Best Trails Near Clayton GA

Clayton has 41 trails in the vicinity, including 18 hiking trails and 5 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0.4 to 62.4 miles in length. The longest trail in Clayton is Run to Highlands Motorcycle Ride a well-known trail measuring 62.4 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Bartram Trail: Russell Bridge to Warwoman Dell, Moccasin Creek Trails and Wildcat Campground. Trails.com member Mary W. recently completed Denton Branch Falls.

More information on the best trails in Clayton can be found below.
  • Moccasin Creek Trails

    7 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    There are two trails along Moccasin Creek, both of which are located on Chattahoochee National Forest property. The Wildlife Trail is a 1.1-mile loop, while the Hemlock Falls Trail is 2.0 miles ...
    •  About 1–1.5 hours
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    There are two trails along Moccasin Creek, both of which are located on Chattahoochee National Forest property. The Wildlife ...

  • Bartram Trail: Russell Bridge to Warwoman Dell

    2 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    The southern terminus of the Bartram Trail is also its lowest elevation. Leave the trailhead and travel southwesterly along a beautiful stretch of the federally designated Wild and Scenic Chattooga ...
    •  18.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The southern terminus of the Bartram Trail is also its lowest elevation. Leave the trailhead and travel southwesterly along ...

  • Wildcat Campground

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    Wildcat Campground is actually two rough and rustic areas located in the 12,600acre Lake Burton Wildlife Management Area, contiguous to the Tray Mountain Wilderness. A single-lane road with turnouts ...
    •  Guide

    Wildcat Campground is actually two rough and rustic areas located in the 12,600acre Lake Burton Wildlife Management Area, ...

  • Ellicott Rock Wilderness Trail

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    On this hike you follow the Chattooga River from Burrells Ford Bridge to the North Carolina state line and Ellicott Rock. You are in sight of the river all the way as you walk through the Chattooga ...
    •  About 4 hours
    •  7.1 miles
    •  Guide

    On this hike you follow the Chattooga River from Burrells Ford Bridge to the North Carolina state line and Ellicott Rock. ...

  • Germany Valley

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    Leaving Clayton, this route takes you out into one of Georgia's most remote valleys. To get there, you have to do a little climbing. You'll ride alongside small cow pastures, into dark woods ...
    •  24 miles
    •  Guide

    Leaving Clayton, this route takes you out into one of Georgia's most remote valleys. To get there, you have to do a little ...

  • Lake Burton

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    This ride completely encircles Georgia's Lake Burton and has many, many short ups and downs with the longest hill measuring a mile in length. Expect to use your full range of gears. You'll notice ...
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride completely encircles Georgia's Lake Burton and has many, many short ups and downs with the longest hill measuring ...

  • Popcorn Creek

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    With five major stream crossings, you're guaranteed to get your feet wet on this ride. The first four occur as you climb gradually along Dicks Creek. The last is at the end of a full five-mile ...
    •  2 hours - intermediate level
    •  15.1 miles
    •  Guide

    With five major stream crossings, you're guaranteed to get your feet wet on this ride. The first four occur as you climb ...

  • Chattoga River

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    The Chattooga is one of the nation’s most renowned rivers. Its reputation is well deserved—it is a spectacular wilderness river that frolics through rock outcroppings and forest thickets that ...
    •  7.3-16.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Chattooga is one of the nation’s most renowned rivers. Its reputation is well deserved—it is a spectacular wilderness ...

  • Tate Branch Campground

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    Fate Branch, a small, streamside campground, lies nestled far back in the mountains of North Georgia. Tate Branch flows through the campground into the unspoiled Tallulah River, which provides ...
    •  Guide

    Fate Branch, a small, streamside campground, lies nestled far back in the mountains of North Georgia. Tate Branch flows through ...

  • Denton Branch Falls

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    Splendid! Denton Branch Falls is one youll probably have to yourselfand a splendid experience it should be.
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Splendid! Denton Branch Falls is one youll probably have to yourselfand a splendid experience it should be.

  • Tate Branch Campground

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    Tate Branch, a small, streamside campground, lies nestled far back in the mountains of northeast Georgia. Tate Branch flows through the campground into the unspoiled Tallulah River, which provides ...
    •  Guide

    Tate Branch, a small, streamside campground, lies nestled far back in the mountains of northeast Georgia. Tate Branch flows ...

  • Rabun Bald

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    Rabun Bald is the second-highest mountain in Georgia at 4,696 feet, but it has the best view. The summit can be reached by walking about 2 miles up a good Forest Service trail with a moderate ...
    •  Guide

    Rabun Bald is the second-highest mountain in Georgia at 4,696 feet, but it has the best view. The summit can be reached by ...

  • Wildcat Creek

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    You'll begin this ride by climbing steadily for eight miles alongside the falls and cascades of Wildcat Creek. The most difficult part comes in the middle - a steep climb followed by a treacherous ...
    •  3 hours - intermediate level
    •  17.8 miles
    •  Guide

    You'll begin this ride by climbing steadily for eight miles alongside the falls and cascades of Wildcat Creek. The most ...

  • Three Forks Trail

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    This trail originates at John Teague Gap and runs into the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River area. Although named for the point at which Big, Holcomb, and Overflow Creeks meet to form ...
    •  About 1 hour
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail originates at John Teague Gap and runs into the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River area. Although named ...

  • Bartram National Recreation Trail

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    William Bartram, for whom this trail is named, collected seeds and plants in northeast Georgia in the spring of 1776. He was traveling alone, after his Indian guide failed to return, on a trip ...
    •  About a minimum of 3 days; 4 days would be more comfortable.
    •  34.2 miles
    •  Guide

    William Bartram, for whom this trail is named, collected seeds and plants in northeast Georgia in the spring of 1776. He ...

  • Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River Trail

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    The Chattooga Wild and Scenic River lives up to its name as a great rafting and kayaking stream, but there is so much more to enjoy in the river corridor, including good primitive campsites and ...
    •  About 2–3 days
    •  16.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Chattooga Wild and Scenic River lives up to its name as a great rafting and kayaking stream, but there is so much more ...

  • Tallulah Gorge State Park Trails

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    Tallulah Gorge State Park is a bit of a hybrid facility, containing not only the park but also a wildlife management area (WMA). The site was developed under a lease agreement between the Georgia ...
    •  About 6–7 hours
    •  10.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Tallulah Gorge State Park is a bit of a hybrid facility, containing not only the park but also a wildlife management area ...

  • Sarah’s Creek Campground

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    This very primitive camp is set deep in the hills of Rabun County amid recreation opportunities. Tucked away in a wide spot along Sarah’s Creek, this campground occupies what was once known as ...
    •  Guide

    This very primitive camp is set deep in the hills of Rabun County amid recreation opportunities. Tucked away in a wide spot ...

  • Bartram Trail: Warwoman Dell to Hale Ridge Road

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    This section steadily and surely heads into the high country, capping out in a vista from an open wooden platform atop Rabun Bald, before descending past many streamlets to reach Hale Ridge Road ...
    •  17.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This section steadily and surely heads into the high country, capping out in a vista from an open wooden platform atop Rabun ...

  • Tallulah River

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    The Tallulah River is both a small stream of outstanding beauty and a dramatic whitewater run that pushes the limits of navigability. Oh, and it’s also beleaguered by no fewer than four dams ...
    •  3-5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Tallulah River is both a small stream of outstanding beauty and a dramatic whitewater run that pushes the limits of navigability. ...

  • West Fork of the Chattooga River

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    Protected within the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River Area, the West Fork contains 4 miles of extremely scenic canoeing for the novice and can be used as a launching pad for longer trips into ...
    •  2 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Protected within the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River Area, the West Fork contains 4 miles of extremely scenic canoeing for ...

  • Overflow Creek

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    You might want to add a parachute to your safety gear for this one—Overflow Creek is a high-water creek run high in the mountains in the Chattooga watershed. Overflow starts out as a small stream ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    You might want to add a parachute to your safety gear for this one—Overflow Creek is a high-water creek run high in the mountains ...

  • Rabun Lakes Cruise

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    Located in the mountainous corner of northeast Georgia, Rabun County, and the county seat of Clayton, is one of Georgia’s most popular tourist and biking destinations. This beautiful and challenging ...
    •  45.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in the mountainous corner of northeast Georgia, Rabun County, and the county seat of Clayton, is one of Georgia’s ...

  • Rabun Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    Half of this ride passes through rural mountain farm valleys and the other half goes alongside two of Rabun County's beautiful lakes. The valleys are sparsely populated with old country farmhouses ...
    •  33 miles
    •  Guide

    Half of this ride passes through rural mountain farm valleys and the other half goes alongside two of Rabun County's beautiful ...

  • White Twister

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    Imagine a roller coaster for your bike—that’s White Twister. A long series of swoops and turns complete with a half mile climb set you up for the plunge to Stonewall Creek. Just be sure not to ...
    •  45 minutes to 2 hours
    •  4.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Imagine a roller coaster for your bike—that’s White Twister. A long series of swoops and turns complete with a half mile ...