James Floyd Lower Lake Loop James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park, GA
miles
LENGTH 1.2 MILES
DIFFICULTY 1 Easy
DURATION 30 minutes
ELEVATION GAIN
50
feet
TRAIL TYPE
Loop
James Floyd Lower Lake Loop

Enjoy an easy walk along a peaceful lake at James "Sloppy" Floyd State Park with the Lower Lake Loop trail. The park also offers more difficult hikes, boat and canoe rentals, fishing, and playgrounds.

Begin this hike at the park office parking lot. Be sure to pick up a free map in the office. While there is a trail directly along the lake shore, it is narrow and almost non-existent in places. Most people just head down the road at the end of the parking lot which still follows the lake shore within 20 feet.

At the end of the road, continue across the grassy field following the lake's edge. The official red blazed Lower Lake Trail begins on the other side of the lake. This path follows the lake shore closely as well, but this path is wide and easily traveled. A single side trail heads up the hill toward the campgrounds.

The trail ends at Sloppy Floyd Lake Road. Follow the road back to the parking lot to end this loop. If you want a little longer hike, try the Marble Mine Trail or Upper Lake Loop or even the more difficult 4 mile Marble Mine Loop.

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length1.2 miles
difficulty1 Easy
duration30 minutes
features Dog Friendly  Lake 
trail typeLoop
blazeRed
elevation gain50 ft.
state Georgia 
park/forestJames H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park
ranger districtJames H. Sloppy Floyd State Park
2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Road
Summerville, GA 30747
706-857-0826
parking fee$5/Day, $50 Annual Pass
trailhead coordinates 34.439684, -85.338024 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°26.38, W 85°20.28 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 34°26'23'', N 34°26'23'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
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34.439684, -85.338024 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°26.38, W 85°20.28 most GPS units use this one
N 34°26'23'', N 34°26'23'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
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There are several parking areas in the park but for this trail park in the parking lot at the Park Office on Sloppy Floyd Lake Road immediately north of the bridge between the two lakes.
Notes
Trail maps are available for free in the park office just on the other side of Sloppy Floyd Lake Road.
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hikethesouth-5 months ago
It has Lake Views
That's about it. It's better than the Upper Lake Loop at the park because only a short section is along the busier road. If you're just looking for a short quiet walk this will do. Otherwise, do the Marble Mine Trail.
Easy | Hiked Spring 2018
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