolina). There are very few true mountain bike trails in this area and I was expecting a lot less before visiting for the first time. This trail makes the best of the limits of the area. It's well-maintained, nice and flowy and plenty long - about 9 miles if you do both sections. It has views of the lake from multiple areas on the trail. Given that it's pretty far from major city centers like Atlanta, it gets moderate to light traffic. Since I found the trail, I use it for both mountain biking and trail running on a regular basis when I'm at my lake cabin which is nearby.

mountain biking
Friday, September 23, 2016

Fast clean well planned banks great campground

mountain biking
Friday, September 23, 2016

10 MILES OF FAST CLEAN TRAILS.

backpacking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Gorgeous trail. Watch out for bikers! You can really make the trail as long as you want. Keep an eye out for the pieball whitetail deer!

on Paynes Creek

mountain biking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Just plain awesome trail very fast and flows well. Will be back.

trail running
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Nice run. Not steep, but some ups and downs. Good workout

hiking
Monday, April 18, 2016

Scenic trail.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Awesome!

trail running
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Amazing. Not too technical and very scenic

Thursday, November 26, 2015

great little trail for running or even an easy hike

walking
Friday, August 21, 2015

Great scenery. Deer, owls, hawk and squirrels were all seen

on Paynes Creek

mountain biking
Sunday, October 26, 2014

Biked it! Loved it! Will do it again soon!

hiking
Monday, October 13, 2014

Hiked it, 3hrs. Awesome views.

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