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Medlock Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 3.0 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice little romp along the Chattahoochee through young, ferny forest.


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Loop

962' 293 m

High

890' 271 m

Low

171' 52 m

Up

171' 52 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek

Overview

This trail follows the Chattahoochee River closely for most of the route through young, ferny forest. Following the flat terrain along the river, the trail makes some loops to the west that offer some gentle elevation ridges if you want to get your heart rate up a little more. The river on this section is a very pretty aqua green/blue with some rocky shoals which can all be seen from under the canopy shade of the trees.

Need to Know

Bring $3.00 cash exact change for the pay stations.

If you hate road noise, this trail may not be for you, but if you live nearby and need a fix of woods and river it's still well worth a visit.

Description

Start at MB 1, where the trail intersects with the approach to the boat ramp. From here, take a right, following along the river heading South. Continue straight at MB 2.

In the spring and summer months, there will be plenty of foliage to make the trail mostly shady, with ferns and moss among the deadfalls on the forest floor.

The stretch from MB 1 to MB 4 is about a quarter mile of very flat trail strolling through the trees next to the river. At MB 4, go straight across the intersection towards MB 9. This will begin a westward ascent away from the river, going up a fairly gentle elevation. When you near the top of the hill, the trail splits at MB 9. Take a right to start a counterclockwise loop going north from MB 9 to MB 8, 7, and down and over to MB 6.

When you get to MB 8, make a left, taking you back towards the entrance road to the parking lot. When you see MB 7, go a little further until you almost reach that road, then make a left around a small section of wooden fence to get back on the trail proper. This will begin to turn back south towards MB 6.

At MB 6, take a right, continuing a large loop down to MB 5.

At MB 5, leave the loop by staying right again. This stretch meets back up with the river all the way down to MB 10. This section is also about a quarter mile. When you reach MB 10 and run out of trail, head back North the way you came to MB 5.

Make a right at MB 5, this time taking the section staying closer to the river to MB 4. Make another right again at MB 4 and make your way back to MB 1.

You can also make a Left at MB 2 and exit to the parking lot at MB 3 if you wish.

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Shared By:

Heather Pruner

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  3.0 from 4 votes

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Over foot bridges and wooden steps among the spring green leaves.
May 6, 2016 near Berkele…, GA
All the shades of blue and green. The Chattahoochee River through the trees.
May 6, 2016 near Berkele…, GA
Young, vibrant forest along the Chattahoochee.
May 6, 2016 near Berkele…, GA

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Dec 27, 2021
VAL Farmer
1.6mi — 11h 00m
Nov 24, 2018
Bunny Sandefur
Overall a short and pretty hike—will do again! Some slippery and narrow areas. Presence of some road noise makes this a 4/5. 2.4mi
Jul 29, 2018
Kelly Yarbrough
2.7mi
Apr 8, 2018
Taylor Olmstead
A nice little hike for a Sunday afternoon 1.6mi
May 27, 2017
Mark Frank
Easy, short trail with a few overlooks of the river