Sweetwater Creek Trail

Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122

Sweetwater Creek Trail

Sweetwater Creek Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Sweetwater Creek State Park has over 9 miles of hiking trails and is located only a short distance from downtown Atlanta. The Sweetwater Creek Conservation Park was created to preserve the unique natural and cultural history of the area, which includes the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company. The old textile mill sits along Sweetwater Creek and is visible on this loop hike.

General Sherman burned it to the ground in July 1864 since it once made clothing for the Confederate troops during the Civil War (or “War Between the States,” as it is sometimes referred to in the South). Along the creek, which more closely resembles a river, there are numerous viewpoints, including one at Sweetwater Falls located at the junction of the Red and White Trails."

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Trail Information

Lithia Springs
Nearby City
225 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Spring, fall, winter
920 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,025 feet
Top Elevation
Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park
Local Contacts
USGS Austell
Local Maps