Current Trail Status
In order to maintain the integrity of our trails, trails may be temporarily closed or under restricted use advisories throughout the year. Temporary closures are usually due to maintenance; restricted use advisories are usually due to weather.
For more information and any questions, please call the Trails and Open Space Supervisor at 706-613-3620.
Beginning mid-June 2020, Sandy Creek Nature Center began work on a Nature Playscape in the garden area behind the building. Please watch out for vehicles using the Greenway to access this construction area behind Sandy Creek Nature Center. Occasional Greenway trail closures for tree felling and large equipment may be necessary but are not expected to take very long. The garden area behind the Education & Visitor Center is closed along with the service road from the Greenway leading up to the building. The ADA Trail, water fountains, & exterior restroom are still available for use.
Beginning March 21, 2021, please use caution when riding the Drive-By-Truckers (Blue) Trail and Uphill Return Trail at Walker Park due to nearby construction by Georgia Power Company. Trails are still open and operational at this time.
Seasonal rains will often flood our low lying trails, especially those next to rivers or creeks. When trails flood or become impassable due to environmental conditions, this water droplet will appear next to their name below. If you are out on the trails and have found one impassable due to high water, please call us at 706-613-3620 Mon-Fri so we can update our list here. We ask that users refrain from accessing our natural surface trails during wet conditions. Trail use during wet conditions is not only dangerous, but it can seriously damage natural surface trails. It can also have a negative environmental impact.
|Trails||Status and Notes|
|Ben Burton Park|
|Upland Forest Trail|| OPEN |
|Barber Hill Trail||OPEN|
|Cook’s Trail -- Sandy Creek Nature Center to Sandy Creek Park Walking Trail|
|Sandy Creek Park to Oxbow Loop||OPEN |
|Oxbow Loop||OPEN |
|Oxbow Loop to Sandy Creek Nature Center||CLOSED|
|N. Oconee River Greenway|
|Sandy Creek Nature Center to North Ave||OPEN |
|North Ave to Dudley Park||OPEN |
|Easley Mill to Oconee Hills Border||OPEN |
|East Campus Connector @ Loop 10 to UGA||OPEN |
|Bailey and Carriage to Oconee Hills Border||OPEN |
|Pulaski Heights Trail||OPEN|
|Milledge Extension Trail||OPEN|
|Trail Creek Trail||OPEN|
|Lake Walking Loop||OPEN|
|Sandy Creek Nature Center|
|ADA Interpretive Trail||OPEN|
|Claypit Pond Trail||OPEN|
|Cook’s Trail Connector||OPEN|
|Hooded Warbler Trail|| OPEN |
|Kingfisher Pond Trail||OPEN|
|Log House Loop Trail||OPEN|
|Pine Ridge Trail||OPEN|
|Screech Owl Trail||OPEN|
|Sandy Creek Park|
|Buckeye Horse Trail||OPEN|
|Southeast Clarke Park|
|Orange Crush Trail (Orange)||OPEN|
|Uphill Return Trail||OPEN |
|As always, users in natural spaces are encouraged to use caution, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid hazards. Please report damaged bridges, downed or hazard trees, flooding, and maintenance issues with geo-tagged photos or by dropping us a pin to email@example.com or by calling us at 706-613-3620.|