Explore the most popular Paddle Sports 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.

hiking
closed
1 day ago

Yesterday, my wife and i went to Lake Russell for a Valentine picnic and the place was closed. Such a beautiful day and no warning signs about the closing! Drove all the way down to the entrrance with no signs indicating it was closed!

fee
off trail
5 days ago

This is a trail around a very interesting, event and activity based campground. Honestly, this trail is a great marketing campaign and would be nice for a local trail run. However, I won't be adding it to my repeat list. The final stretch of this trail is on the main road and bridge over the dam. Less than lovely but may do some events here one day. Zip lines and paddle boarding would be nice.

hiking
off trail
8 days ago

I was a little disappointed. A Google search showed that Tom Triplett Park is dog friendly if dogs are on leash. The Parks own website says that there is a dog play/exercise area. When I arrived with my dog on a leash we headed for the lake trail and were as stopped by a park employee. Dogs are only allowed on a small rough patch between train tracks and a road. My dog and I had fun there, but I wish the internet was more clear about the dog area.

hiking
muddy
27 days ago

could be a nice trail if the main trail was marked. a lot of horse crap on the trail as well.

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
washed out
28 days ago

Not sure if I found the right trail or not but Google Maps will bring you near Ben Burton Park but the trail on that side of the river goes under the bridge and into some backyards. The trail eventually ends way before the end point (maybe only 1/4 of the way through). If there is another trail that was not the one I found I will update this review.

great trail but not recommended after it has rained a lot.

hiking
1 month ago

Went “OFF” the standard trail and found a lot of trails through the wooded area Very wet out today most of the trails under water, had to bushwhack to find our way back. Beautiful area!

running
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

After a long illness that has given my a lot of joint issues I wanted to take on the National Park challenge for 2020. A few friends and I were in this area for New Years and wanted to get the dog out without over doing it for our first outing. This was perfect it was really pretty and even though there were a few cars in the parking lot we never saw anyone on the trail. Great hike to get us motivated and started on our journey of exploration

Super easy nature walk around a reservoir.

Great biking trail. We took the paved road back to the park entrance instead of backtracking over the trail.

running
2 months ago

I’ve used this trail for my long runs a few times in November 2019. Its a great loop thats roughly 5k(3.2) distance. Some areas are wooded and some wide open. I loved taking a break from the roads for the softer crushed gravel trail. There wasn’t heavy foot traffic there. Some people had dogs but they were mostly on a leash. I’ll definitely be returning.

Great easy trail. Lot of photo opportunity.

Scenic crushed gravel path near river.

I love the Okee. Great place if you love observing/photographing reptiles, amphibians and other cool wildlife. There are seven camping platforms and 3 islands that can be reserved for overnight/multi-day trips(permit required). Info at FWS.gov

Lots of fun exploring. They had cheap rentals for boats and we traveled through the whole park, including having lunch at one of the shelters. Saw a ton of gators, otters, and birds

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

This trail wanders from trail to road to dirt road, and back to road. Not well marked. Beautiful reflections in the lake. There is a ford crossing that will get tennis shoes wet.

The trail was a nice hike around the lake, but some spots are only marked with small green markers on trees and you can miss them. The back few miles are slick and overgrown, but that is what made it fun.

Boardwalk repaired as well as trail from flooding damage a couple of years ago. Some history is evident. Pines had been cut for tar dipping to make turpentine back in the day. Only about 1/2 is really undeveloped woodsy. The rest houses (cabins) and ends up at a fair size boat ramp picnic area. But still a nice hike.

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
3 months ago

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