Clayton, GA Trails and Parks

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 most popular trails are Bartram Trail: Warwoman Dell to Hale Ridge Road, Bartram Trail: Russell Bridge to Warwoman Dell and Tallulah Gorge State Park Trails. Trails.com member John S. recently completed Bartram Trail: Russell Bridge to Warwoman Dell.
  • Moccasin Creek TrailsView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 Trail is a 1.1-mile ...

  • Bartram Trail: Russell Bridge to Warwoman DellView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Hiking  
    •  18.6 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Wildcat CampgroundView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

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

  • Ellicott Rock Wilderness TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Hiking  
    •  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. You are in sight of ...

  • Germany ValleyView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Road Biking  
    •  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 climbing. You'll ride ...

  • Lake BurtonView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Road Biking  
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    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. ...

  • Popcorn CreekView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  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 gradually along Dicks ...

  • Chattoga RiverView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  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 river that frolics ...

  • Tate Branch CampgroundView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

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

  • Tate Branch CampgroundView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

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

  • Rabun BaldView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Birding  
    •  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 walking about 2 miles ...

  • Wildcat CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  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 difficult part comes ...

  • Three Forks TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 for the point at which ...

  • Bartram National Recreation TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    •  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 was traveling alone, ...

  • Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    •  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 to enjoy in the river ...

  • Tallulah Gorge State Park TrailsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 (WMA). The site was ...

  • Sarah’s Creek CampgroundView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    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, ...

  • Bartram Trail: Warwoman Dell to Hale Ridge RoadView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 Bald, before descending ...

  • Tallulah RiverView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  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. Oh, and ...

  • West Fork of the Chattooga RiverView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    •  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 the novice and can ...

  • Overflow CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  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 in the Chattooga ...

  • Rabun Lakes CruiseView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Road Biking  
    •  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 most popular tourist ...

  • Rabun LakesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Road Biking  
    •  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 lakes. The valleys ...

  • White TwisterView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  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 climb set you up for ...

  • Stonewall FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Clayton, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Everything about this ride is great except for the first mile, unless you like climbing up a loose gravel forest road. After the climb, and ...