Fred Birchmore Trail

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Josh Holloway

Destination Distance From Downtown

1.9 miles


2 of 5 diamonds


Time To Complete

20-30 minutes


A beautiful small hiking and trail running loop (~2.5 miles in length) that's well-maintained and has a few surprises along the way! Perfect for quick or short runs to get in the extra mileage or to take the dog on a quick stroll among the trees. Plenty of small bridges to keep your attention sharp and a good intro to the technicality that can be found on longer trail runs. Be careful when entering the trailhead as it immediately takes a steep descent toward the creek bed! Afterwards, be sure to check out Bear Hollow Zoological park and Memorial park both of which sit adjacent to this trail! Also, be sure to check out Half-Moon Outfitters and the rest of the Athens' 5 points area which is located only a mile down South Milledge Ave heading back towards downtown! 


Fred Birchmore Trail

293 Gran Ellen Drive
Athens, GA, 30606
33.928271, -83.386974

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