Fort Mountain Lake Trail Fort Mountain State Park, GA
miles
LENGTH 1 MILE
DIFFICULTY 0.7 Easy
DURATION 30 minutes
ELEVATION GAIN
40
feet
TRAIL TYPE
Loop
Fort Mountain Lake Trail

The Lake Trail at Fort Mountain State Park is the easiest of the trails offered, travelling around Fort Mountain Lake on a flat, easy to follow path. Views of the lake and access to the playground and swimming area make this a nice family hike.

I hiked this trail after the Big Rock Trail so I began at that parking lot. There is a much larger lot on the way in by the playground and beach area if you wish to begin there. From the Big Rock Trail lot, walk back down the road a few feet to the unmarked path heading down to the lake.

From here you can go around either direction, following the mostly gravel blue-blazed trail. A few red-blazed side trails branch off, one of which adds the Goldmine Creek Trail.

The only real directional notes are at the beach and pavilion area the trail disappears. Walk up toward the parking lot, around the beach and pavilion, then back to the lake's edge. Other than this, enjoy views of the lake on this easy quiet trail.

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length1 mile
difficulty0.7 Easy
duration30 minutes
features Dog Friendly  Lake 
trail typeLoop
blazeBlue
elevation gain40 ft.
state Georgia 
park/forestFort Mountain State Park
visitor infoTrading Post / Visitor Center
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
706-422-1932
parking fee$5/Day, $50 Annual Pass
trailhead coordinates 34.757125, -84.711058 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°45.43, W 84°42.66 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 34°45'26'', N 34°45'26'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
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34.757125, -84.711058 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°45.43, W 84°42.66 most GPS units use this one
N 34°45'26'', N 34°45'26'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
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This hike can begin at the small parking lot for the Big Rock Trail (as hiked for this page) or at the much larger lot for the beach/playground area.
Notes
Stop by the Trading Post and Visitor Center at the entrance to the park for maps, restrooms, drinks, snacks, and merch.
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hikethesouth-2 months ago
Nice Easy Lake Hike
Really nice lake hike. No difficulty whatsoever but being next to the swimming area and playground, this is a great family hike.
Easy | Hiked Fall 2018
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