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

1 day ago

Nice place and quick stop off interstate to explore. The sounds birds chirping, sound of water rushing down the rocks, butterflies everywhere so relaxing after Atlanta traffic! Seen people doing yoga by the cascades. Very cool!!

That was a great hike, the red trail adds the exclamation point to the difficulty of it for sure. Didn't see anyone out or back except for the workers at the cell tower at the top.

Very easy and the trails are horribly marked.

stunning!!! the rock quarry is breathtaking. I would suggest going in the fall. the colors were fantastic when we hiked it a few years back.

I love this trail for a quick getaway!!

5 days ago

Excellent for a walk

5 days ago

Good trail to walk

6 days ago

Love this trail at all seasons of the year. Easy and inspiring.

Nice walk or easy hike around a placid lake. Pay the annual fee and get a pass for two adults and family under 18 ($30).

Very nice hike. You stay along the lake most of the hike.

One of my favorite trails close to home! Wasn’t extremely difficult (I am a beginner) and many beautiful streams to cross over!

You can hear I-85 traffic and mostly paved trails. Facilities are beautiful! I would say it's probably a great trail for people who live in the area and/or city or just a quick walk with dogs.

9 days ago

West loop today and it was great. The view on the back side is incredible to walk. No traffic and pure tranquility.

Beautiful and challenging trail. Gorgeous views along the way, especially the dam. Easy to find, yet I never knew it was there! A hidden treasure.

Very easy hike around the outer lookouts. This is not the best place to take your dogs if you are wanting to have the whole experience. There were many limitations to where dogs could go. This trail was also very busy in parts. If you are wanting to also experience the bridge, you must be the first 100 to apply for the day, which means you must be there fairly early.

11 days ago

I absolutely LOVE this place!! From the trail to the waterfall, it's very beautiful. I love getting in the water and absorbing everything around. It's an amazing place, no matter the season!

Great hike in the winter when the leaves are off the trees and even better after a good rain when the water is up. The rock quarry is beautiful.

12 days ago

Really nice trail. Fun elements of creeks and views and Vogel is really pretty. The climbs are serious but not unbearable. I took my boys aged 9 and 11 backpacking in the counterclockwise direction. Good reviews containing good details elsewhere here. This all trails gps trail location is off and wonky near Bear Hair trail. Not terrible but a wee bit disconcerting.

12 days ago

This is a nice urban trail with lots of traffic. I walked out on it and then went inland a few blocks to return through the historic district which had a wonderful diversity of old homes, including Victorian, Craftsman and Art Deco.

Tried to follow the Park map which was not detailed and confusing, so we got lost a couple times. Really pretty hike with a lot of views!

Spent Saturday afternoon in early March on the trail with my Golden Retriever. Nice view of the river through out. Less traffic gets little challenging in the 2nd half. Overall a fantastic way to spend your afternoon

Fabulous hike! Wished we had brought our ENOs! Quiet, well maintained. Loved the variety in vegetation during the hike!!! Head left for a more strenuous start or go right and you’re only 30 min from a beautiful little rock quarry pond. 4+ miles, fairly easy with a few little “up the hill” grunts from the older, out of shape folks. We definitely will be back!

13 days ago

We really like this trail. I wish others would keep their dogs on a leash as required. Also guys pick up your dogs poo or take them off trail. We love animals but follow the rules on this awesome trail.
The trails are we’ll kept and great views. We have been hiking here for three years and love it. Thanks Bartow County.

Fantastic! It has everything you could want on a hike- waterfalls, mountain views and streams. I enjoyed how the terrain and density of the trees was always changing. My favorite hike so far!

on Rock Dam Trail

13 days ago

Well marked nice trail. Due to length and some steep sections and unmaintained stream crossings, I would not recommend it for a beginner, but it's a good hike.

14 days ago

Nice easy flowing slightly up and down trail. Not many roots or rocks.

Very, very crowded, which I guess is to be expected since it was a gorgeous day with mild temperatures in the middle of winter, and the park is close to a big population center. Still we were surprised that there were just hundreds and hundreds of cars all trying to find a place to park. But there are enough trails that once you get off of the paved ones and heavily traveled ones down to the old mill, it starts to clear out and after that, it was really nice. Some moderate ups and downs, but nothing too steep. I'm not sure why this trail is rated "hard". It was definitely not hard (and we are in our 50's). We followed the track of this trail exactly, and our GPS said 7.8 miles, so almost exactly right on. a 5-star for sure and we'll be back.

This can be an out-and-back from either Pocket Road or Snake Creek Gap. From Pocket Road the trail is short rollers until the ascend up Horn Mountain for approx a mile. Once on the ridgeline, it's possible to catch a winter view of John's Mountain. There's exposed rock and loose scree mixed with roots in some segments but very runnable/hikeable. Overall a decent Pinhoti segment but not as scenic as John's Mountain or the North Pinhoti segment.

Very easy to complete trail. Pet friendly. Scenic view along the path.

18 days ago

2/22/18 Low vegetation on the steep side of the mountain. More moss on the gradual side. very little wildlife. We saw one snake at the pond. We only saw four people on this hike. We still had fun and so did the pup!

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