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Laurel Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (10)

This is a well-maintained path with small trail markers.


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Map Key

3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

93%

Runnable

1,151' 351 m

High

926' 282 m

Low

473' 144 m

Up

472' 144 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

No bikes.

Description

When you are down by the river bank, the water level can rise many feet in a matter of minutes when they drain the lake. It is cool to watch the water levels rise and lower so quickly. The paths are well above the high water line so path washout is not an issue.

The trail is well marked but some of the posts can be hard to see. Pay attention to the arrow directions on the posts.

Flora & Fauna

Trees:
Beech, River Birch, White Oak, Red Oak, Water Oak, Sycamore, Red Maple, Popular, Dogwood, Sassafras, Sweetgum, Sourwood, American Holly

Shrubs:
Azalea, Deerberry, Blueberry, Sweetshrub, Common Alder, Leucothoe, Mountain Laurel, Rhododendron

Flowers:
Purple Coneflower, Virginia Spiderwort, Fire Pink, Golden Aster, White Wood Aster, Black-eyed Susan, Trillium, Coreopsis, Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Wildlife:
Deer, red fox, raccoon, beaver, osprey, kingfisher, blue heron, bobcat

Contacts

Shared By:

Eric Ward with improvements by Shane Riza and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 10 votes

#6250

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  4.3 from 10 votes
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Trail Rankings

#93

in Georgia

#6,250

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Bridge over creek along trail.
Jul 15, 2019 near Sugar Hill, GA

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Nov 9, 2019
James Smith
Wasn't sure the actual trail...ended up on the hiking trail...so worth it though 5mi — 1h 01m
Oct 23, 2018
Ryan Morton
laurel ridge 3.9mi
Jul 17, 2018
Jason Austin
4.8mi