Plus nature trails and serene walking paths


Where are the best hiking trails and nature trails in Athens? From short nature trails with the family to longer day hikes, Athens is sure to have a trail marker with your name on it! More than ever, families and individuals are seeking outdoor activities, and you'll find plenty of new trails to explore in Athens, Georgia. Athens-Clarke Leisure Services maintains many trails and open spaces such as Ben Burton Park (header image), and there are also wonderful trails at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and Oconee Forest Park.

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Athens Hiking and Walking Trail Listings

Choose the path that's right for you! From short nature walks and ADA-accessible paths at Sandy Creek Nature Center to a seven-mile loop around Lake Chapman at Sandy Creek Park, there are plenty of options for all ages and ability levels.