Hiking & Walking Trails
"Whether you are looking to stroll down tranquil tree lined paths or explore the wilder side of nature, Fairfield Glade's walking and hiking trails can accommodate most any need. Park conveniently at the Community and Conference Center to access almost 6 miles of paved walking trails. These trails travel through the center of the community and grant access to most all of the Club's amenities such as Mirror Lake, Stonehenge Golf Club and the Druid Hills Recreation Area with its pool, mini-golf and art gallery. Park at the gravel parking lot on Catoosa Boulevard, about a mile beyond the Good Samaritan facility, and you will be able to hike the 4.3-mile McGinnis / Good Samaritan / Canyon Loop Trail. Huge, moss covered rocks can be seen as you follow this beautiful woodland trail around Peavine Mountain. Enjoy ancient trees towering above as you wind your way along the path past rocky cliffs, small creeks and the occasional cave. Park at the small gravel parking lot at the end of Lake Dartmoor and enjoy a peaceful stroll along the Rotherham Trail as it follows a meandering creek for half a mile. The trail then turns right and climbs steeply for another half-mile up Peavine Mountain to the water tower. The return trip to your car is downhill all the way!
Finally, take a drive to the Overlook near Dorchester Golf course,. Your effort will be well rewarded. Park at the overlook parking area and hike the 2-mile Overlook Trail which descends into the valley and follows Daddy's Creek for about a mile. Depending on the time of year the creek may be a whitewater torrent or a placid stretch of water that is barely moving - either way it is a delightful hike."
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