Best Hikes in Ellijay, GA: Lake Loop Trail

Located at Fort Mountain State Park, Lake Loop Trail is one of our family favorite hiking trails. This trail includes a walk with amazing views of the lake and is the perfect outdoor adventure for a family trip to Ellijay!

Trail Overview

The Lake Loop Trail is 1.6 miles and leads to the rock wall, stone tower and overlooks. Kids love the tower and you can tell them the story of the heart shaped stone. The many scenic overlooks make for great photo opportunities for the family. Fort Mountain State Park offers many picnic areas and activities for the family. You can enjoy a lunch by the lake then hike our next trail.

Getting There

From Downtown Ellijay Welcome Center:

  • Head northeast on GA-2/N Dalton St [17.3mi]
  • Turn right onto Fort Mt Park Rd [102 ft]

Good to Know

A $5.00 per vehicle use fee is charged at most day-use areas. Fees can be paid at self-deposit fee vaults or at staffed entrance stations. Annual passes available.

Explore Ellijay's Outdoors

With three rivers, endless trails, and beautiful Appalachian views, there are many ways to explore Ellijay's outdoors

Go Outdoors

Need more information?

Visit the Georgia State Parks website for more about camping, fishing, and more things to do!