Stanley Creek Trail is a good example of a short but tough North Georgia trail. The singletrack section runs on old logging roadbeds that seem to be all over the place in these parts, although the trail is so overgrown in some sections, you wouldn’t believe too many folks had been there before. The section that loosely follows Stanley Creek is a beautiful trail, and some sections have some rocky surprises for you if you don’t pay attention.
The gravel return leg on Forest Road 330 opens up some views of the surrounding peaks, and gives you a good sampling of the local terrain. The section that runs along Stanley Creek is full of photo opportunities in the fall. Don’t forget your camera. Stanley Creek Loop Tread: 1.4 miles on gravel Forest Service road and 1.4 miles on singletrack trail, some on old roadbed.
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