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Arabia Mountain Trail to Panola Mountain/Lake Alexander

Intermediate
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Trail

16.5 mile 26.5 kilometer out and back
99% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 864' 263 m
Descent: -864' -263 m
High: 885' 270 m
Low: 686' 209 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by Clint Fowler

An out and back run with plenty of nice scenery.

Clint Fowler

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Trail rules are posted at the Arabia Mtn Trailhead, and also here: pathfoundation.org/trails/t…

Overview

Nice paved trails that connect with others in the same system (Arabia Mountain, Rockdale River Trail and South River Trails) to provide a combined distance of over 30 miles of trail.

The path runs past small waterfalls, granite monadnock; through forest, covered and uncovered bridges.

Need to Know

Use the restroom at the trailhead, or Arabia Mountain Area, or prepare to hold it for about 8 miles.

Runner Notes

This is entirely on paved trail, which is shared by bikers, runners and walkers. Watch out for snakes along this route, as they sun on the path.

Description

Start off at the Arabia Mountain Trailhead, and pass the granite outcroppings, creeks, and critters that line the trail, down to Alexander Lake. Take a rest and enjoy a view of the lake and all the aquatic life, before heading back.

There are also restrooms available at the lake area. This run heads back toward Arabia Mountain, but there are other trails if a longer distance is desired. The Rockdale River Trail links up to this course, as well as Panola Mountain/Alexander Lake Trail and the South River Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Moss, pine and deciduous forest, wildflowers and plenty of grassy fields. There's a good chance of spotting hares, deer, snakes, and/or turtles.

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Photos

Alexanders Lake from the Rockdale River Trail
Apr 2, 2015 near Pine Mo…, GA
Black Racer hanging out on the side of the trail.  These are a fairly common sight. Not venomous, but aggressive, so pay attention and don't get too close!
Apr 24, 2015 near Pine Mo…, GA
Arabia Mountain
Oct 22, 2019 near Pine Mo…, GA
Running buddies. Can you see them?
Apr 23, 2015 near Pine Mo…, GA
The front gate at Alexander Lake.
Apr 24, 2015 near Pine Mo…, GA
SUPs and Kayaks at Alexander Lake.
Apr 24, 2015 near Pine Mo…, GA

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