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Best trails in Rutledge

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Looking for a great trail near Rutledge, Georgia? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, dogs leash 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 Fort Yargo State Park or Indian Springs State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Arabia Mountain Park or Tribble Mill Park. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Rutledge ranging from 6.3 to 13.2 miles and from 741 to 761 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 Rutledge
Top trails (5)
#1 - Hard Labor Creek Blue Trail
Hard Labor Creek State Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
This is the prettiest of the three main trails and the most popular with hikers and trail runners, as well as families on bikes. Two very pretty cascading creeks offer several picnic areas to enjoy a day in the woods. There are several short challenging sections that also have shortcut trails that allow beginners a bail-out option. Show more
#2 - Hard Labor Creek State Park Red Loop
Hard Labor Creek State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
The Red Trail is the most challenging of the three major loops. Hand-built, old-school cross-country singletrack features roots, rocks, climbs, whoops and creek views. Not recommended for families or beginners. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking.Show more
#3 - Hard Labor Creek Mountain Bike Complete Loop
Hard Labor Creek State Park
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Length: 13.2 mi • Est. 5 h 53 m
There are 5 trails starting at the main parking lot: Orange Trail - a 1-mile loop of Beginner level singletrack Connector Trail - a .5-miles out-and-back (with a new short loop section) of Beginner level singletrack Blue Trail - a 4.5-mile loop of Beginner+ to Intermediate level trail with a short doubletrack section. This trail is the most scenic as it traverses along and near two creeks. Red Trail - a 5.25-mile loop of Intermediate/Advanced singletrack. There are several hills and lots of technical terrain to provide a good workout for even the most experienced rider. Green Trail - Intermediate level, 5.3 mile singletrack loop largely fast and flowy. Several moderate climbs/descents break it up. Configured as 3 loops of 1.5, 1.5 & 2.25-miles so you can customize your ride/hike. Includes a bike wash (creek crossing) near the end.Show more
#4 - Hard Labor Creek Orange Trail
Hard Labor Creek State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 26 m
#5 - Hard Labor Creek Green Trail
Hard Labor Creek State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
The latest addition, this trail moves fast thru mixed hardwood and regrowth stands with a creek crossing and tree ramp near the end.Show more