Sweetwater Creek State Park

4.80 out of 5
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Open 7AM to dark.$5.00 fee for State Park Use. Red, Blue, Yellow and White trails with various degree of difficulty. Red trail along the river is recommended for best scenery.
Trail length: 5 miles
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  • Posted by TrailAPI on December 29, 2012


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    Reviews of Sweetwater Creek State Park

    Reviewed by Colfax on November 8, 2014

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    Wow! What a secret gem hiding in South Georgia. I didn't even know elevation existed without having to drive 2 hours to the north! Beautiful scenery, elevation, miles of trails, rushing rapids, fall colors, ruins... this hike has just about everything!

    Whether you want to do a 1 hour or 8 hour hike, you can pick your poison. Whether you want moderate, easy or difficult trails, you can pick that too.

    Dog friendly trails means you'll encounter a lot of great pets and plenty of people. Small parking lot means you should plan to arrive early on a nice day. $5 to get in the park. Pretty cool visitor's center too. Highly recommend this park.
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    Reviewed by Deidre Gaucher Fitzgeral on November 4, 2013

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    Recently moved to GA from Upstate NY. Kids and I were looking for some outdoor adventure and changing leaves. (A little home sick). The red trail was beautiful, came back on the blue trail and then to the bridge on the yellow trail. All was a great hike, not too hard even the 5 year old walked the whole way. It was a beautiful day and can't wait to return with my husband who is still in NY.
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    Reviewed by jmsbolen on May 31, 2013

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    I live near this park, so it may be somewhat of a sentimental issue, but this park is the best park near Atlanta in my opinion. Ive been going there for over 10 years and i still find new things every time! The white trail has a beautiful gorge with a small waterfall that was dug out during a really bad flood in 2009, but the red trail is the main attraction. When the water is low you can practically walk the whole trail on the river! lots of fun, a few blue herings, and a decent set of falls near the end of the red trail. The trails continue past the park and get a little tougher, there are many different levels of trail here, most are pretty easy but you can make them difficult by slightly venturing off from them... needless to say, if you dont live very far away from this place you have to check it out!
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    Reviewed by raystalllings82 on February 7, 2013

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    Cool trail for all levels
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    Reviewed by Jeff Barber on November 5, 2012

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    Wonderful state park located close to downtown Atlanta. Canoe and kayak rentals at the lake ($10 / hour, $20 for 4 hours) plus miles of scenic hiking trails along the creek and mill ruins. Great visitor's center with interactive exhibits too.
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    Reviewed by Melissa Peacock on December 26, 2011

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    Great diverse hike. I hiked this on Dec 17, 2011. The water was low so we could hop the rocks and boulders along the rapids. I was told when water levels rise it is used as a class 4 white water rafting expedition. It was a very FUN! hike I took my 5 year old. At the bottom of the red trail there are the falls and the Ruins of Manchester Mill are still along the rivers bank. The leaves were off the trees so the photography opportunities were greater, no obstructions. We hiked both the red trail and the blue trail back to the parking lot. Gift store and interpretive center were available. They also offer Night Lantern Hikes. I will go back for that. An all around great experience so close to Atlanta. Like a hidden treasure.
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