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Laurel Ridge Trail

Intermediate

Trail

3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 473' 144 m
Descent: -472' -144 m
High: 1,151' 351 m
Low: 926' 282 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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This is a well-maintained path with small trail markers.

Eric Ward

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

No bikes.

Description

When you are down by the river bank, the water level can rise many feet in a matter of minutes when they drain the lake. It is cool to watch the water levels rise and lower so quickly. The paths are well above the high water line so path washout is not an issue.

The trail is well marked but some of the posts can be hard to see. Pay attention to the arrow directions on the posts.

Flora & Fauna

Trees:
Beech, River Birch, White Oak, Red Oak, Water Oak, Sycamore, Red Maple, Popular, Dogwood, Sassafras, Sweetgum, Sourwood, American Holly

Shrubs:
Azalea, Deerberry, Blueberry, Sweetshrub, Common Alder, Leucothoe, Mountain Laurel, Rhododendron

Flowers:
Purple Coneflower, Virginia Spiderwort, Fire Pink, Golden Aster, White Wood Aster, Black-eyed Susan, Trillium, Coreopsis, Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Wildlife:
Deer, red fox, raccoon, beaver, osprey, kingfisher, blue heron, bobcat

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Feb 1, 2020
Peter O
Aug 10, 2019
Shawn McHargue
Jul 14, 2019
David Garcia
5mi
Jul 13, 2019
Diego de Sales
Apr 21, 2019
Emma Highfield
3.8mi — 1h 25m
Mar 31, 2019
Michelle Veronica
Oct 14, 2018
Scott Tackett
Walk along the lake 4mi
Jun 17, 2018
Pradnya Choudhari

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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#87

in Georgia

#6,079

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Bridge over creek along trail.
Jul 15, 2019 near Sugar Hill, GA

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