When you're looking for outdoor recreational opportunities near the busy city of Atlanta, chances are you won't find much - but your best shot would be to take a look at nearby state parks, such as Sweetwater Creek State Park, Panola Mountain State Park, and the one this article is about: Fort Yargo State Park. While this state park has neither the solitude nor the remoteness of a wilderness area, you will still find a nice, easy day hike that is doable as an after-work hike or a short weekend outing. This hike occurred on Saturday, May 16th, 2015. My plan was to hike the loop trail around Fort Yargo Lake counter-clockwise, and also to hike the Winder Connector Trail roundtrip (I never found the trailhead for it though). Most of the loop trail was going to be open to both bikers and hikers, although a small section was going to be hiking only.
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