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Rome-Floyd County Trails

Lock and Dam Park


Camping: RV, tent, Fishing Pier, Canoe Rentals.  Bait Shop/Snack Bar, Boat Ramp/Docks, Telephones, Picnic Shelter, Nature/Interpretive Trails.  Fees: Camping.  Directions: US 27 South to Walker Mtn. Road, right at sign into park, or US 20 West to Highway 100, left onto Blacks Bluff Road, left into Park. Visit Lock & Dam Web page

“The Pocket” Recreation Area

Picnic areas, Camping: tent, trailer;  Hiking trails: 2.5 mile loop, .5 mile nature loop.  Fees: parking.  Season: May - November.  Directions: North on Hwy. 27 to Hwy. 156, turn right, proceed to Floyd Springs Road, turn left, approx. 12 miles to Chattahoochee National Forest.  Information: US Forest Service Dist. Office: (706) 638-1085


Ridge Ferry Park Multi-Purpose Trail

Length: 1 1/4 mile.  Riverside Parkway



Heritage Trails System Gateway

Community Walking Trail entrance.  West Third Street.  Ample parking, directional signage.  Leads to Ridge Ferry Park, Heritage Park, downtown. View Trail Maps: Downtown Rome | Rome


Arrowhead Interpretive Trail

Picnic areas, Hiking area.  Directions: North on Hwy. 27 to Hwy. 156, turn right, proceed to Floyd Springs Road, turn left, located at 2592 Floyd Springs Road


Marshall Forest Interpretive Trail

Length: Approx. 1/4 mile;  Located on Horseleg Creek Road. 


Simms Mountain Shared Use Trail


Hiking Areas; 12-mile length.  Bicycle, Horseback, Hiking Trail Areas.  Directions: Hwy. 20 West to Evans Store, right onto Huffaker Road


Barron Stadium Walking Track

Paved walking track around football field.  Located at West Third Street Complex.
Track is open to public daily, but is closed for events and scheduled track practices. View Barron Stadium Web page

Etowah Park Fitness Trail

Length: 1/3 Mile.  Located at Etowah Park, north of Rome on Hwy. 293


Garden Lakes Park Fitness Trail

Length: 1 1/4 miles.  Located at Anthony Rec. Center, Garden Lakes


Shannon Park Fitness Trail

Length: 1/4 mile.  Directions: Hwy. 53 to Shannon Park


Wolfe Park Fitness Trail

Length: 1/2 Mile.  Located at Gilbreath Recreation Center in Lindale


Big Cedar Creek

Canoeing Level: beginner/intermediate; Runnable January - December.  Class I & II Canoeing;  Put in: Lyons Bridge Road or Hwy. 411; Take Out: Hwy. 411 (5.5 miles), Hwy. 100 (4.5miles).  Total Length: 10 miles

Directions: Left on Lyons Bridge Rd. from Cave Spring


Etowah River

Beginners-Intermediate, Runnable year-round.  Put In: Hwy. 411, Take out: Heritage Park.  Length: Approx. 20 miles - full day canoe trip. Water trail map


Oostanaula River

Beginners-Intermediate; Runnable year-round.  Put In: Hwy. 140 Boat Ramp or Armuchee Park, Jones Mill Rd.  Take Out: Heritage Park.  Length: Approx. 14 miles

Keown Falls Recreation Area

Picnic areas; Hiking areas, Waterfall on Trail.  Season: May - October.  Directions: Located 2 miles northeast of the Pocket Recreation Area on Forest Service Road 202


Rocky Mountain Recreation Area

Picnic areas; Camping: RV, tent, primitive - must call ahead; Telephones, Restrooms; Hiking areas.  Fees: parking, camping.  Seasonal Swimming, Year-round fishing (sunrise to sunset); Season: April 1 - October 31.  Information Area on Site, (706)802-5087.  Directions: North on Hwy. 27 to Sike Storey Road, turn left, proceed to Big Texas Valley Road, turn left, located at 4054 Big Texas Valley Road


Pinhoti Trail

This 165 mile trail enters Floyd County just south of Cave Spring and continues through as a combination of road walks, sharing the Simms Mountain Trail and wooded segments to connect with the Benton MacKaye trail. Pinhoti is a multi-use trail, which offers opportunities to day use walkers, thru hikers, bicyclists and equestrians. Leave No Trace camping for backpackers can be practiced in non-sensitive wooded areas. Maps can be found for some of the trail at pinhotitrailalliance.org